Dyer hired as Elms' cross country coach

Aug. 13, 2012
CHICOPEE — The Elms College Athletics Department has announced the hiring of Matt Dyer as the head coach of the men's and women's cross country programs beginning this month.

Dyer has spent the last three years as the assistant track and field and cross country coach at Connecticut College in New London, Conn. where he implemented running and strength training programs, recruited prospective high school athletes and assisted in the management of home track and field and cross country events.

Dyer also has experience coaching track and field at the high school level, as he helped create and implement workout plans for the Austin Preparatory High School in Reading long distance runners during the winter of 2009.

"I am very excited to welcome Matt Dyer in to the Elms community," newly appointed Athletics Director Peter Krasny stated. "Matt has a strong background of recruiting runners regionally and nationally, and his experiences as a NCAA Division III student athlete and assistant coach have positioned him well to lead the cross country programs at Elms."

As an NCAA Division III student athlete at Connecticut College where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Economics with a minor in Mathematics in 2008, Dyer began his intercollegiate career during the winter season of 2004 until the spring season of 2008. Primarily a sprinter and jumper, he capped his career by being named a team captain and was named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) all-academic and all-sportsmanship teams, and was honored as the 2008 MVP of the Connecticut College track team.

The Elms cross country teams began their 2012 campaign on Sept. 1 at the Western New England University Invitational at 1 p.m. in Springfield.

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