AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Department of Athletics announced the recent hiring of Selwyn Maxwell Jr. as an assistant coach for the men's track & field program.
Maxwell comes to Amherst after receiving his bachelor's degree in Communication from the University of Connecticut in 2016.
"To have someone of Selwyn's athletic back ground, and tremendous athletic exploits be a part of our program is very exciting," stated 20th-year head coach Ned Nedeau. "I am confident that he will bring a great deal of enthusiasm and experience that will help to bring our student-athletes to their highest levels."
During his tenure as a scholarship athlete at UConn, Maxwell was a two-year captain of the men's track & field program. He was instrumental in leading the Huskies to the 2013 Indoor and Outdoor Big East Championships; as well as the 2015 Outdoor American Athletic Conference (AAC) Championship.
While at UConn, he earned All-Big East Honors, All-AAC Honors, was the 2013 Indoor New England champion in the 60-meter hurdles, and a four-time NCAA East Regional Qualifier in the 110-meter hurdles.
In addition to his running at the collegiate level, he was involved in a variety of campus outreach projects including the Husky Reach, as well as working at the Student Recreation Center. Maxwell has earned his USATF level 1 certification and he will be working with the Amherst sprinters, jumpers and hurdlers in the program as he begins his career in coaching.
"I have great admiration for the UConn program and its student-athletes, as they have consistently accomplished great things on the track," Nedeau continued. "As their captain of two years, I am excited to see the fire and passion that Selwyn will bring to our program as he embarks upon his coaching career."