Men's XC and Track & Field Assistant Coaches

 

 

 


Mike Miller - Sprints and Throws, Strength and Conditioning


Mike will get started in his second year at Amherst and will be responsible for the Sprints and Throws, as well as coordinating the Strength and Conditioning programs for the team. Prior to the start of his Amherst College coaching tenure, Mike was an assistant coach the past two years at Springfield College working with their jumpers, throwers and sprinters. Before coming back to his alma mater, he was the Head Coach of the Boys and Girls Team at E. O. Smith High School in Connecticut. Mike graduated from Springfield College in 2008 with a Degree in Business Management, and then earned his MS in Advanced Level Coaching from there in 2012. While at Springfield, he was one of the region's best decathletes and jumpers, earning ECAC Titles in 2006 and 07 in the multi while winning conference honors in the high jump, and was the team MVP in 2008. He has participated at the national level in the sport, earning a Javelin Championship at the Club Nationals in 2010 and his knowledge and success in a breadth of events will be of tremendous benefit to the program.

 


Luke Maher - XC Middle and Long Distance Runners


Luke will be entering his first season as assistant for the Men’s XC and Track teams. This past spring Luke graduated from Tufts University with a double major in History and Africana Studies. While running at Tufts, Luke was integral member to the teams 2012-13 XC & Track NESCAC Championship victories as well as the team’s success at the National level. He was also a two-time member of the NESCAC All Sportsmanship Team. In addition to his running at the collegiate level, Luke has spent extensive time training and working with runners in Iten, Kenya.

 


Bob Rosen - XC


Bob is an Amherst native and in addition to working as a volunteer coach with the XC and TF program, he also practices law in Springfield where has been since January 1977. He was a 1973 graduate of Stony Brook (named Stony Brook athlete of the year for 1971-72) and got his Law Degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1976. While in law school, he was the coach of the Wash U. men's cross country team - 1974 and 1975. He has been a volunteer assistant cross country and track coach at Amherst Regional High School for over 10 years and been in charge of distance runners during indoor track season for past two years and also, he advises and assists two professional Kenyan distance runners. He has been a competitive distance runner since 1967 and continues to compete in road races and has some best marks of 10 miles in 51:36; 30k in 1:41; marathon in 2:35:40.