Etzel's student-athletes earned 80 first-team All-America honors, 49 second-team recognitions and nine honorable mentions. Seven individual national champions were crowned during his tenure, and his squads posted seven undefeated seasons.
Etzel began his shooting career at age 10 in Boy Scouts. He attended Tennessee Tech on a rifle scholarship, where he won three All-America honors, served as a two-time team captain and won two National Collegiate Rifle team championships. While serving as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves, he competed at the 1978 World Championships and 1979 Pan American Games and won Gold team medals in men's 50m 3x40 and standing. Etzel competed for Team USA at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics and won the Gold medal in men's 50m free rifle prone event, tying a then-Olympic record with a near-perfect 599 score. That same year, Etzel was elected to the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame.
Listed on the U.S. Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry, Etzel earned his bachelor's degree in secondary education from TTU in 1974, his master's in physical education from WVU in 1979 and his doctorate in counseling psychology from WVU in 1989.
Etzel is a tenured professor in the WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. He has been the lead editor and published three books on counseling and psychological services for college student-athletes, authored more than 20 book chapters, published more than 25 refereed journal articles and made 90 conference presentations. Etzel's areas of specialty are counseling athletes, alcohol and substance abuse, grief counseling/psychotherapy with college students, coping with athletic injury, eating disorders in athletics, ethics and legal issues in sport psychology, peak performance enhancement development, retirement from sport and stress management.
Etzel has served as Chair of the Association and Applied Sport Psychology Ethics Committee and as a reviewer for the Academic Athletic Journal and the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. He currently serves as the liaison between WellWVU's Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychiatric Services and the WVU athletic department.
Etzel and his wife, G. Anne Cather, M.D., reside in Morgantown.
During Morrison's run to the national title, he notched 33 victories, which stands as the 10th most in a season by a WVU grappler, second most at 177-184 pounds and fifth most by a senior. At the 1994 NCAAs, Morrison entered his bracket as the No. 2 seed and defeated three ranked opponents to reach the finals. In the championship match, Morrison beat Wyoming's Reese Andy 3-2.
Following a redshirt season in 1991, Morrison qualified for the NCAA championships for the first time and recorded 25 victories. He had another solid campaign in 1993 when he recorded his first of two 30-plus-win seasons. Morrison's 32 wins during the 1993 season stand as the third most by an individual at 177-184 pounds and seventh most by a junior.
Following his career with WVU, Morrison competed for USA Wrestling, where he held a national ranking as high as No. 2 in the 96 kg/211.5 lb. weight class. Among his achievements at the professional level are a 1995 University Nationals championship, a 2003 Pan American Games championship and a Gold medal at the 2003 World Team Trials.
After completing his career in 2004 as a resident athlete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Morrison went to work with Beat the Streets Wrestling Inc., and has started his own non-profit organization called Prodigal Sport.
Morrison resides in New York City with his wife Carolyn and their children, Josiah and Aaron.
Popovich had one of the finest seasons for the Mountaineers in 1960 when he batted .426, a school record at the time. He had five hits in a game against George Washington and was named All-Southern Conference second baseman in 1960.
In basketball, he was a member of the 1960 NCAA tournament team that finished 26-5 overall with a Southern Conference championship. Popovich played in 26 games, averaging 3.3 points and 1.3 rebounds.
Popovich, who signed a contract with the Chicago Cubs in 1960, was an infielder for the Cubs (1964, 1966-67 and 1969-73), Los Angeles Dodgers (1968-69) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1974-75). He was on the Pirates teams that won the 1974 and 1975 National League Eastern Division.
In 11 big-league seasons, Popovich played in 682 games and had 1,732 at-bats, 176 runs scored, 403 hits, 42 doubles, nine triples and 14 home runs. Popovich also logged 134 RBIs, 127 walks, four stolen bases and had a .233 batting average.
Popovich averaged 41.3 points per game at Flemington High to set a state basketball record while earning state player of the year honors.
After retiring from baseball, he spent 10 years as an infield instructor for the Dodgers.
Popovich and his wife, Susan, have been married 42 years and reside in the Chicago area. They have two sons, Paul and Damon, and three grandchildren.
As a senior at WVU playing for coach Gene Corum in 1962, he rushed for 433 yards with two touchdowns and had 141 receiving yards with one touchdown. For his WVU career, he rushed for 876 yards on 192 carries and posted 195 receiving yards on eight receptions. Woodeshick, who also had 183 yards on kickoff returns, posted four career touchdowns.
The Wilkes-Barre, Pa., native had a career-best 89 yards on 10 carries in the 15-8 win at Pitt on Oct. 13, 1962. Woodeshick had 82 yards receiving on two receptions in a 27-25 win over George Washington on Oct. 20, 1962.
Woodeshick led WVU to an 8-2 record in 1962, one of the best WVU teams to not be selected for a bowl. He was picked to play in the 1963 Senior Bowl and is a member of the 1960-69 WVU All-Time football team.
Woodeshick was selected in the fourth round by the Buffalo Bills in the 1963 AFL Draft and in the eighth round by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1963 NFL Draft. As a pro, he played nine seasons with the Eagles (1963-71) and one with the St. Louis Cardinals (1972). An ankle
injury forced him to retire during the 1972 season.
Woodeshick had an outstanding 10-year NFL career at running back, playing in 115 games. His best year came in 1968 when he rushed for a career-best 947 yards and was named to the Pro Bowl. For his career, he gained 3,577 yards on 836 carries, averaging 4.3 yards per carry. Woodeshick had 1,175 yards receiving on 126 receptions, an average of 9.3 yards per catch. He had 27 career touchdowns.
Woodeshick graduated with a bachelor's degree from West Virginia in 1963 and attended graduate school at Penn and Temple.
Following his career in the NFL, Woodeshick was a restaurant owner, wrote columns for The Philadelphia Inquirer, was a color analyst for the Philadelphia Bell team in the World Football League, was a stock broker and served as the football coach and intramurals athletic director at Moravian College. From 1985 until present, he has been in the casino marketing business. He was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.
Woodeshick and his companion, Juanita Krieger, live in the Pocano Mountains in Pennsylvania. Woodeshick has three sons Karl, Klaus and Michael (deceased).