Brett Wetzel enters his first season as the Adrian College head men's lacrosse coach in 2019.
Prior to joining the Bulldogs, Wetzel 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. Wetzel coached the 2018 NCAC Newcomer of the Year on the defensive end, the program's first such honor since 2013.
Prior to his time at Kenyon, Wetzel began his coaching career as the assistant coach at Albion College. He had been with the Albion program since its second season of existence, and over the course of five seasons the Britons' win total improved each year while recording double digit wins in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The 2013 and 2014 seasons saw the Albion finish as conference runner-up to Adrian College. The 2015 season culminated in the program's first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championship, first NCAA Tournament bid, and their first NCAA tournament victory. While at Albion, Wetzel worked with both the offense and defense during his five-season stint and coached 31 all-conference selections, one Scholar All-American and one All-American.
Before beginning his collegiate coaching career, Wetzel was a four-year starter at defense for SUNY Potsdam from 2005-08 under Coach Rick Berkman. In 2008, he was selected to represent the North squad for the USILA North-South Senior All-Star Game. He began his playing days at Ithaca High School in Ithaca, N.Y., under Coach Frank Welch.