PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After a successful 2012-13 season as the Interim Director of Track & Field/Cross Country at Brown University, Tim Springfield has been appointed as the director of the program, announced by Director of Athletics Jack Hayes on Thursday.
“Tim has provided great leadership to the coaching staff and the team during this past year,” said Hayes. “We are thrilled that he will continue as the full-time director.”
“I’m deeply honored to be given this opportunity and I want to thank Jack Hayes, Joan Taylor, and Bob Kenneally for placing confidence in me to lead the program forward,” said Springfield. “I couldn’t be more excited to be in this role at Brown.”
Springfield, who also serves as head coach of the men’s cross county team, led the Bears to several impressive team and individual performances during the 2012-13 season. Under Springfield’s direction, the men’s team finished third overall at the 2013 Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which equaled the best outdoor team finish in program history. The men also finished fourth at the Ivy League Indoor Championships this season, the team’s highest finish since 2006.
Individually, Springfield and his staff coached the Bears to 12 school records between the indoor and outdoor seasons, including at least one record in every event group. The track & field team also posted a total of 58 top-ten performances on the Brown all-time list, a reflection of the staff’s remarkable impact on the program’s record book over the past year.
“I am very pleased that we will be able to keep our current staff intact,” said Springfield. “The assistant coaches stepped into a challenging situation last year and did great work to keep the team moving in a positive direction. We will continue to work hard to elevate the program.”
Springfield joined the Brown staff as head coach of the men’s cross country team in 2010 and was named the Interim Director of Track & Field/Cross Country last fall. Before coming to Brown, Springfield coached at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) and at the University of Wisconsin.