Stony Brook cross country and track and field head coach Andy Ronan has named Howard Powell an assistant coach for track and field. Powell, who most recently worked as the assistant sprints and hurdles coach at Williams College, will specialize in sprints, hurdles and jumps.
In more than two years at Williams College, Powell mentored eight NCAAA Division III All-Americans, 16 NCAA Championship qualifiers and five team record holders. He assisted with recruiting and day-to-day operations for the team.
During the summer of 2012, he was the assistant sprints and hurdles coach at Winged Foot Cross Country & Jumps Camp, where he taught fundamental mechanics and event-specific drills to enhance athletes' hurdles and sprint techniques.
Powell produced a standout career at Wheaton College, picking up NCAA Indoor Track & Field All-American honors in 2008 and 2006-07 Division III New England Regional Men's Track Athlete of the Year accolades in 2007. He was a 2007 NCAA finalist in the outdoor 110-meter hurdles event and was a two-year team captain.
Respected for his leadership on and off the track, Powell was also the recipient of Wheaton College's Dean Sue Alexander Athlete and Helene Pruzynski Leadership awards during his senior year and the Caroline Cutler Metcalf Leadership Award as a sophomore.