Roger Haynes

Director of Athletics, Recreation and Fitness
Track and Field Head Coach
Adjunct Professor, Kinesiology

Room 2008 Huff Athletic Center 309-457-2177


A record-setting student-athlete, award-winning coach and visionary administrator, Roger has been part of Fighting Scots athletics for more than four decades.

Roger came to Monmouth College from nearby Avon, Illinois, as a student-athlete in the late ’70s. After he graduated from Monmouth in 1982, Roger remained at his alma mater to serve as an assistant coach. He is now the College’s director of athletics and fitness and an instructor in the Department of Kinesiology.

Under Roger’s leadership as head coach of the men’s and women’s track and field programs, Monmouth experienced unparalleled success. The Fighting Scots produced 12 national champions and at least one All-American from 1985-2020. That includes the indoor and outdoor pole vault national champions in 2018, two years after a long jump championship at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor National Championships. Monmouth’s men’s team placed fourth and third, respectively, at the NCAA National Indoor and Outdoor Championships in 2016.

In addition to 12 national champions, under Roger’s leadership Monmouth’s track and field program produced more than 200 All-Americans, nearly 100 Midwest Conference team titles and more than 900 individual and relay league champions. Monmouth’s men won 21 consecutive Midwest Conference Indoor team championships.

A former school record holder in the College’s high jump and javelin, Roger was named 2007 Division III Men’s National Coach of the Year for the indoor season by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. He was inducted into the Monmouth M-Club Hall of Fame in 1997 and was named the College’s first full-time director of athletics, recreation and fitness in 2022. He is a recipient of the Midwest Conference’s prestigious Meritorious Service Award.

Read more about Roger on the Fighting Scots website.


B.A. – Monmouth College, 1982

M.S. – Western Illinois University, 2007

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