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HEAD COACH NATE HOEY

Nate Hoey is entering his fourth year as the Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach and Director of Running Programs at Washington and Lee University.  In three seasons at the helm Hoey has seen the Generals programs flourish under his guidance.  In 2006 the women scored a record high point total indoors to earn runner-up honors (tying their highest finish in school history), while the men’s team also tallied up their highest point total in 10 years.

In 2006, the Generals produced numerous awards including: 13-Individual Conference Champions, 24-All Conference Performances, 30 School Records, 2-All Time Conference Records, 2-Conference Championship Meet Records, 2-Conference Rookie-Of-The-Year honorees, and 1-Athlete-Of-The-Year recipient.  Additionally, 17 team members were named “Scholar-Athletes” for having a GPA over 3.50 and for the third year in a row both the men’s and women’s teams earned USTCCCA “National All Academic Team” accolades (for having an average GPA over 3.10).

In all, during the three season Hoey has guided the Generals program, both men’s and women’s teams have tallied up:  30-Conference Champions, 46-All Conference Performances, 60-School Records, 3-National Qualifiers, 6-Conference Records, 3-Conference Athlete-Of –The Year honorees, 2-Conference Rookie-Of-The-Year awards,  62- Scholar Athletes and 6-National All Academic Teams.

Prior to his appointment at W&L, Hoey served as the assistant cross country and track and field coach at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Hoey was responsible for the development of the men’s and women’s sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and throwers. In two seasons at the NCAA division II school, he guided athletes to one All-America and 18 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Awards. His commitment to academic excellence was demonstrated when the WCU Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams earned National All-Academic Team recognition in 2001.

In addition to collegiate athletes, Hoey has consulted and worked on speed, power and strength development with a wide variety professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB, WUSA, and the MLL

Hoey is a 2000 graduate of Slippery Rock University with a degree in exercise and sport science. While at SRU he was a 13-time All-Conference track and field athlete, three-time conference champion, was twice named athlete-of-the-year, and a PSAC record holder.

Coach Hoey is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, holds the Club Coach Certification from USA Weightlifting, is a USA Track & Field Level II Certified coach in the jumps, sprints, hurdles, relays and combined events.  He is working towards his USATF Level III certification in the jumps and is also certified through the Pole Vault Safety Certification Board.   Coach Hoey holds the rank of assistant professor of physical education at the University and serves as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Chairperson

Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-463-8670