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Cross Country Coaching Staff
Adam Puett
Assistant Coach

Adam Puett is in his fourth year as an assistant coach with the UNC Asheville cross country and track and field programs.


He helped lead the women's cross country team to a third-place finish at the 2013 Big South Conference championships. It was the highest finish for a Bulldog program in 10 years. Two Bulldogs earned Big South All-Conference honors.


In the 2012-13 year for track and field, Puett helped guide Sarah Gentry to Big South championships in the 800 meters at both the indoor and outdoor meets.


Puett enjoyed an outstanding career for Western Carolina University. He was the 2005 Western Carolina Male Athlete of the Year and 2006 Southern Conference Outdoor Performer of the Year. Adam earned All Conference honors three times in cross country and 10 times in indoor and outdoor track. He was a five-time SoCon champion in indoor and outdoor track plus a four-time NCAA outdoor regional qualifier in the 1500. The Alabama native won the Southern Conference 1500 meters for three consecutive years.


Before coming to UNC Asheville, Puett served as an assistant coach at WCU for three years. He coached events ranging from the 800 meters to the 10,000 meters. The Alabama native coached 13 All-Conference performers and six Southern Conference  champions during his tenure. He helped lead the Catamount programs to five different league championships.


Puett graduated from Western Carolina in 2006 and then earned his master's in Physical Education from WCU in 2009.

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Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Western Carolina (2006)
Experience: 3 Years
Phone: 828-250-2308
Email: apuett@unca.edu