Jason StewartHead Track & Field Coach
Alma Mater: Appalachian State, 1996
Office Phone: (828) 328-7140
Jason Stewart just finished his 12th year as Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University. In addition, Stewart is in his eighth season as L-R Head Track and Field Coach.
Since taking over as cross country mentor in 2001, Stewart has elevated the squads to the upper echelon of the South Atlantic Conference.
On the men’s side, Stewart has guided the Bears to two NCAA Division II National Championship appearances and regional runner-up places (2003 and 2004) and six SAC second-place finishes (2003-06, 2009-10).
Stewart has led the women’s squad to three South Atlantic Conference Championships (2008-09 and 2012) in addition to three runner-up finishes in 2007, 2010 and 2011.
Stewart also coached L-R's first-ever Women's Cross Country All-American in Kate Griewisch, who earned AA honors three straight years (2009-11) and finished fourth at the NCAA Division II National Championship race in 2011.
Griewisch also won the Southeast Regional race for three consecutive seasons (2009-11) in women's cross country.
Griewisch earned D-II All-American accolades in track and field in the outdoor 10K (2011-12), the outdoor 5K (2012) and the indoor 5K (2012) as well. In 2012, Griewisch finished third in the women's outdoor 10,000-meter championship.
Stewart coached former L-R standout Lamont Savage to a 10th-place finish in the long jump in the 2007 NCAA Division II Track & Field National Championship in Charlotte, N.C.
Stewart, a 1996 graduate of Appalachian State with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics secondary education, was a four-year letterwinner on the Mountaineer Track and Field Team (1992-96). Stewart also got in master’s degree in mathematics secondary education at ASU in 2006.
Stewart is a Level I Certified USATF Track and Field Coach and a Level II Certified USATF Endurance Coach.
Stewart and his wife, Emily, are the proud parents of four children: Jonah, Ethan, Leah and Alayna. The family resides in Conover, N.C.