Bryan Carrel | Pole Vault | NOTES
Bryan Carrel enters his 19th season as a volunteer coach with the Illinois Men’s and 16th with the Illinois Women’s track and field teams, working with the pole vaulters. He started offering club opportunities in Terre Haute in 1994. Prior to his time at Illinois Carrel coached at Indiana State and Central Michigan as the jumps coach working with the LJ, TJ, HJ and PV. He has coached State, Big 10 and Missouri Valley champions along with NCAA All Americans, USATF indoor and outdoor championship participants as well as an Olympic trial participant.
A four-time national qualifier in the pole vault during his collegiate career at Indiana State, he still holds the ISU outdoor school record and was ranked among the top pole vaulters in the country during both his prep and collegiate careers. Carrel is a 1996 graduate of Indiana State with a degree in education.
Prior to his enrollment at Indiana State, Carrel spent four years with the United States Marine Corps and is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. In addition to his coaching duties, Carrel is employed at Gill Athletics specializing in pole vault equipment.
Carrel and his wife, Lori, reside in Urbana and have two children, sons Brandon and Tyler both of whom were IHSA state champions in the PV.