Head Coach Zach Schroeder

This fall, Coach Schroeder enters his eighth year at TMC, his sixth as head coach. Since 2006, Schroeder has coached his athletes to 29 All-GSAC titles, 14 NAIA All-American titles, and two individual NAIA National Champion titles one in cross country and one in the marathon for track.

Just six years ago, Schroeder coached TMC men’s cross country to their first team appearance at the NAIA National Championships; under Schroeder's leadership Master’s has not failed to produce at least one individual NAIA National qualifier each season.The past two years, the men's cross country squad has claimed back-to-back GSAC Championship Titles and hope to add a third title this year.

Following the completion of his master’s degree (National University) in 2006, Schroeder turned his attention to building an elite running program at TMC. His vision and passion for the sport have transformed what was once simply TMC cross country, into what is now the TMC Distance Project. While bringing in many high caliber athletes to TMC, Schroeder has proven his ability to develop all levels of talent, witnessing elevated levels of performance each subsequent year.

A process of 4 years of hard work, 2010 marked the evolution of the program with the first Conference Championship victory for men’s cross country in the history of the program, along with the Mustangs’ highest team finish at the NAIA Cross Country Championships, 11th overall. In the spring of 2010, Jeff Jackson became the NAIA National Champion in the men’s marathon.  The following year, the men’s squad went on to claim their second Conference Championship title with two athletes finishing in the top five at the NAIA national cross country meet.

In 2011, both men's and women's cross country teams had their highest national finish with both squads finishing in the 10th overall at the NAIA National Championships, naming three more All Americans along the way; this the first national team appearance for the women and a breakout year for TMC women’s running.

More than simply a recruiter, Coach Schroeder is responsible for the program's training regimen, the implementation of a highly-focused training philosophy, and most of all, a mentor to his athletes who are learning not only bodily discipline, but how to live and run to please the Lord Jesus Christ.

Coach Schroeder resides in Santa Clarita with his wife, Amie.