Deb Osteen is in her fourth season as a member of the Southern Miss track and field coaching staff and her first as a full-time coach. Her main coaching responsibilities include working with the middle- and distance runners and cross country teams.
Her 2005 cross country team posted a fifth-place finish, with runner Naomi Kiprotich becoming the second Lady Eagle to receive all-conference honors with her 14th-place finish. During the indoor and outdoor season, Osteen also help produce school record holders in the 1,500 and 10,000 meters. Distance runner Cassandra Goodson pulled double-duty, scoring points in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, while Kiprotich also scored points in the 1,500 meters.
Her 2004 cross country team posted its highest regional finish in the women's program. Also in 2004, Osteen had athletes set school records during the indoor season in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters. Her athletes also set school records during the outdoor season in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000 meters.
Osteen received a master's degree in business administration in 2004.
Prior to coming to Southern Miss, Osteen worked at PDP Company as a marketing coordinator.
Osteen was a four-year letterwinner in cross country and a three-year letterwinner in track and field at Nebraska, specializing in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters. She graduated in 2001 with a degree in business administration. She prepped at Clayton Valley High School in Clayton, Calif., where she was a four-year letterwinner in cross country and track. She also lettered in soccer.
The Clayton, Calif., native is the daughter of David and Sharon Osteen.