Thunderbird Cross Country Coaching Staff
Head Coach - Daniel Molnar
Coach Daniel Molnar is originally from Hungary. Early on he found that athletics can be used as a way to emerge and eventually succeed in his academics. Upon receiving athletic scholarship in the USA he continued his education that led him a Bachelors in Science in Exercise Science degree from Dickinson State University. While in college he was known to be very competitive from 800m all the way to marathon in which he was a 2-time national championship qualifier. His competitiveness post-collegiately drove him to run more than what his body was able to maintain and suffered an injury that required surgery. Debating on his future he sided with triathlons where he could stay competitive. After learning how to bike and swim properly he has become an accomplished off-road triathlete. He won international championship age-group events and he qualified for multiple world championship races where Molnar represented the USA and his "new" hometown of Bismarck, ND. His main goal as an athlete is become a professional triathlete that was temporarily sidelined by a recent bike-car accident where he suffered multiple bone fractures and collapsed lungs.
Molnar is a third year cross country head coach for the Thunderbirds. He states he will be an accomplished coach when native american athletes will seek to run for United Tribes and the best of them will bring fame and medals back from championship events. He leads by example and he never settles for mediocre performance. Every runner who is motivated enough can accomplish more than what they previously thought by adhering to a structured and smart training program.
Phone: (701) 255-3285 Ext. 1367