Andreas Behm is in his eighth year as a volunteer coach for the Texas A&M track and field program. He works closely with coaches Anderson, Henry, and VanHootegem in a variety of areas, with primary responsibility in assisting with the female sprinters and all hurdlers. In addition to his coaching duties, Behm is also the video analyzer for the Aggies, uploading and breaking down meet and practice footage with Dartfish software.
For the fifth consecutive season Behm will also oversee the training of a post graduate group of athletes. In 2012 post graduate Aries Merritt won the World Indoor title in 60 hurdles and then claimed an Olympic gold medal in the 110 hurdles while wrapping up the season with a world record of 12.80 seconds. Merritt consistently posted times under 13.00 seconds during his stellar season and set a record with 10 all-conditions sub-13 second victories and six sub-12.95 clockings.
Behm has coached athletes during the U.S. Olympic Trials (2008, 2012), World Championships (2009, 2011), and Olympic Games (2008, 2012) over recent years in addition to numerous NCAA and USATF Championships. In addition to Merritt, Behm has worked with sprinters Muna Lee, La'Shaunte'a Moore, and Ebonie Floyd, as well as hurdlers Jermaine Cooper, Lauren Smith and Chris Thomas.
Collegiately, Behm was part of six NCAA Championship teams with Texas A&M from 2009 to 2011 as the Aggies became the first track and field program to win three consecutive NCAA Outdoor titles with the men's and women's programs. In assisting Coach Anderson, Behm worked with national caliber athletes that include Jessica Beard, Dominique Duncan, Simone Facey, Porscha Lucas, Gabby Mayo, Natasha Ruddock, Jeneba Tarmoh, and Clora Williams.
Behm is a native of Frankfurt, Germany. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee where he also served as a track team manager for the Lady Vols. Behm's interest in coaching was stoked while earning a master's degree in sports management at the University of Texas. While there, Behm had the opportunity to learn from Dan Pfaff (who had coaching stints both for the Longhorns and at LSU under Pat Henry) and Mario Sategna (a former decathlete at LSU for Coach Henry).
Behm has extensive training experience, which included a graduate assistant position at Athletes' Performance in Tempe, Ariz., which serves as a training facility for NFL, MLB and NBA players. While with Athletes' Performance Behm was given the opportunity to work with the German national soccer team in the areas of fitness, speed, and power development. Behm speaks four languages -- English, French, German, and Spanish.
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