Lisa Archer was a member of the Ute track and field coaching staff five years.
Aug. 24, 2004
SALT LAKE CITY -
Lisa Archer, who has been the head track and field coach at the University of Utah for the past three years and a member of the coaching staff for five years, has announced her resignation effective immediately. Archer is leaving the coaching profession to become an executive team leader with Target Corporation.
The Ute track and field program made great strides under Archer. During her tenure, the squad size grew from 25 student-athletes to more than 60. The women's team went from finishing last in the conference before Archer became head coach to placing fifth at the 2004 Mountain West Outdoor Championships. The Utes also produced 28 national qualifiers and set numerous school records under Archer.
"I've reached a crossroads in my life both personally and professionally, and I have decided to move in another direction," said Archer. "It's been a great five years. I feel good about the fact that we've been able to bring the program back to a competitive level within the conference. I'd like to thank all of the student-athletes for their time and commitment to the Utah program, and I will miss working with them most of all. I'd also like to thank the athletics department administration and staff members for their support. I wish everyone nothing but the best, and hope that the program will continue to grow and prosper."
Utah assistant A.D. Pete Oliszczak will begin a national search for Archer's replacement immediately.