Andy Eggerth is in his third season as an assistant track and field coach at UAB. After spending two years working with the sprinters and jumpers, Eggerth will also work with the Blazer hurdlers and multi-event athletes as well as some recruiting, compliance and travel duties.
During his second season with the Blazers he helped his athletes achieve nine school records and four freshman records. He coached one NCAA Indoor Championship provisional qualifier and six NCAA Regional Championship qualifiers during outdoor. Eggerth also guided his athletes to 42 indoor personal bests and 33 outdoor personal bests.
Eggerth's first season with the Blazers was a breakout year for the sprinters and jumpers. He coached four Southeast Region finalists and guided his athletes to four school records and three freshman records. Eggerth also helped his athletes achieve 21 personal bests during the indoor season and 25 personal bests during the outdoor season.
Additionally, Eggerth has worked with post-collegians that have competed in the Pan-American Games, European Championships, World Championships and the Olympic Games. He has guided athletes to several National Championships and national records.
Prior to arriving at UAB, Eggerth was the Track and Field Director for two years at the National Sports Center (NSC) in Blaine, Minnesota. At the NSC, he managed a track club of nearly 200 athletes. Beyond organizing meets, planning the budget, hiring assistant coaches and recruiting athletes, Eggerth also coached the sprinters and hurdlers at the NSC.
Before taking the helm at the NSC, Eggerth completed his Masters degree in Exercise Physiology at Syracuse University. There he also worked with the sprinters and hurdlers, as well as participating in post-collegiate events.
Eggerth is a graduate of Bemidji State University (Minnesota) in 2000, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Management. While at Bemidji, he broke 16 school records, one conference record, was an NCAA national qualifier in six events and was voted the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Athlete of the Year in 2000. He was also an Academic All-American, in addition to receiving other academic honors.
Eggerth, who hails from Spring Lake Park, Minnesota, currently resides in Birmingham with his wife of three years, Agne Eggerth.