Men's XC and Track & Field Assistant Coaches

 

Luke Maher - XC, Middle and Long Distance Runners


Luke will be entering his third season as assistant for the Men’s XC and Track teams working with the Middle and Long Distance runners, as well as XC. Luke graduated from Tufts University with a double major in History and Africana Studies and 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.

 


Quran Hodge - Sprints, Jumps, Strength and Conditioning


Quran will join the Amherst Family this fall and be focused on the Sprints & Hurdles, and the Jumps, as well as coordinating the Strength and Conditioning programs for the team. Over the past 24 years, he has coached and mentored both elite athletes in a variety of sports, and college and high school track & field athletes. He is currently finishing work towards a Doctorate of Psychology with a concentration in Sports and Human Performance. He has participated at the national level in the sport; helped athletes at the highest levels of the sport; presented or spoken at a variety of camps and clinics throughout the region, and his knowledge, experience and success in a breadth of events will be of tremendous benefit to the program.

 


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.