December 6, 2012

Darcy Wilson Joins Brown Track & Field Staff

Providence, R.I. - Brown Track and Field is pleased to announce the hiring of Darcy Wilson as Assistant Track and Field Coach.  Coach Wilson's primary responsibility will be to coach the throwing events for men and women. 

"We're very excited to have Darcy join us," said Interim Director of Track and Field Tim Springfield.  "She brings a high level of technical expertise and energy to the program.  But what really stood out about her was her passion for the sport and for working with young people."

Coach Wilson arrives at Brown from UMass-Amherst, where her athletes rewrote the record books, setting all-time bests in the discus, shot put, weight throw, and javelin in her three years.  She also coached a hammer thrower to the NCAA Regional Championships.

Prior to UMass, Wilson coached at Keene State, where she coached an NCAA DIII national champion in the men's hammer throw.  She also coached NCAA qualifiers in the men's javelin, women's javelin, men's weight throw, and men's hammer. Her athletes set school records in the men's discus, hammer, shot put and javelin along with women's discus and javelin records.

Wilson also coached at Keene High School, where she produced the New England record holder in the discus.  

"Darcy has a proven record of success wherever she's coached," said Springfield.  "I know that she will find success at Brown as well."

A former New Hampshire State high school champion and school record holder in the shot put and discus while at Keene High School, Wilson earned a full scholarship in track and field from Boston University. A top regional competitor for the Terriers, Wilson graduated with a bachelor of science from BU.

Darcy is married to Paul Wilson and together they have five children.