Matthew Harmon Named Assistant Track & Field Coach

Matthew Harmon Named Assistant Track & Field Coach

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Matt Harmon as assistant coach of the Bowdoin track & field program.

Most recently an assistant track & field coach at Williams College, Harmon will coach the throwers at Bowdoin. He assumes the role formerly held by Damon Hall.

A native of Auburn, Maine and graduate of Edward Little High School, Harmon was a star thrower for the University of Southern Maine, breaking the 35# weight and hammer throwing records at the school. As a senior in 2012, he was the Little East Conference hammer champion.

Harmon coached the Williams throwers to several impressive performances over the past five years. He guided Williams athletes to four individual first place finishes in New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship while also collecting five blue ribbons in the New England Division III Championship. Harmon coached a Williams thrower to a national championship in the 2013 NCAA Division III women's 20# weight throw in winter track, and then hammer throw in the spring. Prior to joining Williams, Harmon served as the throwing coach at Colby College during the 2012-2013 season, where he coached an NCAA qualifier in the women's hammer.

"We're lucky to have Matt joining our program," said head coach Peter Slovenski. "He was a terrific collegiate thrower in Maine, so we saw a lot of him in college. I've been impressed by what he's done as the throw coach at Colby and Williams. He's a gifted teacher, and he's got a lot of enthusiasm for Maine track."

"I'm excited to be joining the staff at Bowdoin and to be coaching the throwers," said Harmon. "In my time as an athlete and coach in New England Bowdoin has always had a strong and deep group of throwers who have been very successful. I look forward to working with them and helping to build the throws squad and the entire team."