Carly Fehler was hired as the head strength and conditioning coach in June of 2022 after serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coach last year. Fehler has previously spent the last four years at Parkside with the Men's and Women's Cross Country/Track and Field program before taking on this new role. She was initially hired as the XC/TF assistant in June of 2018 and was promoted to Associate Head Coach in July of 2021. She works with Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Cross Country/Track and Field, and Golf. She remains on staff with XC/TF as a volunteer assistant and works primarily with long sprints and XLS.
In her four years at Parkside, she has coached multiple All-GLIAC athletes in the 60, 100, 200, 400, 800, high jump, and relay events. Nearly a dozen school records have been broken, with multiple NCAA DII Provisional National qualifying performances and an all-time highest team GPA. The track and field roster has also doubled in size during her tenure and is now the largest roster in program history.
Fehler, an Oak Creek, Wis., native, previously worked as a graduate assistant coach at Southwest Minnesota State where she primarily worked with sprints, hurdles and jumps while spearheading the team’s recruiting efforts. She additionally wrote all strength and conditioning for cross country/track and field during that time. Prior to SMSU, Fehler was an assistant coach at UW-Eau Claire for two years after graduating. She assisted the Blugold program with sprints/sports media and was part of their men’s team National Championship in 2016.
Fehler had an illustrious career at UW-Eau Claire, where she was a six-time NCAA Division III National Champion and a seven-time All-American. She holds five school records for the Blugolds, including the indoor 60 and 200, and the outdoor 100, 200 and 4x100 relay. She led the women’s team to their highest team placement in school history at the Outdoor National meet as the National Runner-Ups in 2015. The three-time team captain and two-time MVP was awarded the 2015 Division III Athlete of the Year and was a semi-finalist in 2015 for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. In 2015, she was the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor National Championships Performer of the Meet. She is tied as the most decorated female athlete in DIII history.
Fehler graduated magna cum laude from UW-Eau Claire in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and a minor in Science of Coaching. She received her Master’s of Science in Coaching Education in 2020 from Southwest Minnesota State University, summa cum laude.
She is CSCS, RPR Level 1, USATF Level 1, USTFCCCA Level 1, and USTFCCCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certified.