Brett Wetzel

Brett Wetzel enters his third season as the Adrian College head men's lacrosse coach in 2021.


Despite a shortened 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bulldogs showed promise of a program on the rise with a 4-1 start--matching the team's best since 2015.
Four Bulldogs earned five Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association athlete of the week awards--none in the previous four years until Wetzel's arrival.
The Bulldogs have been named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Warrior and New Balance Division III National Team of the Week three times during his tenure, which is the most in MIAA history.
Mentored the only multi-USILA Warrior and New Balance weekly honoree in conference history, Max Leventis (March 10, 2020; Feb. 25, 2019).
Under Wetzel's tutelage, Leventis already has set school records for groundballs in a game (22 at Earlham, 3/7/2020) and season (174, 2019) as well as face-off wins in a game (26 vs Kalamazoo, 4/23/2019) and season (235, 2019) through just two seasons.
As a freshman, Leventis ranked third nationally with 12.43 ground balls per game to pace the MIAA in 2019. As a team, Adrian scooped up 42.93 per game that year.
Twenty-one team and individual school records have been broken or tied under Wetzel's watch.
In the truncated 2020 campaign, sophomore attack Chris French led the MIAA in goals (21) and shots (57), classmate Peyton Gasche topped the conference in total points (33) and assists (16), and Leventis paced the MIAA with 50 ground balls and 84 face-off wins.
As a team last spring, the Bulldogs were first in caused turnovers and man-up goals.
During Wetzel's first season in 2019, the team's No. 1 MIAA statistical rankings included 38.29 shots per game, 30.8 shooting percentage, 65.3 shots-on-goal percentage, 30 man-up goals, 36.6 man-up percentage,


Coached three seasons at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. He worked with the offense in 2016 and 2017 before leading the defense in 2018; he also mentored the face-off men each season.
In 2016, he helped the Lords reach the North Coast Athletic Conference Semifinals, earn six All-NCAC selections, one United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American (the program's first since 2007) and one USILA Scholar All-American.
In 2016 & 2017, the Lords' offense ranked as one of the best in the country, ranking in the Top 25 in both goals per game and man-up percentage while also earning three All-NCAC selections in 2017.
In 2018, he led a defensive unit that was key in Kenyon returning to the NCAC Semifinals.