Brandon Sturman became the Head Coach for the AU track and field program in the summer of 2016 and will continue as an assistant with the cross country program. At the start of the 2015-2016 season he was promoted to head assistant for the AU track and cross country programs. He has served as an assistant coach for the AU track and field program for the 2009-2013 season. During that time he also served as an assistant coach in football as Special Teams Coordinator and Linebackers. Helping Aurora win the 2008 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Title and earning a bid to the NCAA Playoffs.
Sturman will lead the AU sprinters and jumpers in addition to his Head Coaching duties.
In his first season, Sturman led the AU women to their fifth straight Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Indoor Championship and sixth straight Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Outdoor Championship while the men finished second in both. He was named the NACC Indoor and Outdoor Women's Coach of the Year. Six Spartans qualified for the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships while Nine Spartans qualified for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships. Under Sturman's guidance Aurora had it's first National Champion in track and field, the Indoor Shot Put and Outdoor Discus. His teams also claimed National Runner-up in the Indoor Weight and Women's 4x100, while earning 14 All-American titles.
Prior to coming to AU, Sturman spent two seasons as a football graduate assistant at his alma mater, Valparaiso University. Sturman moved from the field to the sidelines for Valparaiso University as an assistant coach in charge of linebackers to begin the 2006 season. An Honorable Mention All-Pioneer Football League North selection in 2005, four-time letter winner and two year captain. Sturman finished his career with the Brown and Gold with 224 tackles, including 16 tackles for loss. He recovered a pair of fumbles, forced three, and picked off two passes, while blocking a pair of kicks in his four years with the Crusaders as a linebacker.
He is a USTFCCCA Member and USATF Level 1 Certified Coach.
Sturman graduated from Valparaiso in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and earned his master’s degree in sports administration in May, 2008.