Meet the Coach

Dan Fishel – Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach

Dan Fishel – Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach

My Background

  • Hometown: Norton Shores, MI
  • High School: Attended Ravenna Public Schools before graduating from Whitehall High School
  • Academic Background: Associate in Arts, 1998, Muskegon Community College
    Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, 2001, Grand Valley State University
    Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, 2011, Grand Valley State University

More About Me

  • Coaching at MCC:

    5th year: Women's team qualified 2 runners for the NJCAA D1 National Championships; Men's team placed 30th at the NJCAA D1 National Championships
    4th year: Women's team 22nd at NJCAA D1 National Championships; Men's team 24th at the NJCAA D1 National Championships
    3rd year: Women's team 14th at NJCAA D1 National Championships; Men's team 27th at the NJCAA D1 National Championships
    2nd year: Women's team 24th at the NJCAA D1 National Championships; Men's team 14th at the NJCAA D1 National Championships
    1st year: Women's team 25th at the NJCAA D1 National Championships; Men's team 29th at the NJCAA D1 National Championships

More Information:
  • MCC men’s team finished 3rd out of 19 full teams and the women’s team finished 6th out of 16 full teams at the 2016 Wisconsin Lutheran Invitational
  • MCC men’s and women’s cross country teams won the community college division championships in 2013 at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational in Rock Island, Illinois and the women repeated as champions in 2014
  • Muskegon Chronicle Divisions 1+2 High School Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2011
  • NCAA DII Academic All-American and GV Sports Athlete of the Week while running college cross country at Grand Valley State University
  • Part of GLIAC Championship team while running college track at Grand Valley State University
  • Part of 1996 Whitehall Track & Field State Championship team in high school
  • Part of 1995 West Michigan Conference Championship Cross Country team in high school
  • MCC cross country teams regularly volunteer working at the GMAA (city) track & field meet and the West Michigan Invitational (All Star) track & field meet”