CEDAR FALLS | Dave Paulsen is officially the University of Northern Iowa's cross country/track and field head coach.
UNI director of athletics Troy Dannen announced Thursday that the interim tag has been removed from Paulsen's title and the former Panther All-American has agreed to a four-year contract as the head coach.
Paulsen, in his eighth year on the Panther coaching staff, took over as interim head coach in July. During his time on the staff, his student-athletes have set 19 school records and won 17 Missouri Valley Conference championships. Three Panthers have earned NCAA All-America honors while 14 have qualified for the NCAA Championships.