This past weekend, Coach Glen Gardiner, was inducted into the hall of fame by the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association. Gardiner was honored along with eight others, one coach and seven former high school athletes, at the associations yearly clinic held at the Madison Marriott West.
Gardiner attended Marquette University from 1989-1994, as a member of both the cross country and track/field teams. He then started coaching track and field at Milwaukee Vincent as the boys head coach from 1996 to 2011. He then joined Wauwatosa East girls track and field program in 2012 as an assistant coach until 2014, took over as the head coach from 2014-16, and is currently an assistant coach with the girls team. Gardiner also coached the boys and girls cross country teams at Milwaukee Vincent from 1995-2010 and since 2011, has been the girls cross country head coach at Wauwatosa East.
Coach Gardiner received the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel “Coach of the Year” in 2001 and 2002, and was the WISTCA District II Coach of the Year in 2001. In 1997, Gardiner coached the Milwaukee Vincent boys cross country team to a Milwaukee Conference championship. He was inducted into his high school, North Bend (OR), hall of fame in 2008. Gardiner is also currently the Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association District VII rep.
Coaching Highlights – Track & Field:
Milwaukee Vincent High School
WIAA State Champions: 2001, 2003, 2005
WIAA State Runners Up: 2002, 2004
WIAA Third Place Finish: 1998, 2009
WIAA Fifth Place Finish: 2006, 2008
WIAA Regional Champions: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
WIAA Sectional Champions: 2001, 2002, 2003
Milwaukee City Conference Champions: 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008
Coached 14 individual state champions and nine relay champions. Two relays broke state records.
2001 – 400m relay, 41.67
2008 – 800m relay, 1:27.29