Howard Powell joins #Seawolves track and field staff

Dec. 4, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook cross country and track and field head coach Andy Ronan has named Howard Powell an assistant coach for track and field. Powell, who most recently worked as the assistant sprints and hurdles coach at Williams College, will specialize in sprints, hurdles and jumps.

"I am very excited to have Howard join our coaching staff," Ronan said. "I believe he is the person that can elevate our sprints, hurdles and jumps program to the level needed in order for us to improve our standing in the America East and the region. With his experience as an athlete, coach and recruiter, I am confident that he will make the program an option for many quality student-athletes who live both locally and around the region."

In more than two years at Williams College, Powell mentored eight NCAAA Division III All-Americans, 16 NCAA Championship qualifiers and five team record holders. He assisted with recruiting and day-to-day operations for the team.

During the summer of 2012, he was the assistant sprints and hurdles coach at Winged Foot Cross Country & Jumps Camp, where he taught fundamental mechanics and event-specific drills to enhance athletes' hurdles and sprint techniques.

Powell produced a standout career at Wheaton College, picking up NCAA Indoor Track & Field All-American honors in 2008 and 2006-07 Division III New England Regional Men's Track Athlete of the Year accolades in 2007. He was a 2007 NCAA finalist in the outdoor 110-meter hurdles event and was a two-year team captain.

Respected for his leadership on and off the track, Powell was also the recipient of Wheaton College's Dean Sue Alexander Athlete and Helene Pruzynski Leadership awards during his senior year and the Caroline Cutler Metcalf Leadership Award as a sophomore.