Lars Tenglin will enter his fourth season as an assistant javelin coach for the men's and women's track and field team at Wheaton College during the 2018-19 academic year.
Tenglin came to Wheaton College after a one-year stint as assistant throws coach at the University of North Dakota where he worked with both the men and women’s javelin throwers.
Tenglin got his coaching start at his alma mater, North Park University where he spent one year as the assistant track and field coach primarily working with the men’s and women’s throwers.
As an undergraduate at North Park University, Tenglin was a four-year member of the track & field team and served as captain his senior year. He qualified for nationals twice in track and field and garnered All American accolades in the javelin both times. He qualified four times for CCIW All-Conference honors, was a three-time conference champion in the javelin and holds the meet record with a toss of (64.00m/210). He also currently still holds the North Park University school record in the javelin with a throw of (67.46m/221’4).
A 2011 North Park University graduate, Tenglin earned a degree in History and completed his graduate master studies in 2016 when he earned a degree in education.
Tenglin is still actively competing in the Javelin as an unattached athlete. In 2017 he was ranked #30 overall in the US by 2017 USATF rankings with a throw of 69.92m (229’5).
Outside of Wheaton College Tenglin also coaches at Norton High School where he has been since the fall of 2013. During his time at Norton, the Lancers have had 2 state champions and 1 New England champion in the boy javelin.