|Previous College:||Western Washington '02|
Chris Zeller enters his seventh year as EWU's head cross countrycoach.
In 2008, he led the men's cross country team to a best-everthird place finish at the Big Sky Conference Championships. In2007, the women's cross country team finished fourth at the BSCChampionships, which was their best finish in school history at theDivision I level. He coached Paul Limpf, who finished 73rd at the2008 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, and MattieBridgmon, who finished 64th in 2007.
Zeller has coached nine athletes to All-Big Sky Conferencehonors in cross country (top ten). In track, he has coached threeBig Sky Champions (Kyle King 11-12, Mattie Bridgmon 08) and 12All-Conference performers. Bridgmon also went on to NCAA Nationalsin track, placing 13th in the 5,000.
Before coming to Eastern, Zeller served as head boys' crosscountry coach for Port Angeles High School. In his three yearsthere, his teams finished 13th, sixth and seventh at state, and hewas voted the Narrows League Coach of the Year in both 2003 and2004.
Prior to coaching at Port Angeles, Zeller assisted at FerndaleHigh for one year in 2001. During that season, the FHS boys' teamcaptured the league and district titles.
Zeller earned his bachelor's degree in history-secondaryeducation from Western Washington University in winter 2002. He hashis USA Track and Field Level II certification in the distance,sprints and hurdles.
Zeller ran for Western Washington, and prior to that for PatTyson at Mead High School where he was a team captain his senioryear. He and his wife, Maya, have been married for 13 years. Theyhave a daughter, Zoey (3), and a new-born son Canyon (July2012).