Eric Johannigmeier enters his first year with the Virginia Tech track & field staff as the assistant cross country/distance coach after serving as a volunteer assistant for the Hokies from 2011 to 2013.
While a volunteer assistant, Johannigmeier was a part of three ACC Championships, two in track and one in cross country. In addition to the ACC Championships, Johannigmeier helped the Hokie men to a fifth place finish at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Prior to his time with the Hokies, Johannigmeier was an undergraduate assistant for the University of Illinois track & field program. During his one year there, the outdoor track & field team finished 11th at the NCAA Championships and the cross country team finished fifth at the Midwest Regional.
Before serving as an undergraduate assistant at the University of Illinois, Johannigmeier participated in both cross country and track in field for the Fighting Illini.
In addition to coaching, Johannigmeier has worked as a civil engineer.
Johannigmeier holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech.