The underground construction work has begun for the Meyers Family Sports Medicine Center.
Last Updated: Aug. 7, 2012
John J. Kriebs is in his 12th year at Fresno State, serving as associate athletics director for facilities and operations. Kriebs oversees Fresno State's internal operations, including events, facilities, information technology, equipment, department fleet and serves as the sport supervisor for multiple teams.
Kriebs is responsible for NCAA and WAC tournament bidding and management. He successfully brought the 2004 WAC basketball and three NCAA women's basketball championships, including two Regionals in 2007 and 2012.
He serves as the liaison for campus planning, parking, kinesiology and the concession operations. During his tenure, he spearheaded Fresno State's transition into the $103 million Save Mart Center, coordinating construction and facility projects including the locker rooms, equipment and training rooms and the Bulldog Shop. Recently, he has overseen the construction of a state-of-the-art aquatics venue, lacrosse and soccer field, softball indoor batting cages and the planning for a new sports medicine center.
Kriebs came to Fresno State after serving as an assistant athletics director at Southwest Missouri State from 1994-99. While there, he oversaw nine Olympic sports as well as budgeting, personnel and scheduling.
Prior to his position at SMS, Kriebs was the Bears' wrestling head coach from 1989-94. He was highly successful in that capacity, earning Midwest Regional Coach of the Year honors in 1994 and guiding the program's first ever Division I All-American in any sport. In all, he coached 12 NCAA qualifiers and broke 15 school records.
Kriebs' coaching career began at the University of Northern Iowa, where he served as an assistant from 1984-89 and helped guide the Panthers to five top 10 finishes.
The Dubuque, Iowa, native is a 1984 graduate of Northern Iowa, where he was a two-time All-American wrestler. As a senior, he was the nation's No. 1 ranked heavyweight. He qualified for the NCAA's all four years and was picked to wrestle in the prestigious All-Star Wrestling Showcase.
Kriebs has two teenage kids, daughter, Jordan, and a son, Jack.