Iowa Western Reivers
Reivers Emmett Statzer
Emmett Statzer
Office: KC-1329
Phone: 712-325-3464
Head Coach

Emmett Statzer is going  into his 10th. season as the head crosscountry/track & field coach  for Iowa Western. He expects another year of success in the programs.  Statzer came  from the state of Nevada. He had resided there for 11 years coaching and teaching. His family consists of five child and  a wife.

He spent much of his early life growing up in Manhattan, Montana where he attended Manhattan High School. It was here where he developed his initial passion for track and field. The days of training on cinder tracks were long, but yet so satisfying.

He proceded to continue his running career at Jamestown College, in Jamestown, North Dakota. He ran under legendary coach Rollie Greeno. Emmett focused on the hurdles, mid distances, and relays for the Jimmies. He graduated College Fellow in both of his Bachelor of Arts degrees. He graduated with a BA in Elementry Education and K-12 Physical Education/Health degrees with a minor in coaching.

Statzer brings passion, energy, and most of all competitiveness to Iowa Western.  He and his staff look forward to the 2014-2015 season and expect more success to come.


Reivers Shellene Williams-Davis
Shellene Williams-Davis
Office: KC-1349
Phone: 712-256-6549
Assistant Coach - Sprints

Shellene Williams enters into her sixth year as an assistant coach for the Reivers, bringing lots of personal and professional experiences. She will be focusing her coaching skills in the men's and women's sprint group area.


Shellene Williams was an interim assistant coach with the University of Iowa women's track and field program.

Williams made a strong impact on the University of Iowa women's sprinting events in a short time. She was an all-American in the 400 meters in 2004, and four-time Big Ten champion at Iowa (2003-04). She is one of only four student-athletes in school history to win at least four Big Ten titles during a career, and one of three to win two Big Ten titles at the same meet. Williams still holds outdoor school records in the 200 meters (23.50-2004) and as part of the 1,600-meter relay (3:36.26-2003), and also set the University of Iowa Recreation Building 400-meter record (54.17-2004). Six of her indoor marks and seven outdoor marks still rank in Iowa's all-time top 10.

She transferred to Iowa from Barton Community College, where she was a two-time all-American, two-time regional champion and part of the 2002 NJCAA national champion 400-meter relay team that set a national record of 43.84.

Williams has also been successful in international competition. She ran on the Jamaican 400-meter relay squad that placed third at the 2003 Pan American Games and on the 1,600-meter relay that placed third at the 2003 World Championships. She also placed sixth in the 400 meters at the 2003 Jamaican National Championships.

A native of Old Harbour, Jamaica, Williams was a four-time Jamaican National Junior team member who competed at the World Junior Athletic Championships and the CARIFTA Games. She earned a degree in communication studies from Iowa, and is currently pursuing a degree in student affairs.

Personal -- born February 19, 1981... daughter of Harry Williams and Corene Williams...Marrid to Lancford Davis.

Reivers TJ Pride
TJ Pride
Phone: 712-256-6554
Mobile: 662-279-6922
Assistant Coach - Jumps

Thomas begins his third season as the assistant cross country/track and field coach. Prior to his arrival at IWCC, he served as the graduate assistant and volunteer cross country/ track and field coach at Mississippi College located in Clinton, Mississippi for 5 years. During his time at Mississippi College, he worked closely with the distance and track program. Thomas comes to the program with a passion for hard work and looks forward to working with a strong group of athletes.


In addition to his coaching experience, Thomas also brings athletic experience to the program. He spent his college career at Mississippi College, where he was a dual sport athlete playing football and running track for the Choctaws. While at MC, he was a diverse athlete, competing in multiple events 4x100m, Long Jump, Triple Jump, and Pole Vault. He earned NCAA ASC All Conference wide receiver, NCAA DIII All-America status 4 times during outdoor track in the Pole Vault, Long Jump, and Triple Jump. Finished his career at MC with the school record in the pole vault with a jump of 5.15m and finished his post collegiate career with a jump of 5.47m


Thomas is a native of Iuka, MS., and graduated from Tishomingo County High School. Thomas received a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, and minor in Business from Mississippi College, located in Clinton, Mississippi and a Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration from Mississippi College.​

Reivers Crystal Statzer
Crystal Statzer
Mobile: 785-269-8271
Assisstant Coach - Distance

Crystal Statzer begins her 2nd. year as an assistant cross country/track & field coach for Iowa Western. She joins the team with much excitement and anticipation for the upcoming season. Berndt comes from the State of Kansas where she resided for most of her life and was Head Women's cross country/track & field coach at Colby Community College the past 8 years.

Statzer grew up in Oakley, Kansas where she attended Oakley High School. At a very young age Statzer developed a love for Track and Field.

Statzer continued her education at Colby Community College from 1996-1998. She ran for Kirk Hunter the current Head Coach at Wichita State University in Kansas.  Berndt was a standout runner and a five-time All American for CCC. She was one of the six ladies to make it to Nationals where their team placed second Indoor and third Outdoor. Statzer held the record at CCC in the 100 hurdles & the Pentathlon for 18 years, which were both broke by athletes she had coached. She currently still holds the record at CCC for the Heptathlon.

Statzer began her coaching career at Oakley HS from 1999-2007. In 2005 she helped coach the first girl’s team in Oakley's history to win a Cross Country championship.

Statzer began coaching at Colby Community College in 2007. During her 8 years at Colby, she coached 2 National Champions, 13 All-Americans, over 60 Academic All-Americans & set 16 new school records.

Statzer is very excited to be a part of one of the top cross country/track & field programs in the Nation here at Iowa Western. She hopes to bring passion & share her knowledge from years of coaching with this great team.


Reivers Todd Davis
Todd Davis
Office: KNV1349
Phone: 712-256-6554
Mobile: 402-297-2747