Pete Wareham can also be reached at 651-962-6641 or at: [email protected]
Pete Wareham starts his 26th season as St. Thomas' men's cross country head coach in 2018. He's also a longtime assistant in the track and field program.
Wareham has been synonymous with running excellence, both as a St. Thomas coach and competitor as a top road racer in Minnesota.
Wareham helped coach two NCAA champions in 2011-12 -- cross country's Ben Sathre, and track and field 800-meter man Mike Hutton. Sathre was also the 2010 NCAA Division III runner-up in cross country. Two of his 2015-16 distance runners -- Dylan Baumann and Jacob Gerhartz -- were voted CoSIDA Academic All-America recipients.
Wareham was named the USTFCCCA Central Region assistant Coach of the Year for the 2012 indoor track and field season.
In 2009, Wareham guided the Tommies to their first NCAA team qualifying berth since 2002 in a close finish at the Central Regional, where just five points separated the top four teams.
In six consecutive NCAA Division III cross country championship meets from 1997-2002, the Tommies placed eighth, 12th, 12th, 15th, fifth and 18th, with seven individual All-America finishes. He also coached three track and field All-Americas in the NCAA Division III 1,500 meters in 1998 and 2000.
His Tommie CC squads have won four conference championships, and as an assistant in indoor and outdoor track and field, he’s been part of nearly three dozen MIAC champion teams.
A native of Minneapolis and a graduate of Southwest High, Wareham ran for St. Thomas from 1981-85 and was a six-time All-America in cross country and track. He ran in all four NCAA Championships in cross country. He placed third at nationals as a senior, leading the Tommies to the national team title. He also placed 22nd and second at the national CC meet, helping St. Thomas to fourth- and third-place team finishes. He was a key contributor to the Tommies’ NCAA champion indoor track and field team as a senior.
In track and field, he won three MIAC Championship races, and finished runner-up in the outdoor 5,000 as a sophomore.
Wareham resides in Woodbury with his wife Mary Jo. Their son Nate graduated from St. Thomas in 2016 and was a member of the Tommies’ men’s golf team. Their youngest son Nick competed in the state cross country and track and field meets as a distance runner at Woodbury High, and now competes at Division I Georgetown.
Coach Mathre’s Comments:
"Coach Wareham is instrumental and irreplaceable to our program. His distance runners receive tremendous attention and instruction. His transition from the cross country season to indoor and outdoor track is well planned to assure maximum success for his athletes."