Episode 5 – Kori Stoffregen

Hello everyone, nice to see you again here on episode 5 of D3 Glory Days. I’m Noah Droddy joined as always by my friend and co-host Stu Newstat. We’ve got a fun one for you this week, and a first for this podcast. In our previous four episodes we’ve interviewed recent D3 alums. Today we switch it up a little bit, bringing you the first installment of D3 Glory Days, Coach’s edition. Stu and I sat down with DePauw University head coach Kori Stoffregen, our college coach. We enjoyed having Kori as a guest, we obviously have close connections to Kori, both running in his program all four years, and in Stu’s case subsequently serving as his assistant coach for the last two years. Before Kori was a D3 head coach, he was a Division three athlete at Wartburg College in Iowa. We learn how Kori got into running, and his experience in the early glory days of Division three. From there we move on to his beginnings in coaching, his move to DePauw University (where he’s been since 1996), and what he’s learned in his extensive career in Division three. An all-American himself at Wartburg, Kori has gone on to coach 35 All-American’s at DePauw University, and has been named Conference coach of the year 28 times. We hope you enjoy the hour with Kori as much as we did. Before you go, please be sure to hit that subscribe button, and leave us a quick review, it’s much appreciated. Alright, here’s to the glory days.
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Episode 4 – Emily Richards

Joining us today is Emily Richards, Delaware Ohio native, and Ohio Northern University graduate. Emily had a really exciting collegiate career, collecting 9 national championships and 13 All-American honors. But Emily is perhaps most notable for her range. With registered PRs from the javelin throw and 200m dash, all the way up to a top-ten finish at NCAA Cross Country. She found the most success over the middle distances, and is currently competing as a professional athlete over 800 and 1500 meters for Hoka ONE ONE and the NJNY Track Club.
We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did. If you do, please take a moment to subscribe to the podcast, and if you really want to be a hero, write us a short review – this really helps us grow the audience. Alright, until next time, here’s to the glory days.
Follow Emily on Twitter and Instagram @e_rich2one

Episode 3 – Dhruvil Patel

Thanks for tuning in again, we’re glad to be back on the microphones and bring you another D3 story. Today on the pod, 13x All American and 6x National, Dhruvil Patel. Patel was the headliner for the historically dominant North Central College Cardinals under Al Carius. We covered a lot of ground with Dhruvil, including overcoming tragedy early in his running career, and finding his ‘why’ at a young age. We talked about his college search, and got into detail on what it was like at NCC, where he was always competing for national titles. We capped it off by hearing his plans now, as he tries to jumpstart a pro career. As always if you’re enjoying the content please sunrise to and review our show, it helps a lot. Here’s to the glory days.

You can follow Dhruvil’s journey on Twitter and Instagram – @dhruvil1114

Episode 2 – Annie Rodenfels

Hosts Noah Droddy and Stu Newstat welcome 7x All American, 3x National Champion, and new member of the Asics Greenville Track Club, Annie Rodenfels. Annie competed for Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is coming off of a historic track season. She became the first woman in D3 history to break 10 in the steeplechase, the 2nd woman to win Back to back Steeple Titles and was the 2nd woman to win the Steeple and 5k at the same National meet. We really enjoyed this conversation which follows Annie’s progression from being a brand new cross country runner her freshman year of college, to her national championship victories and plans for a pro-career. As we release this podcast, Annie will be stepping onto the track for her first USA championship – good luck Annie! We’ll catch you on the other side – here’s to the glory days. That’s it for episode for episode two. We hope you enjoyed hearing Annie’s story as much as we did, follow her on instagram: @andrearodenfels.

Episode 1 – Will Leer

In the inaugural Episode of D3 Glory Days, Hosts Noah Droddy and Stu Newstat sit down with Will Leer to hear about his experience at Pomona College. Will covers his transition from High School to College, discusses his college decision process, offers advice to high school athletes, and talks about his college “rivalry” with Nick Symmonds. Be sure to subscribe and leave a review.