Dr. Ed Etzel serves as psychologist for the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. He works with all WVU teams and individual student-athletes at WVU, providing personal, career and sport performance counseling.
He is the liaison between the WVU Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services and the athletic department and is a member of the sports and exercise studies faculty in the School of Physical Education, teaching courses such as performance enhancement, counseling college student-athletes, and the psychological aspects of sport injury. He is also listed on the U.S. Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry.
Before Etzel was named athletic department psychologist, 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. Since retiring from coaching, Etzel has stayed involved in the sport of rifle, serving as Secretary/Rules Editor on the NCAA rifle committee since 1980.
Etzel resides in Morgantown.