2013 Men's Outdoor Track & Field
 
2013 Men's Outdoor Track & Field Coaches
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Craig McVey
Head Coach- 1st Season

Craig McVey became the first head coach of the Badger men's and women's outdoor track & field programs in the summer of 2012. McVey came to Spring Hill after enjoying 15 years as the associate head track & field coach at the University of Albany where he was part of 28 America East Conference (AEC) championships and three Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) titles

While at Albany, McVey most recently worked with distance runners and pole-vaulters where he mentored AEC champions and All-Conference steeplechasers Ricardo Estremera, Ethan Clary, Laura Cummings and Jenn Pierson. Estremera and Cummings, both school record holders, advanced multiple times to the NCAA East Preliminary Round. In the 2008-09 season, he coached two individual conference champions and seven All-Conference recipients including two student-athletes who combined to earn three All-America honors. At the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Meet, Estremera became Albany's first All-American in a distance event.

Under McVey's tutelage, Luke Schoen established pole-vaulting records on the men's side for three straight seasons, clearing 17-feet, 9-inches indoors and 17-6.50 outdoors. Schoen became McVey's first Albany student-athlete to claim All-America honors after placing fifth at the 2008 NCAA Championships before accomplishing the same feat at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor meets in 2009 and the NCAA Outdoor meet in 2011. Vault records for the women's team have also been consistently re-written during McVey's watch with Celine Cauderlier becoming Albany's first women's AEC champion in the event in 2010.

McVey, who also served as the head coach of the Albany men's and women's cross country teams, saw his men's squad win the AEC title in 2011 while his women's team won back-to-back ECAC University Division (I) titles in 2010 and 2011. Previously the men's and women's cross country coach at the College of Saint Rose (N.Y.) during the 1996-97 season, his women's team won the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC) championship and the men finishing as the runner-up with Golden Knight runners claiming both individual titles.

McVey began his collegiate coaching career in cross country and track & field at Kansas State in 1983. His athletes captured 18 Big Eight Conference titles and ranked as the top NCAA combined men's and women's program. He became the head men's and women's cross country and track coach at Hartwick College (N.Y.) in 1988 where his teams eclipsed 83 school records while producing 22 New York Collegiate individual champions during his tenure.

Prior to his recent duties, McVey also coached Albany's long, triple and high jumpers to conference and All-East honors while also actively coaching every track and field event during his career. A native of Manhattan, Kan., McVey has been named Regional Coach of the Year on four occasions. He has also served as the director/head coach of the USA East Team that competed in the United States and Canada. In addition, he served as a games committee member for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships for three years and was President of the NTSWCAA Track & Field Governing Committee.

McVey earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Kansas State University. As an undergraduate student, McVey was a member of two Big Eight Conference indoor track & field championship teams and a Big Eight cross country championship team.

He and his wife, Bette, have four children: Luke, Kirsten, Maggie and Tyler.
 

 
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Joe H. Williams
Assistant Coach- 4th Season
Joe H. Williams serves as head coach of the Spring Hill College Men's & Women's Cross Country teams.

Williams is developing the SHC cross country teams into two of the top SSAC programs. His teams earned the runner-up spot in the GCAC in his first season (2009). In Wiliiams' three years as coach, he has had nine athletes earn All Conference in both the GCAC and the SSAC. He has also had nine athletes qualify for the NAIA National Championships.

Williams stays active at every level of the SSAC, NAIA and the USATF. In 2010, he served as the Meet Director for the SSAC Championships. He stays very active with the USATF both as a coach and official. Williams holds a USATF Level II Coaching Certificate in Endurance, Sprints, Hurdles and Relays. He is also a USATF Level I Certified Instructor and and holds certification as  a USATF National Level Official.

While at SHC, Williams is proud that 14 of his student-athletes have been recognized as Daktronic-NAIA Scholar Athletes and both his teams were named NAIA Scholar Teams in 2009 and 2010.

Williams ran in college at Central State University in Edmund, Okla., where he was a 4-year letterman in Track and Cross Country. He was a 4-year NAIA National Championship Individual Qualifier.
 
Williams received his B.S. in Biology from Central State in 1979 and his M.S. in Physical Education from Northwest Missouri State University in 1984. While at NWMSU, he served as a Graduate Assistant and Equipment Manger with the Track and Cross Country programs from 1981-84.

Williams is married to Carolyn Hearon of Mobile. They have one child, Joseph.


 
 
 
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