Ben Stensland
 Ben Stensland
Position:
Graduate Assistant Coach


In sixth year as assistant coach at Western Washington University ... During that stretch has coached sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and throwers for Vikings ... Worked with national champion javelin throwers Monika Gruszecki (2011) and Bethany Drake (2014) and four-time national champion pole vaulter Ryan Brown (2 indoor, 2 outdoor, 2010 & 2011) ... In all, has coached 13 NCAA Division II All-Americans and written training programs for another 12 ... Has coached 26 Great Northwest Athletic Conference individual champions and athletes setting 43 indoor and outdoor school records ... WWU has won six GNAC team titles and had eight Top 25 finishes at NCAA II Indoor and Outdoor Championships during his tenure ... Pursuing master's degree in human movement and performance after receiving bachelor's degree from WWU in kinesiology in 2009 ... Competed in football at WWU and was three-sport athlete at Sequim High School ... 30 years old.