Eisenreich comes to Stanford from Brown and will coach the Stanford throwers
Michelle Eisenreichenjoyed great successin her first season as associate head coach and throws coach at Stanford.
Eisenreich came from Brown University where she was the Director of Track and Field/Cross Country for the Bears. Overall, she was at Brown for 12 seasons, including two as the director, and coached post-collegiate athletes to the Olympic trials and the Olympic Games.
At Stanford, sophomore Brianna Bain won the Pac-12 women's javelin title and was third at the NCAA championships. Bain broke her own school record with a Big Meet-winning 183-10, the longest throw by a collegian all season and the second-longest by an American.
In addition, a senior, Alyssa Wisdom, earned her first All-America honor in the shot put. In all, seven Stanford throwers occupied spots on Stanford's all-time top 10 lists, including three All-Americans.
Eisenreich's influence has also affected recruiting, with a special emphasis on the throws, which will be reflected in upcoming recruiting classes.
While Eisenreich was at Brown, the throws program defined itself as the premier squad in the Ivy League. Coach E's throwers earned 51 All-Ivy honors, 30 Ivy titles, and eight school records.
In addition, 15 individuals qualified for the NCAA regional championships, six for the NCAA championships and three earned NCAA All-American honors: Amber Knighten, the 2001 fifth-place finisher in the outdoor shot; Brynn Smith, the 2011 10th-place finisher in the hammer; and Craig Kinsley, a three-time All-America and 2010 NCAA champion in the men's javelin.
Former Brown throwersBryan Powlen (discus) and Kinsley qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials while training under Eisenreich. Kinsley finished third, punching his ticket to the London Olympics where he was the top American thrower and 23rd overall, and Powlen went on to finish 16th. In 2009, Eisenreich's successes were recognized by her peers, who voted her USTFCCCA Men's Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year.
Eisenreich began her coaching career at Purdue as a graduate assistant, coaching multi-event athletes, vaulters and throwers for the women's team. While there, she also directed the Purdue Area Track Club for athletes ages 5 to 17. After finishing her graduate degree, Eisenreich moved on to Colgate for two years. She coached athletes to school records in five throwing events, while also coaching the jumpers and serving as the recruiting coordinator.
As an athlete, Eisenreich competed at Carleton College in her native Minnesota, winning her conference championship five times in the shot and discus. In 1995, she was the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Athlete of the Meet outdoors. She holds school records in the shot, discus, and was the school-record holder in the 20-pound weight and hammer until 2002. A four-time participant at the NCAAs, she earned All-America honors in 1995 in the discus.