I'm Coach M.
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  • One of top High School Middle Distance Runners in Early 2000's
  • Former standout runner for the University of Oklahoma and Colorado State University
  • Trained by some of the nation's top middle & long-distance coaches
  • Overcame numerous injuries, including a devastating farm accident losing part of a big toe, to set State Records and lead college teams to NCAA Championships
  • Running PR's of:
  • 1:51.31 (800m)
  • 4:05.75 (Mile)
  • 8:12.38 (3000m)
  • 14:14.84 (5000m)
  • 30:06 (10k XC)


  • Began as a Graduate Assistant Track & Field/Cross Country Coach at NCAA DI South Dakota State University
  • Part of South Dakota State's then highest performing men's program in the DI era, leading to multiple NCAA DI All-American Honors
  • Hired as the middle & long distance coach at Texas State University to become the youngest coach in the NCAA DI to hold that same position at that point in time
  • Part of 8 Sun Belt Conference Team Championships, including leading the program to its first ever Sun Belt Conference Cross Country Team Title
  • Within First 3 years at Texas State, led program to the Nation's fastest rise of all NCAA DI Cross Country Programs during the same timespan
  • Regarded as a top level recruiter of distance runners, signing numerous Texas High School State champions to a program with previously little background in distance running success


  • Chose a career in coaching for the opportunity to pour into athletes, not just as runners, but as people
  • Views running as an amazing opportunity to grow and develop to one's own potential in other areas of life
  • Approach to coaching is centered around truly knowing and understanding the athlete as a person
  • Builds internal belief in oneself and in others that is contagious to all other disciplines in one's own life
  • Focuses on developing each athlete to their true potential. Personal Records (PR's) are a mere by-product of hard work + smart training fueled by unwavering belief. The greatest reward is the achieving of one's own potential in all other avenues of their life.

My Journey

It's not always easy, but it's worth every second.
  • Alex Muntefering was a top prep middle-distance unner in the U.S. and still holds numerous state and local records in South Dakota.


    The Beginning

    • High School All-American 800m Runner
    • Six-Time South Dakota State Champion
    • Two-Time Gatorade Athlete-of-the-Year
  • Alex Muntefering was a standout distance runner for the University of Oklahoma and Colorado State University.


    Collegiate Running

    • Two-Time All-Big 12 Conference Team
    • Four-Time All-Mountain West Conference Team
    • Part of Oklahoma's NCAA 5th Place XC Team
    • Led Colorado State back to the NCAA Championships after a 9 year slump
  • Alex Muntefering was one of the NCAA Division I's top rising young distance coaches.


    Collegiate Coaching

    • Program Bests & All-Americans
    • 8 Sun Belt Conference Team Titles
    • Led one of the NCAA's fastest rising XC programs
  • Alex Muntefering, Coach M, private coach for endurance runners


    Private Coaching

    • Personalized, Optimized, and Authentic Relationships
    • Developmental training style that is proven as one of the best
    • Focused on a limited number of athletes in order to maximize personalization

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It's Free. I want to get to know more about you. And I want you to get to know more about me. Then, you can decide what's best for you!