Joe Haggenmiller, who has had athletes qualify for nationals in all three sports he’s coached, begins his 12th year at Michigan Tech in 2013.
During his career, he has coached 26 national qualifiers and five All-Americans.
The Twin Cities, Minn., native began his tenure at Tech in August, 2003, and the Huskies endurance programs have flourished under his leadership.
Haggenmiller was a standout in cross country, Nordic skiing, and track and field while attending Northern Michigan from 1988-91. His running personal bests are sub 16:00 (5K), sub 34:00 (10K), and sub 2:45 (Marathon). In addition, he has been a competitor at the United States and Canadian National Skiing Championships, the Olympic Skiing Trials, and the U.S. Ski Team Trials on 12 different occasions. He is a past Master’s national champion (15K CL, 2004) and a Junior Olympic medal winner (20K FS, 1989). He has trained extensively with five different NCAA national ski champions and coached many Junior Olympic medalists, some of whom were national champions.
Haggenmiller earned a bachelor of science degree from Northern Michigan in 1991 before going on to gain his juris doctor degree from the University of Utah in 1994. He is also licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, however, his coaching duties have kept him relatively inactive in the legal profession.
He is a USA Track and Field Certified Coach and a USSA Professional Coach in Nordic Skiing.
Haggenmiller is married to Amy Hume Haggenmiller from Marquette, Mich. The couple has two daughters, Gretchen and Lucia.