Springfield, Mass. - August 16, 2018 - Springfield College Director of Athletics, Dr. Craig Poisson, is pleased to announce that Brendan Wilkins has been named the full-time assistant track and field coach at Springfield College.
"Being a former student-athlete at the Division III level, coupled with four years of coaching experience in the NEWMAC, Brendan will be an asset to our track and field coaching staff in the years to come," said Poisson. "We are excited to have him contribute to the preeminent student-athlete experience we strive for at Springfield College."
Wilkins competed for the men's track and field program at Ithaca College, as he also earned a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainability in Practice in May of 2014. While with the Bombers, Wilkins served as a team co-captain, while he was also a seven-time ECAC high jump qualifier and a three-time All-Empire 8 honoree. Additionally, Wilkins earned the Larry Czarnecki Field Athlete Award and the Isadore "Doe" Yavits Sportsmanship Award. Wilkins completed a Masters of Sports Science in Sports Coaching with an Emphasis in NCAA Compliance from the United States Sports Academy this past July.
"I am very excited to be adding Coach Wilkins to our staff this year," said head track and field coach, Mike Miller. "With the addition of Coach Wilkins, we will be better able to achieve the goal of giving the student athletes the best experience possible while competing against the top teams in the nation. His leadership qualities, expertise and passion for track and field make him an invaluable addition to the team both on and off the track."