Nate Hoey joined the Williams College Athletic Department in June of 2013.
The United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named Hoey the 2018 New England Indoor Track & Field Coach of the Year and the 2018 New England Outdoor Track & Field Coach of the Year.
During his first five seasons the Ephs won five straight NESCAC Championship titles. (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014).
|Williams finished second at the NCAA 2018 Indoor Track & Field Championships|
The team has also placed in the top ten at the NCAA National Championship meet seven times. Most recently in 2018 with the Indoor NCAA National Championship runner-up finish and the D3 Indoor New England Championship title. The 2018 season saw 22 Ephs earn All-American honors. In 2017, Williams placed 3rd as a team at the NCAA Outdoor National Championship meet and 4th at the 2017 NCAA Indoor National Championship meet.
Individually Williams has claimed three NCAA National Championship titles, 63 All-Americans, 97 NCAA Qualifiers, 33 NESCAC Champions, 124 All-NESCAC Honors, 4 NESCAC Rookie-of-the-Year honorees, 35 D3 New England Champions, 146 USTFCCCA All-Region Honors, and set 26 School Records. The Ephs have also been named a USTFCCCA National All-Academic Team each year and 41 individuals have earned USTFCCCA National All-Academic recognition. For his efforts, Hoey was named USTFCCCA New England Regional Coach of The Year in 2018 and 2014 and NESCAC Coaching Staff of the Year honors in 2018, 2015 and 2014.
Williams College Director of Athletics Lisa Melendy announced the hiring of Nate Hoey to fill the position of head women's track & field coach on June 7, 2013.
Hoey had recently completed his 10th 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, as an assistant coach with the women's cross country team, and as associate professor of Physical Education.
At Washington and Lee University Hoey coached: 89 ODAC Champions, 217 All-ODAC Performances, 15 ODAC Athlete-of-the-Year honorees, 8 ODAC Rookie-of-the-Year award winners, 26 NCAA Qualifiers, 4 NCAA All-Americans and set 192 School Records (including 16 conference records).
"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 guided the W&L women's team to an Old Dominion Athletic Conference Indoor Championship title in 2009 and runner-up honors indoors and outdoors in 2013. 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 been named the ODAC Coach of the Year three times (2009, 2011 & 2013). 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 was in the inaugural class earning the USTFCCCA Masters Endorsement distinction in the Long Sprints. He is also a certified Sprint, Hurdle & Relay Event Specialist through the USTFCCCA. Additionally, Hoey is a USA Track & Field Level III certified coach in the Jumps and is a Level II Certified Coach in the Combined Events, Jumps, Sprints, Hurdles and Relays. In 2008, he was invited to attend the USATF/USOC Emerging Elite Coaches Camp held at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA.
Hoey resides in Williamstown with his wife Kris and daughter Chase.