The Panthers now turn their attention to indoor track and field with competition opening up in two weeks at the Golden Flash Gala hosted by Kent State
Adam Bray enters his second season as the assistant coach for the Pitt men's and women's track and field teams and his first with the cross country teams. He will work primarily with the mid to long distance runners.
Prior to joining the Pitt staff in January, Bray spent the 2012 cross country season as an assistant coach at Temple University. While at Temple, Bray coached the Mid-Atlantic Region individual champion and the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Athlete of the Year. He also guided the men's team its bestconference finish in program history and had two student-athletes earnAll-Conference.
Brayspent 2009-12 as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Illinois and was a key contributor to many mid-distance athletes achieving personal records. Bray was chiefly responsible for the 800 meter runners and saw his athlete one of his athletes reach the 2011 West Preliminary Meet Qualifier with a time of 1:49.95. Bray was a part of the Fighting Illini team that finished 12th at the NCAA Outdoor National Championship Meet.
In 2010, Bray helped the Illini place fifth at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship meet, and also assisted in coaching three All-Region performers in Cross Country.
Before his time at Illinois, Bray was a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Maryland from 2007-09. Bray was responsible for coaching the female mid-distance and distance athletes and helped his women achieve All-Conference and All-Region honors.
Bray earned an undergraduate degree from Akron in 2005 in exercised science/sports management, and was a four-year letter winner and a team captain for the Zips cross country and track & field teams. He earned his sports science and coaching master's degree in 2006 from Akron.