Justin Kinseth is entering his fourth season as head coach of the UW-Oshkosh women's and men's track & field teams.
Kinseth’s women’s program has produced one NCAA Division III outdoor individual champion, three Division III indoor All-Americans, two outdoor All-Americans, 17 Division III All-Midwest Region indoor performances, nine All-Midwest Region outdoor efforts, seven WIAC indoor individual champions and four WIAC outdoor individual champions.
Kinseth, the 2020 NCAA Division III Men’s Indoor Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, helped the UW-Oshkosh women’s team to a third-place finish at the WIAC Indoor Championship in 2020. The Titans claimed three event champions at the conference indoor meet and a trio of All-Midwest Region awards before the Division III Championship was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, which also forced the cancellation of the entire outdoor portion of the UW-Oshkosh 2020 schedule.
During the 2018-19 campaign, Kinseth’s women’s squad placed 23rd at the Division III Outdoor Championship and 27th at the national indoor meet. UW-Oshkosh’s Lauren Wrensch won the Division III outdoor long jump title to become the second Titan to win the event and first since 1989. The Titans also had a pair of indoor All-Americans and five total WIAC individual event wins, including four by Wrensch, as UW-Oshkosh finished fourth at the league indoor championship and fifth at the conference outdoor meet.
In his first season with the UW-Oshkosh women's track & field team, Kinseth guided the Titans to a 50th-place finish at the Division III Indoor Championship and a 59th-place result at the national outdoor meet. Kinseth and the Titans also placed third at the WIAC Indoor Championship and sixth at the league's outdoor meet. Kinseth helped two Titans reach All-America status, including Cheyenne Moore, who became the program’s third recipient of the NCAA Division III Midwest Region Women’s Track Athlete of the Year award.
Kinseth came to UW-Oshkosh from Benedictine University (Ill.), where he served as an assistant coach, recruiting coordinator, and director of strength and conditioning for the men’s and women’s track & field teams.
After joining Benedictine University in 2015, Kinseth helped coach the men's track & field team to Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference indoor and outdoor titles in both 2016 and 2017.
In his two-plus years at Benedictine University, Kinseth coached and developed more than 20 NCAA Division III postseason qualifiers, including several All-Americans. Kinseth also coordinated recruiting efforts that saw more than 40 new student-athletes enroll at Benedictine University each year.
With Kinseth’s assistance, the Benedictine University men’s team achieved its first top-25 ranking from the USTFCCCA. The squad was ranked 77th in 2015 before ascending to third in the national poll in 2017.
Kinseth was named the 2017 USTFCCCA Men’s NCAA Division III Assistant Coach of the Year following both the indoor and outdoor national championships. He was also selected the 2017 Men’s NCAA Division III Midwest Region Indoor and Outdoor Assistant Coach of the Year.
During 2017, Kinseth helped Benedictine University place fourth at the Division III men’s outdoor championship. He coached student-athletes to titles in the triple jump and the 400-meter relay while tutoring the national runner-up in the long jump.
Prior to his tenure at Benedictine University, Kinseth was an assistant track & field and cross country coach at Cardinal Stritch University for two years. His recruiting helped bring in 30 student-athletes to the men’s team while helping double the women's roster in just one season.
Kinseth competed in both football and track & field for Wartburg College (Iowa). He was a wide receiver for the Knights in 2009, when the football team won the American Rivers Conference championship and advanced to the NCAA Division III semifinals.
Kinseth was a four-year letterwinner as a member of the Wartburg College track & field team. He helped the Knights win the 2012 ARC indoor and 2013 ARC outdoor titles while competing in the javelin and the multi-events.
Kinseth earned his bachelor’s and master's degree from Wartburg College and Cardinal Stritch University, respectively.