Mark Kostek will become the NCAA secretary-rules editor for men’s and women’s track and field/cross country, effective September 1, 2016. He will shadow the current secretary-rules editor for the sport Bob Podkaminer, whose term is ending, for the next year.
Kostek, the head men’s and women’s track and field/cross country coach at National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics member Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska, has over 30 years of administrative experience in the sport. He is a U.S.A. Track and Field certified master level official and referee.
Kostek also served as a member of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country Rules Committee from 1996-2000.
In his career, Kostek served as an assistant track and field coach at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln from 1980-1992 and was promoted to coordinator of the program from 1992-2000.
After 20 years on the Husker’s staff, Kostek was named the 10th director of the Drake Relays and held the position from 2000-2005. After five years, he transitioned to the position of associate athletics director for external operations and relays and assistant director of athletics for the annual fund and special events from 2005-2011.
Kostek has also served as the vice president of sports and development for the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau from 2011-2013.
He is a former track and field student-athlete at Kansas where he qualified to compete in the 1976 U.S. Olympic Trials in the javelin.
Kostek earned a bachelor of science degree in physical education from Nebraska in 1986 and a master’s in public administration in 2007 from Drake University.