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Bryan Berryhill
 Bryan Berryhill

Hall of Fame Class of 2006

Head Coach - Cross Country (2006 to 2012)
Assistant Coach - Track and Field (2006 to 2012)
Track and Field (1998 to 2001)

Bryan Berryhill ranks as one of the finest long distance runners in CSU history winning an amazing 10 All-American Awards and still remains as the only two-time national champion in school history. Berryhill came to CSU from Medford, Oregon and immediately began to set the pace as one of the Rams' finest on the track and in cross country competition. In his freshman season of 1998, Berryhill won the first of his All-American awards in the 1,500 meter outdoor event. He would win an All-American honor in that event all four years he competed at CSU along with All-American Awards in the indoor mile (three times), indoor 3,000 meters and two times for cross country in 1999 and 2000. Berryhill also won the individual NCAA national championship in 2001 for the indoor mile and the outdoor 1,500 meter competition. He set seven school records while at CSU and was named the Mountain West Conference most outstanding track performer in 2001.
Following his 2001 graduation, Berryhill spent five years as a professional road racer and made a run at the 2004 Olympic Games. In 2006, Berryhill returned to his alma mater to become an assistant track coach and the head cross country coach for the Rams. He guided the women's team to the school's first-ever MWC championship in cross country in 2007 earning MWC and regional coach of the year honors. He has also guided several individual champions in his tenure as coach for the Rams, including All-American Kristin Hemphill. On June 18, 2012 Berryhill accepted the position as head track coach at the University of Wyoming.

Other Accomplishments:

  • Nye Award (1999 & 2001)
  • US Track and Field Championships (2002 & 2003)
  • Eight Individual Track Conference Championships as athlete
  • Holds school record in the Mile, 800 meters and 1,500 meters