Randy Bungard enters his fourth year as head coach for theTexas A&M – Corpus Christi men’s and women’strack and field teams.
Bungard spent the previous 11 seasons at Virginia of theAtlantic Coast Conference as head coach. He also has made coachingstops at Texas, Clemson, and East Tennessee State.
In his final season as head coach at UVA, Bungard built theprogram into contender in the ACC. In his last season, theCavaliers placed second in both men's and women's track at theprestigious ECAC/IC4A meet. Four athletes earned All-Americanhonors including Yemi Ayeni, who placed second in the country, inthe discus. Five competitors were named All-East Region performers.A total of six athletes won ACC titles with 22 being namedAll-ACC.
In his tenure, the cross country and track program at Virginiaproduced 33 All-Americans, two USATF national champions, 53 NCAAqualifiers, 34 Atlantic Coast Conference champions and 180 All-ACCperformers. During the 2006-07 academic year, Virginia wasrepresented at the NCAA Championships in men's and women's crosscountry, and men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field.UVA athletes earned 10 All-America and 17 All-ACC honors that year.Bungard's teams also were successful in the classroom with 19 teamsbeing named USTFCCAA Academic Teams.
Individually, Bungard was named the Southeast Region and ACCCoach of the Year for men's track and field in 2001. He coached atleast one All-American in each of his first 10 seasons with theCavaliers. Throughout his career, the Islander mentor has had arole in developing 12 NCAA champions, 94 All-Americans, over 100conference champions, and nearly 300 all-conference performers.
Prior to his work at UVA, Bungard, who had developed abackground in many specialties including the middledistance/distance area, throws, jumps, sprints and hurdles, spenttwo years at Texas. Bungard has personally coached two NCAAChampions. He first coached Angie Barker of ETSU to a nationaltitle in the indoor shot put in 1988, and in 1997 mentored DanaRiley to a national crown in the 800m. He has also guided NicoleDevonish of Texas in the long jump and Clemson's Kim Graham in the200 in 1992 to runner-up finishes at the NCAA Championship.
A native of Virginia, Bungard's coaching career began shortlyafter earning his bachelor's degree in education with an emphasisin physical education from Virginia Tech in 1987. He was athree-time All-Metro Conference decathlete honoree in his career.Bungard continued his education at East Tennessee State, where heearned his master's degree in education with an emphasis inexercise physiology in 1988.