Chicago, IL -Calin Hantauhas just been announced as the new head men's and women's cross country and track and field coach. He is entering his fourth season overall with the Scarlet Hawk all previous as the assistant coach. Illinois Tech Director of AthleticsEnzley Mitchell IVstated "We are happy to have Calin lead our Cross Country and Track & Field programs here at IIT. His experience as a student athlete and working with our program over the last few years will be great assets as he continues to lead and develop our student athletes."
In the time Hantau has spent with the Hawks his presence and championship experience has no doubt had an impact. While assisting the 2012 IIT teams women's cross country earned a 4thplace conference finish as well as: three runner of the week award, the overall conference individual champion, the overall conference runner of the year, two Nationals Qualifiers, and a 2012 All American. Also in the 2012 season the women's cross country team set an all-time program high while being ranked as high as17thin the2012 Women's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll.
Calin graduated from Lewis Clark University in 2008 and went on to earn his Masters while being the graduate assistant at Central Methodist University. While at CMU he coached 4 individual athletes who earned All American status for track and field.
A native of Romania and Hantau currently resides in Chicago and has started his coaching duties at IIT this August.