Eric Johannigmeier is in his second 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 2011-13.
In his first year on the staff, Johannigmeier played a role in the development of both Thomas Curtin and Hanna Green into All-Americans. Curtin earned three All-America nods in track (two indoor, one outdoor) during the 2015 season, while Green earned two (both in the 800 during the indoor and outdoor seasons). Also, in the fall of 2014, he and head cross country coach Ben Thomas guided the Tech women’s cross country team to an NCAA berth and a top-25 finish. The NCAA appearance marked just the second in the program’s history.
While a volunteer assistant at Tech, Johannigmeier was a part of three ACC Championships, two in track and one in cross country. He also helped the Hokie men to a fifth-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Prior to his time with the Hokies, Johannigmeier was an undergraduate assistant for the University of Illinois track and field program. During his year there, the outdoor track and 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 and 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.