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Former Sherrard High School athlete and Olympic bobsled medalist Dan Steele is moving on.

Steele, who has been the head men’s and women’s track and field coach at the University of Northern Iowa for the past six years, resigned that position Friday to become the associate head coach at Iowa State.

As the head coach at UNI, Steele helped his student-athletes set 35 school records and win 49 Missouri Valley Conference individual titles. Prior to that, he was the assistant head coach at Oregon, where he worked alongside current Iowa State director of track and field Martin Smith.

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As an athlete, Steele was the 1992 NCAA champion in the 400-meter hurdles at Eastern Illinois and later won a silver medal in the decathlon at the 1999 Pan-American Games.

He then followed his twin brother, Darrin, into the bobsled and was the brakeman on a four-man team that won a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Darrin remains involved in the sport as the executive director of the U.S. Bobsled Federation.

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