Sept. 26, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. -- Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track & Field Chris Miltenberg has announced the hiring of Michelle Eisenreich as the new associate head coach. Eisenreich will coach the throwers at Stanford.
"I am thrilled that we were able to bring Michelle on our throws coach and Associate Head Coach of our entire program," said Miltenberg. She has clearly proven herself to be one of the very best throws coaches in the country and her experience as a head coach will make her an invaluable asset to our entire program. Our student-athletes and I just can't wait to get Michelle out here and get started."
Eisenreich comes 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.
"I am very excited to come to Stanford and work with such a great coach in Chris Miltenberg," said Eisenreich. "He has a great plan for the program and will bring a lot of energy and excitement to the team."
"It is such a great opportunity to work at a school that performs in the classroom as much as it does on the track, but still competes at the highest level in one of the best conferences in the country."
Eisenreich built the Brown throwers into one of the top squads in the nation as her throwers earned 51 All-Ivy honors, 30 Ivy titles, and eight school records. She had 15 NCAA individual regional championships, six NCAA qualifiers, three All-Americans and an NCAA Champion.
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 Carlton College in her native Minnesota, winning her conference championship five times in the shot and discus. In 1995, she was the MIAC Athlete of the Meet outdoors. She holds school records in the shot, discus, and was the school record holder in the 20lb. weight and hammer until 2002. A four-time participant at the NCAAs, she earned All-American honors in 1995 in the discus.