Fritz Nugent is in his first season as an assistant coach with the men's and women's track and field program after spending two years as a volunteer assistant coach with the program.
Nugent graduated from the University of Redlands in 2008 after a successful athletic career for the Bulldogs. He was a two-time national champion in the decathlon and long jump, while also earning All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) honors in the 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, long jump, high jump, discus, javelin, pole vault, 4x100m and 4x400m relays.
During the 2008 season, he helped the Bulldog men take second in the SCIAC by earning all-conference honors in the 400m hurdles, high jump, long jump and as a member of the 4x100m Relay. He capped off an outstanding career at Redlands by capturing his second NCAA Individual Championship with a first-place leap of 23' 6" in the long jump. In 2007, he won the NCAA Decathlon Championship with a school-record total of 7,199 points.
In addition, he earned six College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic awards during his career, including twice being named the College Division's Academic All-American of the Year for Track & Field/Cross Country.