Northern Michigan University adds assistant track coach Mike Dellemann

Michael Dellemann

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s track and field program has added Michael Dellemann as an assistant coach, to work with head coach Jenny Ryan.

“He will bring a fresh perspective to our program with his experiences as a coach and an elite athlete,” Ryan said in an NMU news release. “Michael will primarily be working with the jumps, hurdles, pole vault and the multi-event groups but will also play a key role in helping the team reach their potential.”

Dellemann has spent the past two seasons at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

“Coach Ryan has done a great job with the program and I am excited to build on the success that her and (assistant) coach (Luke) Pease have had,” Dellemann said.

At UWSP, Dellemann helped eight Pointer athletes qualify for the NCAA Division II Championships, including an All-American in the indoor heptathlon.

“Michael has the technical and practical experience coaching athletes at a high level,” Ryan added. “He understands what it takes to be successful and has guided many athletes to great performances.”

In his own athletic career, Dellemann competed for the elite development team of the U.S. bobsled and skeleton teams from 2011-13. He was ranked fourth on the team heading into the 2014 Winter Olympics after recording multiple top international finishes.

Beginning his coaching career at Stevens Point Area High School in 2010, Dellemann worked with the pole vault, hurdles and high jump. He remained in the position for seven seasons where he coached a state champion, multiple state qualifiers and helped guide the school to multiple conference titles.

As a student-athlete at UW-Stevens Point, where he graduated in 2010, Dellemann was an All-American in 2009 in the indoor pentathlon and in 2010 in the indoor 55-meter hurdles. He was a three-time Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion and set school records in the indoor pentathlon.

Dellemann earned his MBA from Keller Graduate School in 2015. He resides in Ishpeming with partner, Emily, and daughter, Penny.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.