Macon, Ga. - Krista Wieters is the newest member of the Wesleyan College coaching staff, replacing new mother Melissa Bush as the Pioneers head cross country coach. A runner for Mercer University during her college days, she brings an extensive knowledge of the sport with her to Wesleyan.
As a Division I collegiate athlete, Wieters served as the Bears team captain for three years and was recognized as a Scholar Athlete each season, achieving a grade point average of 3.3 or higher. She graduated from Mercer with a B.S. in Biology in 2000 before pursuing her Master of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Brimingham in 2002. Most recently, she completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Mercer University and now puts her education to use as a Grant Writing & Program Evaluation Consultant for Community Health Works.
""Coach Weiters will be an inspiration to our runners; as an avid runner herself, she understand what motivates runners and prepares them for competition. Dr. Weiters will bring strength training, nutrition and bio-mechanics development to our team. I am excited about the upcoming cross country season and the growth our athletes will experience under Dr. Weiters training and experience.""
Wieters becomes the third head coach in program history.