After the 2010 season, Bryan joined the Brown Track and Field staff as a volunteer assistant coach. He currently coaches the multi-event athletes in the throwing events while continuing his own training with Coach Eisenreich. Narrowing his focus to discus for 2011, Bryan's recent training is promising of his most successful season thus far in his track and field career.
2009-2010: Bryan started off the indoor season with consistent marks until he finally connected and threw a NCAA Provisional Qualifying throw in the shot at 17.79m. He went on to place 2nd place at Indoor Heptagonals.
During his outdoor season, Powlen consistently threw over 54 meters in the discus and won both the outdoor Heptagonal meet and IC4A's to be named First team All-Ivy and All East Region. He went on the throw a season best of 55.52m at the Regional meet to earn him 3rd place and give him another berth to NCAA Nationals in Eugene, OR, where he placed 17th overall.
2008-2009: In the 2009 outdoor season, Powlen steadily improved up until the Ivy League Championship meet where he exploded for a first place finish in Discus, and a close second finish in shot put, setting personal records in both events (17.42m / 57'2" shot put, 55.86m / 183'3" discus.) ... He continued to perform consistently at a high level with a fourth place finish at NCAA East Regionals and an 18th place finish at Nationals ... Powlen was also selected as an USATFCCCA Academic All-American.
2007-08: Although training was going well, Bryan had a very slow start and struggled throughout the indoor season ... All the work paid off in the outdoor season by hitting a Personal Best in the Brown Invitational and eventually continuing onto the Outdoor Heptagonal Championships where he placed 3rd in the shot put and 5th in the discus. His current personal bests are 16.25 (53'3.75") in shot put and 49.78 (163'4") in discus.
2006-2007: Had a great start to the season throwing 15.56m in shot...He has now posted personal records of 16.05m (52' 8") in shot put and 47.43m (155' 7") in discus.