Head Coach for Cross Country and Track & Field
Phone: 701-845-7157 / Fax 701-845-7153
Ken Frenette begins his second full academic year at Valley City State University as the head coach of the men's and women's cross country and track and field teams.
A four time NCAA Division I conference cross country coach of the year honoree, Frenette has 20-plus years of experience as a Head Men's and Women's college coach both on the track and trails.
Frenette’s athletes have earned NCAA Div. I all-conference honors in cross-country 52 times. His athletes have also earned 113 NCAA Division I track & field all-conference accolades. He has had a number of athletes compete nationally and internationally at the NCAA Division I cross country and track and field championships, world junior track and field championships, NAIA track and field championships, the world cross country championships, NACAC track and field championships and the Canadian track and field and cross country championships.
Under coach Frenette’s guidance, his student-athletes have been recognized regionally and nationally for their academic success in earning NCAA Division I All Academic Conference honors over 400 times.
As an NCAA Division I collegiate athlete he established himself as one of the top distance/cross country runners during his college career from 1984-88 in the southeast. He was a two-time Big South Conference cross-country individual champion and earned all-conference honors four times on the trails.
He represented Canada in the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba, where he was the top North American finisher and sixth overall in the marathon. He also qualified for the 1992 Canadian Olympic Trials in the 10,000 meters.
A certified USA Level II Track and Field coach in the middle and long distance events, Coach Frenette has also earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in physical education.
Assistant Coach for Cross Country and Track & Field
Ryan Brohmer is in his third academic year at Valley City State University as the assistant coach for cross country and track and field.
Brohmer has been an assistant with University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Eau Claire, Wis.) and Trinity College (Hartford, Conn.) prior to Valley City State University. The experience and knowledge he has will be vital in producing successful Valley City State University sprinters, jumpers, and throwers.
Brohmer’s athletes have earned NCAA Division III and NAIA all-conference accolades for track and field 15 times, six of those athletes where crowed conference champions. His athletes have also earned all-conference accolades in cross country twice, and 12 athletes have qualified for the NCAA Division III and NAIA track and field championships under his guidance. A total of 11 athletes have achieved All-American accolades under his guidance, and two were crowned national champion.
As an NCAA Division III collegiate athlete he demonstrated that he belonged with some of the best throwers during his college career (2003-2007) at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is a 16-time Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athlete Conference qualifier and earned four all-conference honors. He also is on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire all-time performance list in the weight throw, hammer throw, indoor shot put and discus. Brohmer’s career was capped off when he achieved NCAA Division III All-American honors in the hammer throw in 2007.
Brohmer is currently an active member of USA Track and Field as well as the USA Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, and is currently working on achieving his Level 1 USATF coach’s certification.