Former Idaho Vandal And USU Aggie Track & Field Stars Join Utah State Veteran Gregg Gensel's Coaching Staff
Andrew Blaser enters his second year on the coaching staff for the Utah State track and field team. He will work primarily with the pole vaulters and multi-event athletes as well as assisting the hurdlers.
A native of Boise, Idaho, Blaser comes to USU after an extremely successful collegiate track and field career at the University of Idaho. He was named the Outstanding Field Performer at both the Western Athletic Conference Indoor and Outdoor Championships in 2012. He was also the high point award honoree at both championships, while also being named the co-winner of the WAC's 2012 Joe Kearney Award, an award he shared with Aggie football great Robert Turbin.
Blaser won five of his six career WAC individual titles in 2012 including the 60-meter hurdles, high jump and heptathlon at the indoor meet, and the 110-meter hurdles and defended his title in the decathlon at the outdoor meet. His performance helped Idaho to a sweep of the two team championships and he did all of this despite undergoing surgery for a hernia in December of 2011. Blaser was also a two-time NCAA qualifier as he finished his career with a program-best 17 all-WAC honors in the two sports.
While at Idaho, Blaser earned a bachelor's degree in nutrition and is pursuing a master's degree in psychology at Utah State.