Brian Bancroft comes to West Point from Texas A&M where he spent the past eight seasons as a team administrator. With the Aggies, the 1993 A&M graduate was responsible for a number of administrative duties, including scheduling, team travel, recruiting logistics and event management responsibilities. Additionally, from the 2005 through the 2008 season, Bancroft aided in weight room instruction as well as coaching of throws, jumps, sprints and distance groups.
Bancroft was an integral member of the Texas A&M Track and Field Camp staff, serving as Camp Director for the past two years. Bancroft, who holds USTFCCCA Throws Specialist Certification, was a throws and sprints coach for the past four years. In addition to his camp duties, Bancroft played a major role in the administration of the 2004 NCAA Midwest Regional and the 2004 U.S. Junior Championships, both hosted by Texas A&M.
The Aggies enjoyed unprecedented success during Bancroft's era, making history by becoming the first school to win dual national championship titles three consecutive years. A&M won both men's and women's NCAA outdoor track titles 2009-11, capped off with the men's program capturing the 2013 outdoor crown.
Bancroft has also worked extensively with professional athletes. During the offseason, he assisted A&M staff members with the training programs of such professionals as world-record holder Aries Merritt and Olympic gold medalist Muna Lee.
Prior to joining the A&M track staff, Bancroft was a systems analyst for the athletic department for four years. He holds a pair of engineering degrees from Texas A&M, earning a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1993 followed by a bachelor's degree in computer engineering in 1996. After working as an engineer and consultant, Bancroft joined the Texas A&M athletic department in November of 2001.
As a student at A&M, Bancroft was a four-year member of Squadron 7 in the Corps of Cadets of the ROTC program and a Ross Volunteer. Athletically he competed in the decathlon for the Aggie track and field program in 1992 and 1993, and was also a member of the 12th Man football squad for a season.
"Several years ago, friends on the A&M staff told me that if we ever had an opening, they had the perfect guy," said head coach Troy Engle of Bancroft. "Throughout the interview process, that became very clear to me; Brian Bancroft is an unbelievable fit for our program. He is a passionate coach, is as hard working as they come and understands how uniquely special our cadet-athletes are. As I asked around about the right person for our throws job, coaches from the Ivy League to the SEC, from Boston to the Bayou, all mentioned Brian's name. We are lucky and I am very excited about having him on the staff. He understands winning and moreover is committed to doing it the right way with the quality of cadet-athletes that we have on our team."