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Dragons head track and field coach Ryan Milner gets 3-year contract extension

During his time with the Dragons, Milner has coached 17 Division II all-Americans

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MOORHEAD — Minnesota State Moorhead athletic director Chad Markuson announced that Ryan Milner has gotten a three-year contract extension to continue as the Dragons' head track and field and cross country coach.

Milner has been at his post since 2017. Prior to that, he was head cross country coach and associate head track and field coach at MSUM from 2013-2017. Milner was also an assistant coach at MSUM from 2011-13.

During his time with the Dragons, Milner has coached 17 Division II all-Americans, 101 all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honorees and 48 all-region performances. He led the Dragons men's cross country team to three consecutive national championship trips.

MSUM has set 31 school records during Milner's time as coach. The Dragons also won the women's distance medley relay and the men's 10,000 meters at the Drake Relays, marking MSUM's first wins at the meet.

Milner is a 2003 graduate of Dana College and earned his Master's degree in organizational leadership from Chadron State in 2008. His previous assistant coaching gigs included Valley City State, Chadron State, Soka and Dana.

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