Owls Welcome New Track Coach, Eggerth

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

KENNESAW,Ga. – The men’s and women’s track and field teams have a new leader at the helm as the Kennesaw State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced the hiring of Andy Eggerth as the new head coach Tuesday afternoon. Eggerth, who comes to KSU from Kansas State, has extensive experience in the fast-paced world of track and field.

Eggerth is joining an Owls program that saw great success last year as the men’s team became Atlantic-Sun Conference Champions, completing the elusive Triple Crown of winning cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field titles.

“We are excited about coach Eggerth coming on board,” Interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Scott Whitlock said. “We did an extensive search and after doing our homework, we just felt that he was the perfect fit for us. I have a lot of confidence in what he can do for us.”

During his four years with Kansas State, Eggerth worked with sprints and hurdles while also assisting with mid-distance and distance athletes. Under his leadership, Kansas State had 25 All-American Certificates and three NCAA Individual Championships. On top of his responsibilities as assistant coach, Eggerth also was the recruiting coordinator which included talent identification, setting up visits and determining eligibility.