Schupbach named track coach at Urbandale

Brooke (Dinsdale) Schupbach

URBANDALE — Former North Tama High School standout Brooke (Dinsdale) Schupbach has been named the new head coach of the Urbandale girls’ track team.

Schupbach, who was a part of three Class 1A state champion teams as a prep at North Tama, moves up from her previous post as one of the J-Hawks’ assistant coaches to become the school’s sixth head coach. The Urbandale Community School’s District Board of Directors approved her hiring at Monday night’s school board meeting. She replaces Randy Hutchinson, who resigned in June.

Schupbach and her twin sister Blaire (Dinsdale) Puls were inducted into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Track and Field Hall of Fame together in 2013. The duo led North Tama to unparalleled heights from 2005-2008 before running collegiately at the University of Nebraska.

Schupbach’s 1A 800-meter Iowa high school state record time still stands. She was named the Iowa Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year in 2006, and at Nebraska she was a two-time NCAA preliminary round qualifier in the 800.

Schupbach is a full-time accountant at Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa in West Des Moines and resides in Urbandale with her husband Taylor and their daughter Brie.