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Track Virginia Invitational (by Matt Riley)
Bryan Fetzer was hired as Virginia’s director of track and field/cross country in December 2011 and the success the Cavaliers have had since his arrival in Charlottesville has been hard to ignore.
During the 2016-17 season, the men’s team earned a program best fourth-place finish in the USTFCCCA Program of the Year standings. UVA was one of three programs to rank in the top five of the POY for the past three season, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17. The men’s team finished inside the top-20 in all three seasons, ranking 18th at the cross country championships, 16th at the indoor championships and a program-best third at the outdoor championships.
Over the year, the Cavaliers had 11 All-Americans, eight ACC
In cross country, the men’s team captured their fifth consecutive NCAA appearance. Both teams advanced to the NCAA Southeast Region as the men finished second in the region and the women finished sixth. At the NCAA Outdoor championships, the men’s team recorded four first-team All-American honors and two honorable mentions, while the women’s team earned a second-team honor. During the indoor season, the men’s team sent four student-athletes to the NCAA Championships.
Under the guidance of Fetzer, the Cavaliers have produced two national champions, 74 All-Americans, including 27 first-team honorees, 38 ACC champions, 33 school records and 31 school freshman records.
Before coming to Charlottesville, Fetzer was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Harvard where he helped the Crimson bring in the No. 5 men’s track and field recruiting class in 2011, according to Track and Field News.
Fetzer had assistant coach stops at Mississippi State (2007-10), California (2004-07) and Ball State (2003-04) after a five-year stint as the director of track and field/cross country at Gardner-Webb, where he oversaw the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ transition from Division II to Division I.
Fetzer’s coaching career began at Ranger College in Ranger, Texas, as a track and field and football coach. During his tenure, the women’s program became a national junior college power, placing second during the 1999 indoor and outdoor seasons and finishing no lower than 11th at the NJCAA Championships in his four years. Ranger student-athletes captured eight NJCAA National Championships and secured 65 All-America citations.
In addition to his work with collegiate athletes, Fetzer has consulted and worked on speed/power development and strength training with several professional athletes in the NFL, MLB, Arena Football League,
Fetzer earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Canisius College, where he was a four-year letterman and senior captain for the football team. He holds a master’s degree in physical education from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.
Fetzer is a member of the USTFCCCA Autonomy Five Executive Committee, the ACC
|Virginia NCAA Finishes Under Fetzer|
|2012||-||T-45th||T-56th||8 All-Americans, 7 ACC titles|
|2013-14||13th||DNS||T-44th||6 All-Americans, 3 ACC titles|
|2014-15||21st||T-23rd||17th||5th in USTFCCCA Program of the Year Standings|
||NCAA Champs: Wynne (Mile), Mihaljevic (O-SP)
5th in USTFCCCA Program of the Year Standings
|2016-17||18th||16th||3rd||NCAA Champs: Mihaljevic (O-SP, O-Discus)
3rd in USTFCCCA Program of the Year Standings
|2012||-||T-43rd||DNS||7 All-Americans, 3 ACC titles|
|2012-13||DNQ||DNS||DNS||4 All-Americans, 2 ACC titles|
|2013-14||9th||DNS||T-54th||3 All-Americans, 3 ACC titles|
|2014-15||15th||DNS||DNS||2 All-Americans, 1 ACC titles|
|2015-16||15th||DNS||DNS||First ACC Cross Country title since 1982|
|2016-17||DNQ||DNQ||DNS||Bohan earned Outdoor All-American (second team)
Mulhern earned USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region
|Note: DNQ - Team did not qualify - DNS - Team did not score|
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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