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Brian Etelman
Position: Assistant Coach - Sprints, Hurdles and Jumps
Alma Mater: Georgia
Graduating Year: 2007
Experience: 1st Year
Phone: 513-529-2343
Email: etelmaba@miamioh.edu
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Beginning his third year with the Miami women's track and field team in 2013-14, Brian Etelman joined the RedHawks' coaching staff in September of 2011 and has had a dramatic impact on the program in his first two years. He serves as Miami's sprints, hurdles and jumps coach.

In just two years, Etelman has seen school records fall in nine of his events (five outdoor, four indoor), while he has produced Mid-American Conference champions in six events. Under Etelman's watch, RedHawks have collected eight All-MAC honors, including six on the First Team. He has also sent two athletes to the NCAA Preliminary Rounds each of his first two years in Oxford.

In his second season, Etelman coached Miami's sprinters to a banner year. Of the seven sprint and hurdles events at the MAC Outdoor Championships, Etelman's RedHawks won five of them, including both the 4x100m and 4x400m relays, as his athletes accounted for 68 of the 105 points Miami accumulated at the meet. Five of his athletes also picked up First-Team All-MAC honors, including Diona Graves, who won both the 100m and 200m dashes at the MAC Outdoor Championships, and Layne Baggett, who won the 100m hurdles for a third straight year and earned the meet's Outstanding Track Performance award.

In addition to dominating MAC competition, RedHawks broke five school records under Etelman's tutelage in 2013, as Graves topped both the 100m and 200m marks, the latter of which had stood since 1986, Baggett bested the 100m hurdles mark from 1996, and both relay records fell. By winning both relays at the MAC meet, Miami became the first team to sweep the relays since Western Michigan in 2009, while the RedHawks had only won each relay once previously in program history. Graves and Baggett also both qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, with Baggett advancing to the quarterfinals in the 100m hurdles for the second straight season and Graves advancing to the 100m dash quarterfinals. Baggett broke the 60m hurdles school record during the indoor season, as well.

Etelman quickly made a splash with the program in his first year, guiding Rachael Clay and Baggett to career years in which they both qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds with Baggett advancing to the East Prelims final in the 100m hurdles for the first time. Under Etelman's watch, Baggett won the MAC outdoor title in the 100m hurdles, earning First-Team All-MAC honors, and was Second-Team All-MAC indoors, placing second in the 60m hurdles.  A total of four school records were broken with Etelman's help, including both indoor and outdoor 4x400m relays and the 200m (Graves) and 400 dashes (Clay) indoors. He also helped Ashley Zaper earn All-MAC honors for taking second in the heptathlon, as she ranks second in school history. A trio of pole vaulters moved into Miami's all-time top-10 indoors in Etelman's first season, as well.

Etelman came to Miami from the University of Central Missouri, where he served as an assistant coach during the 2010-11 season, working with both UCM's men's and women's sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and 800m runners. While at Central Missouri, he guided multiple athletes to Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association championships as well as helping several performers earn all-region honors.

During the 2008-09 season, Etelman was a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Georgia, instructing men's and women's sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers. While working with the Bulldogs, he oversaw several athletes who earned All-America honors and SEC championships and also coached Olympic trials finalists.

While competing at Georgia, Etelman ran in the 100m, 200m and 400m dashes while posting four all-time top-10 marks for the Bulldogs. He also garnered All-America honors in 2007 in the 4x400m relay, was an All-East Region recipient in the 4x400m and 4x100m relays and earned a berth in the 200m finals at the SEC Championships.

A native of Marietta, Ga., Etelman earned his bachelor's degree in history from Georgia in 2007. He is a certified USATF Level I coach.

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