Stephen Arvanis is in this third year as volunteer assistant coach for the cross country and track programs. As a Saluki, Arvanis was a two-time MVC Champion in the 800 meter run and an eight-time All-MVC performer. His indoor 800m time of 1:50.07 ranks 3rd on the all-time SIU list.
In his time as a volunteer assistant, Arvanis has assisted in all aspects of the distance program, including the MVC men's cross country championship in 2012. In 2013, he became a USATF Level I certified track coach.
2011-12: All-MVC in the indoor 800m with his second place finish...Competed in five events in 12 meets in both the indoor and outdoor seasons combined...Notched two wins across both the indoor and outdoor seasons, one in the indoor mile at the Saluki Fast Start and the other in the outdoor 800m at the Illinois State Dual Meet...Finished in the top-ten in at the MVC Outdoor Championships in the 800m
2010-11: Named All-MVC Honoree in the 800m...Notched a first place finish at the MVC Outdoor Championships in the 800m...Recorded a first place finish at the Ole Miss Invitational in the 800m with a season best time of 1:52.86.
2009-10: Named All-Missouri Valley Conference in both the 800m and the 4x400 relay for the second consecutive season...Captured the 800m title at both the MVC Indoor and Outdoor Championships...Earned MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week honors on Dec. 10, 2009...Won the 800m races at the Gladstein Invitational (Jan. 23) and Ole Miss Invitational (April 10)...Set a new personal-best 800m time of 1:51.80 at the Gladstein Invitational.
2008-2009: Was an all-MVC performer in the 800m and 4x400 relay...Finished third in the 800m in the MVC Outdoor Championships with a outdoor personal-best time of 1:52.23...Part of 4x400 relay team that notched a second-place finish at the outdoor championships...Led team during indoor season in the 800m running a personal-best of 1:51.90 at the Rod McCravy Invitational that was the ninth fastest in Saluki history...Won the 800m at the SASF Invitational
2007-2008: Best finish was in the Saluki Fast Start, where he placed third in the 800m run with a time of 1:55.68...Redshirted during the outdoor track season.
High School: Finished third at state in the 800m his senior year...Member of the Elite All-State team as a junior and a senior...Three-time conference champion in the 800m... Anchored his school's third-place 4x800 team at the state meet as a junior...Set school records in the 4x800 relay and 800m run as a sophomore...Won indoor 800m state title as a senior...Named Iowa's Most Outstanding Performer at the senior All-Star meet.
Personal: Graduated from Southern Illinois in 2012 with a B.S. in Mathematics...Currently working on Teacher's Certification and Master's in Secondary Education while substitute teaching in the area...Born April 1, 1989...Son of Todd and Amy Arvanis...Resides in Carbondale with his wife, Alli.