Alydia Barton is in her second season as an assistant coach for the Weber State men’s and women’s track and field and cross country teams. She came to Weber State after serving as a volunteer coach at the University of Utah in 2014-15.
Barton is a former Weber State track and field athlete who competed four years for the Wildcats from 1987-91. She earned Big Sky All-Conference honors in the 10,000 meters in 1990 and placed in the event at the conference meet three other times. She also qualified for the 1996 Olympic trials in the marathon.
Barton was the head coach for the Ogden High School track and field and cross country teams from 2006-14 where she led the Tigers to five cross country state championships and coached six individual state champions. Her athletes set several state records and nationally qualifying marks in track and field and cross country her teams were also ranked nationally several times. She also led Ogden to two state championships in track and field and coached 20 individual state champions.
While a student at Weber State, she met her husband Brad, an All-American with the Wildcat track and field team. Brad was inducted into the Weber State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014 and has recently set three age group track and field world records. The couple has been married 25 years and has six children, two of whom have competed in college track and field.