Stephanie Bylander is in her second year as the head coach of the women’s cross country and track programs, having previously served as an assistant coach since 2015.
Last season, the women’s cross country program won the Holloway Park XC Preseason Festival, the first team meet victory since the 2006 squad won the SSC Championship. The women’s track program also saw a first with Addison Cantor and Hannah Flemming earning the programs first CoSIDA Academic All-America awards.
- All-SSC (2): 2018 – Addison Cantor, Hannah Flemming
- USTFCCCA All-Region (2): 2018 – Addison Cantor, Hannah Flemming
- SSC Runner of the Week (1): 2018 – Addison Cantor
- USTFCCCA All-Region (3): 2019 – Hannah Flemming (1,500, 5,000), Ysabella Guerra (10,000)
- USTFCCCA All-Academic (6): 2018 – Addison Cantor, Hannah Flemming, Aleksa Guerra, Hannah Nelson, Jolene Vergauwen, Sarah Zamot
- USTFCCCA All-Academic Team: 2018 (3.60 GPA)
- Google Cloud Academic All-American (2): 2018-2019 – Addison Cantor, Hannah Flemming
- Google Cloud Academic All-District (2): 2018-2019 – Addison Cantor, Hannah Flemming
Prior to Florida Southern, Bylander was a coach at Woodland Park High School in Woodland, Colo. and an assistant track and field coach at Sangre De Cristo Middle School in Mosca, Colo.
As a student-athlete, Bylander was a 10-time All-American (four-time cross country, five-time outdoor track, one-time indoor track) at Adams State from 2001-05 and a member of Grizzlies’ Division II National Champion Cross Country teams in both 2003 and 2004. She also placed in the top three at a National Championship four times, was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s Athlete of the Year and the North Central Region Athlete of the Year in 2004.
Bylander was also a standout in the classroom as she was a four-time member of the USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams.
Her post-collegiate career includes seven Top-15 finishes at USATF Championship events as well as a fifth-place finish at the NACAC Cross Country Championships in 2007. Bylander was also a four-time member of the USA National team and was 12th at the USATF 8K Cross Country Championships in 2006.
Bylander, who holds a USATF Level 1 Coaching Certification, earned her bachelor of arts degree in exercise physiology and exercise science from Adams State in 2005.
She is married to Matt Levassiur, the head coach of the Florida Southern College men's cross country and track teams. The couple has a daughter, Allie.