FROSTBURG, MD -
Frostburg State University has named Bryan Hagopian as an assistant coach for the men's and women's track and field programs. Hagopian joins the Bobcat staff after having served as head coach of the men's and women's cross country and track and field teams at Mount Senario College in Wisconsin the last two years.
"I'm very excited to be part of a nationally recognized program here at Frostburg State," said Hagopian, whose primary responsiblities will include working with the Bobcat throwers and coordinating recruiting efforts. "I'm looking forward to the start of the season."
At Mount Senario, Hagopian founded the cross country programs and coached the first men's track and field All-American in school history (shot put). His men's and women's track and field teams set numerous school records as well.
Prior to Mount Senario, Hagopian served as a graduate assistant coach for cross country and track and field at Minnesota State University from 1997-99 and was a student assistant at Hastings College from 1996-97. He was also the head coach for the U.S.A. Track Summer Team in Madison, Maine from 1993-96.
"I'm pleased we were able to attract Bryan as an integral part of our program," said Head Coach Felix Moreno. "With Becky Clifton, our graduate assistant coach, returning for her second season, we now have a complete staff that is motivated and looking forward to the season ahead."
Hagopian, who holds Level I certification from U.S.A. Track & Field, qualified twice for the NAIA marathon and four times for the Boston Marathon. He earned his bachelor's degree in physical education and coaching from Hastings in 1997 before completing his master's degree in athletic administration from Minnesota State this past May.
For further information on this release, contact:
Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303