Stephen Rubin
Stephen Rubin
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 413-542-8117
Season: 2nd


Steve Rubin

Men's Track & Field
Second Season

  • Coached Two USTFCCCA All-Americans, Seven All-Region Selections, Five Individual All-NESCAC Nods and One Relay Team All-NESCAC Selection
  • Mentored Nine 2017-18 NCAA Championship Qualifiers and Two NESCAC Individual Champions (4x800 relay, 800m)
  • Guided Competitors to Seven Top-10 Finishes at the NCAA Indoor & Outdoor Championships

Women's Track & Field
First Season

  • Following a successful season as the head coach of the men's track & field program, it was announced that Rubin would be taking over as the head coach of the women's track & field program in June 2018

Entering his second season as head coach of the Amherst men's track & field team, Stephen Rubin brings 25 years of collegiate coaching experience to the Amherst, including NCAA national championships at both the Division III and Division I levels. It was announced in June 2018 that Rubin will also be taking over as the head coach of the women's track & field team in the upcoming season. 

In his first season at the helm of the Mammoths, Rubin brought Amherst back into the national conversation, mentoring 13 NCAA Championship qualifiers and guiding them to seven top-10 finishes at the national meets. Under his leadership, Amherst racked up four USTFCCCA All-American selections, seven All-Region nods and eight All-NESCAC selections while winnning two NESCAC individual titles (4x800 relay, 800m).

Amherst College Announces Promotion for Track & Field Head Coach Stephen Rubin

Before joining the Amherst community, Rubin served as an assistant track & field coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2012-2017 where he coached 14 first-team All-America selections, 12 ACC Championship individual title winners and four school record breakers while guiding four student-athletes to the 2016 Olympic Trials. 

From 2007 until 2012, Rubin was the head track & field coach at Case Western Reserve and was also the Director of Strength and Conditioning. Rubin also completed stints as the head track & field coach at Florida International University (2003-2007) and Washington University – St. Louis (2001-2003). He was also an assistant track & field coach at the University of Miami from 1992-2001 where he specialized in jumps, throws and multi-events.

In addition to his abundance of coaching experience, Rubin has gained an array of experience working with USA Track and Field in various capacities including: USA Junior Elite Camp (United States Olympic Training Center Director – 1998, 1999, 2004); associate coordinator – women's elite jumps (1995-2000); combined events coaches summit (2010), and has served as a Level I School director and instructor, and a Level II instructor (1998-2004).

A 1991 graduate of Emory University, Rubin holds several certifications including Level I and Level II USA Track and Field Coaches Education certificates; is a certified strength and conditioning specialist; and is certified in First Aid and CPR.