Two time national champion, Kevin McElvaney begins his 8th year as multi events and pole vault coach at Dickinson State University. During each of McElvaney's years as a member of the coaching staff, the Blue Hawk men's squad has finished among the countries top two teams.
Under Coach McElvaney's direction, Kelsey Aide won three national pole vault titles during her Blue Hawk career. Additionally, several of McElvaney's multi-eventers have been conference champions and national qualifiers. Trevor Willis finished 10th at nationals in 2010 and was back to back DAC conference champion in 2009 and 2010. Ashley Emmons was also a 2009 national qualifier and DAC conference runner up in the Pentathlon.
Coach McElvaney completed an outstanding athletic career at Dickinson State in 2007. A member of two national championship and two national runner-up squads, Kevin was the 2007 national heptathlon runner-up. McElvaney was a four time All-American in track and field, earning the distinction three times in the multi events and once in the pole vault.
McElvaney also won multiple DAC conference titles in the decathlon (2005-2007 indoor and outdoor champion), pole vault, and hurdles.
In 2005, Kevin earned All-American Honorable Mention and DAC All-Conference honors for his exploits on the football field as a cornerback. McElvaney competed for the gridiron Blue Hawks from 2002 to 2005.
McElvaney was named the 2007 Henry Weinbergen Male athlete of the year, an honor given annually to Dickinson State's top all around athletic performer.
Coach McElvaney resides in Dickinson and is a native of Scobey, Montana.