Nate Hoey is in his eighth year with the Ephs joining the Williams College Athletic Department in June of 2013.
The shortened 2020 season saw many Eph highlights including winning a third straight New England Championship and setting four new school records (60m, 400m, Pentathlon, and 4x400m relay). Additionally, 18 women were set to compete at the indoor NCAA championship meet to defend their national championship title, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2019 saw the Ephs win the NCAA Indoor Championship as well as the indoor and outdoor New England Championships and the NESCAC Championship.
In the past seven years, Williams has placed in the top ten at the NCAA Championship meet nine times, including four podium finishes: 2019 indoor (1st), 2018 indoor (2nd), 2017 indoor (4th), and 2017 outdoor (3rd).
Additionally, the Ephs have won six straight NESCAC Championships (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, & 2014).
Individually, during the past seven years, the women of Williams have claimed four NCAA Championship titles, 9 NCAA Runner-Up performances, 100 All-Americans awards, 143 NCAA Qualifiers, 39 NESCAC Champions, 141 All-NESCAC Honorees, 4 NESCAC Rookie-of-the-Year winners, 50 D3 New England Champions, 191 USTFCCCA All-Region Honors, and set 38 School Records. The Ephs have also been named a USTFCCCA National All-Academic Team each year and 60 individuals have earned USTFCCCA National All-Academic recognition.
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For his efforts, Hoey was named USTFCCCA National Indoor Coach of the Year in 2019 and USTFCCCA New England Regional Coach of The Year in 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2014 and the Ephs garnered the 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.
Prior to Williams, Hoey spent 10 years at Washington and Lee University serving as the head coach for Women’s Track & Field and assistant Women’s Cross Country coach, 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). The Team won the ODAC Championship meet in 2009 and earned runner-up honors in 2013.
"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."
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. He has served as an instructor for the USTFCCCA Academy Strength & Conditioning course. Hoey is a graduate of Slippery Rock University and earned his MEd from the University of Missouri in Educational, School and Counseling Psychology.
Hoey resides in Williamstown with his wife Kris and daughter Chase.