|Alma Mater:||Stanford '11|
Mark Mueller is in his fourth season on the track & field staff and second season full-time, spending the first two years as a volunteer, assisting with sprints and jumps under coach Shawn Wilbourn and former assistant coach Matt LoPiccolo.
Mueller has seen great success in regards to his student-athletes, with every student-athlete breaking a personal record in at least one of their main events. Since arriving at Duke, Mueller’s athletes have seen great athletic success, as Mueller has helped them to break over 20 school records with 15 athletes qualifying for NCAA Competition.
In 2017, Mueller helped guide four Duke runners to All-American honors. Madeline Kopp was second-team All-American during both the indoor and outdoor seasons in the 800 meters. She was also a second-team Outdoor All-American in the 4x400 meter relay, with MacKenzie Kerr, India Lowe, and Maddy Price joining her. He also helped seven Duke athletes earn All-ACC honors.
Starting in 2017, Mueller’s work with the Duke student athletes will extend off the track. As part of his duties as a full-time assistant coach, Mueller will continue to serve the student athletes beyond the athletic realm and invest in their further development.
Mueller has also guided two student-athletes to international competition. In 2015, Kopp advanced to the semi-final round in the 400 for the World University Games in Gwangiu City, South Korea and earned bronze in the 4x400. In 2016, Price placed fourth in the 200 and fifth in the 400 at the Canadian Olympic Trials and was selected for the Canadian team for the 2016 NACAC U23 Championships in San Salvador, El Salvador and went on to get fourth in both the 200 and 400, while also garnering the bronze medal in the 4x400 relay.
As an undergraduate at Stanford University from 2006-2011, Mueller was a dual-sport athlete, lettering four years in track and field as a sprinter and three years in football. On the track, Mueller earned a 2011 All-America honorable mention accolade, 2011 Pac-10 All-Academic and 2011 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Scholar-Athlete honors, and was named to the 2010 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Track and Field Team. Mueller placed sixth in the 2010 Pac-10 Championships in the 200 and was part of the 4x400 relay team that qualified for the NCAA Track & Field Championships in 2011.
Mueller completed his Masters in Theological Studies at the Duke Divinity School in 2016. Mueller graduated from Stanford in 2011 with his Bachelor of Arts in classical studies with a minor in religious studies. In the summer of 2010, he traveled to Arad, Israel, to teach English to Sudanese refugees, helping them develop basic English language skills.
Since graduating from Stanford, Mueller founded Sports & Scholars, serving as a private coach for over a dozen athletes running in international competitions. He has also spent time as a high school varsity coach for multiple sports, including track and field, football, women’s basketball and men’s lacrosse.