Lauren (Reich) Loeffler is in her fifth season as the assistant coach of the Trinity Tigers men’s and women’s cross country teams. A native of Mesa, Arizona, Coach Loeffler also coaches distance runners on the Trinity men’s and women’s track & field squads.
Coach Loeffler has played a major role in the Tigers’ cross country success. Trinity sent a men’s and women’s runner to the 2018 NCAA Division III Championships. Molly McCullough earned women’s All-America accolades for the second consecutive time, and became Trinity’s first multiple cross country honoree. The Tiger women’s team qualified for the 2017 NCAA Championships, and finished in 16th place.
Prior to coming aboard in 2015, Coach Loeffler worked for five years as the store manager of iRun in San Antonio. She developed extensive training regimens for runners. Included were integrated video analysis of running biomechanics and the development of personal fitness workouts. Coach Loeffler has delivered numerous lectures and conducted special events for a variety of groups.
Coach Loeffler also worked for The Form Corp., training individual athletes from high schools and fitness centers. She guided the athletes in the achievement of specific biomechanical goals.
She served as a running form consultant for several Tiger runners over a two-year period and was a volunteer assistant coach at Trinity in 2010 and 2011.
Coach Loeffler was a gifted student-athlete at DePauw (IN) University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2010 in biology with a minor in U.S. history. Coach Loeffler was an eight-time All-American at the NCAA Division III Cross Country and Track & Field Championships. Her best finishes included second place in the Indoor Track & Field mile and third place in the Outdoor 5k. Coach Loeffler also placed fourth at the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championships.
The talented Coach Loeffler received high honors from the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC). She was elected the 2010 SCAC Woman of the Year and was the conference Women’s Runner of the Year in 2006 and 2009. Coach Loeffler was a nine-time SCAC champion in cross country and track & field.
The former Lauren Reich married Jonathan Loeffler in December 2016.