Congratulations to COACH DAN SAUSER for being the recipient of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Golden Plaque of Distinction Award!

I just wanted to send out a congratulations to Mr. Dan Sauser for being the recipient of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Golden Plaque of Distinction Award this fall for a lifetime of accomplishments in boys and girls cross country.
Most coaches start out with dreams of conference titles and state titles in the sports they love but in reality it is no easy task to win even one of those.  Dan has made winning in cross country a tradition in Monticello and he continues that winning tradition year after year.
I would like to point out that these things do not happen by accident.  Dan is an amazing coach that instills a hard work ethic in his athletes and he has the ability to help students reach above and beyond their own expectations.  Dan’s caring and nurturing attitude combined with the ability to motivate his athletes has made the Monticello Cross Country program one of the best in the state for many years.
In addition to his success as a coach Dan is also an amazing math teacher and spends countless hours planning and providing extra help to his students on a daily basis.  He exemplifies what a winning coach/teacher should represent and that winning attitude is reflected in the athletes/students he works with each day.
Thank you Dan for being a fantastic coach, teacher, and person.  You deserve this and we are all very proud of you!!!–Dr. Jaeger
Dan Sauser Award 2017