|College:||Virginia Tech (1987)|
Randy Bungard enters his fourth year as head coach for the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi men’s and women’s track and field teams.
Bungard spent the previous 11 seasons at Virginia of the Atlantic Coast Conference as head coach. He also has made coaching stops at Texas, Clemson, and East Tennessee State.
In his final season as head coach at UVA, Bungard built the program into contender in the ACC. In his last season, the Cavaliers placed second in both men's and women's track at the prestigious ECAC/IC4A meet. Four athletes earned All-American honors including Yemi Ayeni, who placed second in the country, in the discus. Five competitors were named All-East Region performers. A total of six athletes won ACC titles with 22 being named All-ACC.
In his tenure, the cross country and track program at Virginia produced 33 All-Americans, two USATF national champions, 53 NCAA qualifiers, 34 Atlantic Coast Conference champions and 180 All-ACC performers. During the 2006-07 academic year, Virginia was represented at the NCAA Championships in men's and women's cross country, 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 teams being named USTFCCAA Academic Teams.
Individually, Bungard was named the Southeast Region and ACC Coach of the Year for men's track and field in 2001. He coached at least one All-American in each of his first 10 seasons with the Cavaliers. Throughout his career, the Islander mentor has had a role in developing 12 NCAA champions, 94 All-Americans, over 100 conference champions, and nearly 300 all-conference performers.
Prior to his work at UVA, Bungard, who had developed a background in many specialties including the middle distance/distance area, throws, jumps, sprints and hurdles, spent two years at Texas. Bungard has personally coached two NCAA Champions. He first coached Angie Barker of ETSU to a national title in the indoor shot put in 1988, and in 1997 mentored Dana Riley to a national crown in the 800m. He has also guided Nicole Devonish of Texas in the long jump and Clemson's Kim Graham in the 200 in 1992 to runner-up finishes at the NCAA Championship.
A native of Virginia, Bungard's coaching career began shortly after earning his bachelor's degree in education with an emphasis in physical education from Virginia Tech in 1987. He was a three-time All-Metro Conference decathlete honoree in his career. Bungard continued his education at East Tennessee State, where he earned his master's degree in education with an emphasis in exercise physiology in 1988.