Dr. Ed Etzel
Dr. Ed Etzel serves as psychologist for the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. He is available to work with all WVU teams and individual student-athletes at WVU, providing personal, academic, career and sport performance counseling.
He is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of West Virginia serving as the liaison between the WellWVU Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services and the athletic department. Ed is also a Professor in the Sport and Exercise Psychology program in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, teaching courses such as performance psychology, counseling college student-athletes, and ethics and professional issues. He is listed on the U.S. Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry and is a member of the West Virginia Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame.
Before Etzel was named athletic department psychologist in 1990, he served 11 seasons as head rifle coach and guided his teams to five NCAA championships. Etzel was the Gold Medalist in the men's smallbore rifle prone event at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
Etzel resides in Morgantown with his wife Dr. Anne Cather.