Bryan Fetzer enters his third season as assistant coach in charge of women's sprints and hurdles.
During the 2006 season, his athletes were impressive in setting new school records, including Antonette Carter in the 60-meter dash, Osarhiemen Omwanghe in the 60 hurdles and Cal's 4x400 relay. The Bears also set a new freshman women's record in the 4x400 relay.
In 2005, the women's sprint group broke several school records in addition to qualifying both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays for the NCAA Championships for the first time in school history. One of Fetzer's post-collegiate track athletes, Adam Shunk (Nike), had a lifetime best in the high jump (2.30m) and an IAAF World listing of 12th.
Fetzer comes to Cal from Muncie, Ind., where he was an assistant women's cross country and track & field coach at Ball State University. Under his guidance, three athletes won their first Mid-American Conference titles, five athletes qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships and one qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Also that season, Ball State multi-event athletes broke two school records that had previously stood for 10 years each.
Prior to his one-year stint at Ball State, Fetzer spent four years as the Director of Track and Field and Cross Country at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. From the summer of 1999 to the summer of 2003 at Gardner-Webb, Fetzer started the track and field program and led its transition from NCAA Division II status to Division I. During his tenure, he coached six NCAA champions along with 12 All-Americans, including the 2000 IAAF world leader in the 55m, Julia O'Neal. The women's team produced a pair of top five finishes at the NCAA Championships in their only year as a Division II program and finished as the Atlantic Sun Conference runner-up in the school's first year in Division I. After the 2000 season, Fetzer was named the USTCA NCAA Division II Women's Southeast Coach of the Year.
Fetzer's collegiate coaching experience started at Ranger College in Ranger, Texas, in both track and field and football. In building the women's track and field program into a national junior college power, Fetzer produced eight NJCAA Champions and 65 All-Americans in just four seasons. His athletes rewrote every school record during Fetzer's stay in Texas. The Lady Rangers posted a pair of runner-up finishes both indoors and outdoors at the NJCAA Championships in 1999 and finished no lower than 11th at the NJCAA Championships under his tutelage.
In addition to collegiate athletes, Fetzer has consulted and worked on speed/power development and strength training with professional athletes in the NFL, Arena Football League, WNBA, WUSA and Major League Baseball. Fetzer also boasts international experience, working as an assistant coach at the 2001 World University Games for Uganda and serving on staffs at the Commonwealth Games and NACAC Under-25 Championships. He also serves as the secretary for the U.S. Women's Coaches Association.
Fetzer holds a master's degree in education from Tarleton University in Stephenville, Texas, and earned his B.A. in physical education from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., where he was a four-year football letterman and captain his senior year.