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Dave Eckburg


Head Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach
Assistant Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach

Dave Eckburg became the Buccaneer Men’s Cross Country Head coach in 1996 and took the reins of the Women’s team in 2000. Under his tenure, the men’s and women’s teams have established themselves as perennial Midwest Conference contenders.

Eckburg is a 1995 graduate of the University of Illinois, where he was a four-year varsity runner, earning several awards. In 1993 he was named the team's MVP and in 1994 he received All-Big Ten honors in cross country while competing for the Illini. He also earned cross country Academic All-American honors from 1990 to 1994. He also earned NCAA Division I Regional honors in the 10,000m as a senior.

He is an Art teacher at South Beloit High School.