Dusty Lopez is now in his fourth season as a volunteer assistant coach, working with Michigan's distance runners.
Most recently in 2015, Lopez helped Mason Ferlic become a Big Ten Champion in the indoor 5,000m race and in the outdoor 3,000m steeplechase. U-M earned its best finish at the indoor conference meet since 2009 by claiming fifth. Under the direction of Lopez and Coach Kevin Sullivan, Michigan was the only program to score in all five distance races (800m; mile run; 3K; 5K; Distance Medley Relay).
In his first year with the Wolverines in 2013, he helped guide two 5,000-meter runners to All-America second team honors during the indoor season, including Dan Lowry and Bobby Aprill, who also clocked the top two 5,000-meter times in program history, respectively. On the outdoor track, he assisted redshirt freshman Mason Ferlic as he earned All-America second team accolades in his first NCAA Championship appearance.