Fehringer Names Assistant Track & Field, Throws Coach At Wayne State College

Fehringer Names Assistant Track & Field, Throws Coach At Wayne State College
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – A former Wayne State College Wildcat field athlete All-American has joined the WSC track & field coaching staff.

According to a release from the Wayne State Athletics Office, Director of Athletics Mike Powicki announced that Carly Fehringer has been named assistant track and field/throws coach for the Wildcat track and field teams.  She replaces Brett Suckstorf, who resigned last month after serving as throws coach for the last 10 seasons to take a job in the private sector.

Head Wildcat track & field coach Marlon Brink is very excited to have Carly join their staff as the new throws coach. Brett Suckstorf coached Carly as an athlete and both did a great job establishing the culture of success and strong work ethic for the WSC throwers.

Fehringer returns to Wayne State after coaching the last two years at Western Colorado University. In her first year at Western, Fehringer coached Colby Stinson to a national runner-up finish at the 2019 Indoor NCAA DII Championships in the shot put, along with breaking the school record in the process. She also coached her athletes to seven top ten all-time Western performances.

Prior to Western, Fehringer served as a volunteer coach at Wayne State College for four years helping develop a potent throws group with coach Suckstorf. In that capacity, Fehringer focused on mentoring weight and hammer throwers while helping administer training across the remaining throwing events.

Before taking on her volunteer role, Fehringer was a standout thrower at Wayne State from 2011-2014. With the Wildcats, she was a four-time All-American and seven-time national qualifier (3rd – 2014 Hammer Throw, 2nd 2014 Weight Throw, 2nd, 2013 Hammer Throw and 3rd 2013 Weight Throw). She was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Indoor Field Athlete of the Year and Wayne State College Female Athlete of the Year in 2014.

While volunteering at Wayne State, Fehringer continued her own post-collegiate career. A decorated post-collegiate athlete, Fehringer qualified for four U.S. Championships in the hammer throw while also competing in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in the same event. Fehringer was inducted into the Wayne State Athletic Hall of Fame in October of 2019.