Brandon Uhl is in his second year as the head men's track & field coach at Washington and Lee after serving as an assistant coach for the men's and women's programs since 2008. He currently also serves as an assistant coach with the men's cross country program.
In his first season as the head men's track & field coach, he led the Generals to a second place finish at the ODAC Indoor Championships and a third place finish at the conference outdoor championship event. Uhl mentored his athletes to 16 all-conference citations in his first year led by Zander Tallman '14, who was named the ODAC Indoor Athlete of the Meet. Tallman and Dylan Myers '14 both went on to compete at the NCAA Division III Championships.
As an assistant coach from 2008-11, Uhl helped the Generals to an ODAC Women’s Indoor Championship in 2010, a combined 31 ODAC individual event championships and 22 school records during that span. Uhl also spearheaded the men’s recruiting efforts that lead them to a second place ODAC finish in 2011, their best conference finish since 1993.
Uhl also served as a volunteer assistant coach with the Generals in the spring of 2004 and for the 2006-07 school year before taking over as the head track & field and cross country coach at College Misericordia from 2004-06. There he coached one NCAA All-American, two NCAA qualifiers, 40 all-conference student-athletes, five conference champions and guided athletes to 39 school records. He was named the 2004 and 2005 Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year.
Before his first stint with the Generals in the spring of 2004, Uhl served as a graduate assistant track & field coach at Frostburg State (Md.), earning a master of science degree in human performance. While at Frostburg, Uhl was responsible for the development of the men’s and women’s jumpers and assisting with the sprinters. In two seasons, he had an ECAC champion and a jumper provisionally qualify for NCAA’s. In all, he coached student-athletes to six All-ECAC awards and 10 All-Mason Dixon Conference awards.
Uhl is a 2001 graduate of Slippery Rock University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in exercise science. While at SRU, Uhl was a school record holder and provisional national qualifier in the triple jump. He was an eight-time all-conference student-athlete, two-time conference champion and was named athlete of the year his senior season.
Uhl is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He also holds USATF Level II certification in the Jumps.
Uhl and his wife, Alice, reside in Fincastle, Va.