Jason Maus enters his 10th season as the head men’s and women’s cross country and track & field coach at Ohio Northern.
In the 2017-18 season, Maus led the Polar Bear women's team to the OAC Outdoor Championships team title and a second place finish at the OAC Indoor Championships. The women would go on to finish third at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships, their highest placing in school history at the national indoor meet. He also led the men's team to a pair of third place finishes at the OAC Indoor and Outdoor Championships.
In his nine seasons as head coach, Maus has led the men’s program to three indoor conference championship titles and the women’s program to two outdoor titles and an indoor title. He has also coached three National Champions as head coach at Ohio Northern: Josh Colbert, who won the outdoor long jump National Championship in 2014; Matt Molinaro, who claimed the indoor 800 meter title in 2018; and Emily Richards, who is a 9-time National Champion. Richards won the 800-meter run at the 2016 Outdoor National Championships meet before claiming the 800 and 1-mile run national titles at the 2017 Indoor National meet and the 800 and 1,500-meter run titles at the 2017 national outdoor meet. In 2018, she would go on to sweep the 800 and 1500 meter titles at both the NCAA Indoor Championships and NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Maus also coached Richards to an eighth place finish at the 2017 USA Championships in Sacramento, California in the 800-meter run.
During the 2018 season, he would be tabbed as the Outdoor All-Great Lakes Region Women's Head Coach of the Year.
Maus and his staff were named the conference's Coaching Staff of the Year on both the men's and women's side at the 2014-15 OAC Outdoor Championships.
Maus and his staff also swept the 2017 Coaching Staff of the Year awards on the women's side after claiming the honors during both the indoor and outdoor conference championships.
Maus earned Female Coach of the Year honors in the 2016 outdoor season after leading the women's team to a first place regional ranking.
He also garnered Outdoor All-Great Lakes Region Female Coach of the Year honors after guiding the Polar Bears to a conference title and leading Northern to its best team finish in school history at the national meet.
He is no stranger to the Polar Bear program as he was also as an assistant cross country and track and field coach at ONU from 2002-09, where he coached the distance runners and served as the recruiting coordinator.
He came to ONU from Heidelberg, where he was a three-time Academic All-American in track and field and cross country.
Maus was a two-time OAC Champion in track and a two-time All-OAC honoree in cross country.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Heidelberg in 2002 and his Master’s Degree at Bowling Green State University in 2005.
Maus was part of the OAC Women’s Cross Country Coaching Staff of the Year in 2005, 2006, and 2008 and Men’s Cross Country Coaching Staff of the Year in 2007, 2008, and 2016.
Maus is in his second season as Division III President of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
He also serves as a lecturer in the business college at ONU. Maus is USATF Level I and Level II certified in distance and throws.
He and his wife, Lindsey, live in Ada with their sons, Hayden and Jackson.
Track & Field under Maus
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