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Miles Ketchum Named Brandeis Men's and Women's Track and Field Head Coach

Miles Ketchum Named Brandeis Men's and Women's Track and Field Head Coach

From Brandeis University Athletics

Brandeis University has hired Miles Ketchum as its next head coach of men's and women's track and field.

"Miles' experience and his success at the Division III level makes him a tremendous addition for our track and field program," Haynie said. "We are looking forward to welcoming him to our department and the Brandeis family."

"Thank you to Lauren Haynie, Lynne Dempsey, and everyone on the search committee for giving me this opportunity to lead the Men's and Women's Track & Field program and join the Brandeis community," Ketchum said. "I look forward to building upon the team's history of success and helping the student-athletes receive a high-quality athletic experience that matches the world-class education the school provides. I am also excited to work in collaboration with Head Cross Country Coach Mike Schmidt, whose accomplishments as an athlete and a coach will be invaluable to the growth and competitiveness of the program. It will be an honor to wear the navy blue and join the Judges."

Ketchum has held the same position as head coach of track and field at WPI since 2021, having spent the previous 10 years as an assistant coach for the Engineers. Ketchum specialized in coaching the Engineers' sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers, while also serving as an assistant coach of cross country.  Ketchum was a four-time United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Regional Assistant Coach of the Year, earning the honor on a national basis in 2016.

Over the course of his career at WPI, Ketchum has coached 11 All-Americans, three runners-up at NCAA Championships and helped the WPI women to a ninth-place finish as a team at the outdoor championships in 2022. In total, he helped Engineer competitors qualify for the NCAA Championships 29 times, with 15 CSC Academic All-Americans and one Elite 90 winner, Katherine Pawlak, in 2022.

On a regional basis, Ketchum's teams have won three New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) team titles and 24 individual or relay titles. He's produced four NEWMAC Athletes of the Year and two conference Rookies of the Year. Eleven of his competitors have earned New England Division III Championships and three have earned New England All-Division titles, while 94 were All-New England Division III and 33 were All-New England for all divisions.

An NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist, Ketchum also served as WPI's strength and conditioning coach since 2013.

Ketchum is a 2012 graduate of Wheaton (Mass.) College with a B.A. in sociology. He was a team captain for the Lyons as a senior, when he earned All-America honors as part of Wheaton's 1,600-meter relay team. Ketchum was also presented with Wheaton's Lyon's Award as the best exemplar of team values.