WILLIAMSTOWN, MA — Williams College Director of Athletics Lisa Melendy has announced the hiring of Nate Hoey to fill the position of head women's track & field coach.
Hoey recently completed his 10h year with the athletic staff at Washington and Lee University. He served as the Generals' head coach for the women's track and field program and as an assistant coach with the women's cross country team.
During his first eight years with Washington & Lee, Hoey served as the director of running programs and head men's and women's track & field coach.
"We're very excited to announce that Nate Hoey will be the next women's track and field coach at Williams," Melendy said. "The committee was particularly impressed with his enthusiasm, and obvious love of track. His technical knowledge was evident and we are excited to have him lead our women's program."
Hoey has mentored his athletes to All-America honors four times, two in the heptathlon, one in the pentathlon and one in the 5,000 meters. Hoey guided the W&L women's team to an Old Dominion Athletic Conference Indoor Championship title in 2009 and, in 2010, the W&L men's track & field team finished second overall at the conference championships in both the indoor and outdoor seasons, the program's best finishes in better than 15 years.
For his efforts, Hoey has twice been named the ODAC Coach of the Year (2008 & 2009). He was also honored as the NCAA South/Southeast Region Coach of the Year by the USTFCCA twice – for the women's indoor season in 2009 and again for the men's indoor season in 2011.
Prior to his appointment at W&L, Hoey served as the assistant cross country and track and field coach at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He was responsible for the development of the Rams' men's and women's sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and throwers. In two seasons at the NCAA Division II school, he molded one All-American and 18 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference honorees. His commitment to academic excellence was demonstrated when the WCU Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams earned National All-Academic Team recognition in 2001.
Hoey is a 2000 graduate of Slippery Rock University with a degree in exercise and sport science. While at SRU he was a 13-time All-Conference track and field athlete, three-time conference champion, was twice named PSAC Athlete of the Year, and was a PSAC record holder.