Track and Field Names New Assistant Coach
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Directors of Track and Field Renny Waldron and Jen Straub have announced Matt Stuck Assistant Coach.
“I am very thankful for the opportunity to work with the great athletes and coaches here at Davidson,” Stuck said. “The Davidson Track programs have been getting better every year and this year will continue that tread. I am excited to be a part of that success and get to experience the growth of the athletes and the programs. I athletes have been energetic and open to new styles of training which are great attributes to start with when building to future successes.”
Stuck’s most recent stop was at UNC Pembroke where he was the Associate Head Coach. While with the Braves, he led the 2019 Men’s Cross Country team and the 2020 and 2021 Women’s Indoor Track and Field teams to the conference championships. He also coached NCAA DII All-Americans in the indoor and outdoor men’s high jump and the men’s 60m and 110m hurdles. Stuck also coached a slew of individual conference champions and school record holders while at UNC Pembroke.
“We are very excited to welcome Coach Stuck to our Davidson family,” Straub said. “Matt has a great knowledge of all things track & field and we feel that the athletes he coaches will thrive. He is a wonderful addition to our staff.”
“We are very excited about Matt joining our staff,” Waldron said. “He was very impressive in the interview process and is an excellent fit for our program. He will be a great addition to our staff.”
Before his time at UNC Pembroke, he spent five months as the Assistant Track and Field Coach at Coker University, coaching 13 school record holders, including sprinting, hurdling and jumping athletes.
Prior to Coker, Stuck had a two year stint as the Head Cross Country and Track and Field coach at Lake Erie College from 2016-2018. He was the GLIAC Outdoor Assistant Coach of the Year runner up in 2017.
Stuck holds both an USTFCCCA Level 2 Combined Event Certification and an USATF Level 1 Track and Field Certification. He graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2013 and received his masters degree in Kinesiology from Michigan Technological University, where he was the Assistant Track and Field coach for two years.
Following his graduation from Bloomsburg, he spent a year as an assistant coach at Ithaca College where he taught and instructed pole vault, sprints, and relays.
A multi-event performer for Bloomsburg, Stuck set a school record in the pole vault as a senior with a jump of 4.65 meters, while also qualifying all four years of his collegiate career for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships. Stuck excelled in 16 different disciplines, marked two school records in as many events, and was a Bloomsburg University Scholar-Athlete honor.