Jeff Petersmeyer
Jeff  Petersmeyer

Director of Track & Field and Cross Country

Alma Mater:
Baldwin Wallace, 1996


Jeff Petersmeyer Inducted Into Baldwin Wallace Hall Of Fame

Petersmeyer was a two-time All-American runner at Baldwin Wallace.


Cross Country Runners Looking Forward To Spring Season

Seven Spartans looking forward to five races.


Ernst Leads The Way At USF Invitational; Spartans Sixth

San José State had two runners finish inside the top-25 in the teams first race of the 2013 men's cross country season.


Women's Cross Country Sixth At USF Invitational

Head coach Jeff Petersmeyer was impressed seeing the women's cross country team in it's first competition of the 2013 season.

Jeff Petersmeyer was appointed the head men's and women's cross country/women's outdoor track head coach by Spartan Athletics Director Gene Bleymaier in the summer of 2013.

Petersmeyer brings 17 years of coaching experience before arriving at San Jose State. He spent the past four years as an assistant coach at Boise State and served as the interim coach for the final two months of the 2012-13 season. The Broncos won eight individual titles at the 2013 Mountain West Championships including sweeping the women's long distance events (5000-meters, 10000-meters and 3000-meter steeplechase.)

He coached three All-Americans, 17 conference champions and one NCAA Champion during his tenure. His biggest success came when Kurt Felix won the 2012 NCAA Division I Championship in the decathlon. The 2013 team saw 20 athletes earn 22 qualifying spots to the NCAA West Preliminary Championships where four qualified for the NCAA Championships. In 2012, Petersmeyer served as the Olympic Team Coach for Grenada as he coached Felix at the 2012 London Olympics.

Prior to Boise State, Petersmeyer coached three seasons at TCU where he trained all jumpers and hurdlers and assisted with sprint events. He coached Whitney Gipson who later went on to set the NCAA Championship women's indoor record in the long jump and earned All-America honors. She went on to finish third at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Petersmeyer returned to his alma mater Baldwin Wallace for the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons where he was the assistant track and cross country coach. The women's team won the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships in indoor and outdoor track both seasons.

As a collegian, Petersmeyer was a two-time NCAA All-American and nine-time Ohio Athletic Conference Champion at Baldwin Wallace College. He still holds the school record in 400-meter hurdles, an event in which he earned All-America honors.

Petersmeyer also spent time as an associate professor and assistant track and cross country coach at Columbia University. There, he recruited or coached more than 10 qualifiers for the NCAA Regional Championships.

His coaching career began at Allegheny College in Meadville, Penn., where he was a graduate-assistant for the 1998-99 school year.

From 1999-2002, Petersmeyer was an assistant coach at Northern Arizona where he helped guide the team to seven Big Sky Championships and five top-12 team finishes in cross country at the NCAA Championships.

The native of Delphos, Ohio, earned bachelor's degrees in political science and history from Baldwin Wallace College in 1996, and a master's degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona in 2002.