Dr. Tom Raunig came to the University in 2008 from the University of Montana, where he was the head track and field/cross country coach for men and for women for 12 years. He coached numerous professional athletes including five different individual national track and field champions. Raunig provides service opportunities for his students, including a homeschoolers physical education course and assisting in after-school programs. His students go on to coach at schools throughout the Northwest.

His research interests include the role of the coach in predicting the oxygen utilization of distance runners, as well as the relationship between the funding of collegiate athletics and success in coaching. Raunig feels fortunate to combine his love of sport and fitness into a profession. He volunteers on behalf of the YWCA domestic violence shelter, Relay for Life, and the Buddy Walk. He is also an official at local sporting events.

Dr. Raunig is still dedicated to staying physically fit. His activities include running, hiking, biking, and walking throughout the beautiful city of Great Falls.

BS, University of Montana
MS, University of Montana
EdD, Montana State University

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