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Matt Stuck Promoted to Director of Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field

by | Jul 20, 2023


DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson College Director of Athletics, Chris Clunie, has announced the promotion of Matt Stuck as the next Director of Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field on Thursday.

“We are thrilled to have Matt as the leader of our cross country and track and field program,” said Clunie. “It’s a great opportunity to elevate someone who has been an impactful part of the program’s unprecedented success over the past two years. We strongly believe that his vision and leadership will propel our scholar-athletes and the program to the next level.”

Stuck joined Davidson in October of 2021 and has served as the assistant coach the past two seasons. In his tenure, Stuck has guided and coached Davidson’s hurdlers, vertical jumpers, throwers, and multis. He also served as the recruiting coordinator for all event groups on the women’s side while also recruiting the men’s hurdlers, vertical jumpers, throwers, and multis.

Over the last two seasons with Stuck on staff, Davidson has set ten indoor and outdoor school records in his area of emphasis on the women’s side and eight school records on the men’s side. Stuck has also helped coach four-time A-10 Champion Jayden Smith, two-time NCAA qualifier Bryce Anthony, and school record holders Megan Burkholder, Hannah Kanjian, Anna Davis, and Jack Stajos.

“I am truly honored for the opportunity to lead the men’s cross country and track & field program,” said Stuck. “The past two years have been some of the most successful years in Davidson track & field history, and I plan on continuing to lead this program to not only be competitive in the A-10 conference but more relevant at the national level.”

Prior to Davidson, Stuck spent three seasons as the Associate Head Coach at UNC Pembroke. While with the Braves, Stuck led the 2019 men’s cross country team to a conference championship, and he also helped guide the women’s indoor track and field team to back-to-back conference championships in 2020 and 2021. He also coached NCAA Division II All-Americans in the indoor and outdoor men’s high jump, 60m, and 110m hurdles. Stuck also coached a slew of individual conference champions and school record holders while at UNC Pembroke.

Before his time at Pembroke, Stuck served as the Assistant Track and Field Coach at Coker University where he coached 13 school record holders in sprints, hurdles, and jumps.

Prior to Coker, Stuck had a two-year stint as the Head Cross Country and Track & Field coach at Lake Erie College from 2016-2018. In 2017, he was the runner-up for the GLIAC Outdoor Assistant Coach of the Year.

As a student-athlete, Stuck was a multi-event performer for Bloomsburg University. He excelled in 16 different disciplines, qualified for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships in four straight seasons, and still holds school records in both the indoor and outdoor pole vault. He was also named a Bloomsburg University Scholar-Athlete.

Stuck graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2013 and received his master’s degree in Kinesiology from Michigan Technological University. He also holds a USTFCCCA Level 2 Combined Event Certification and a USATF Level 1 Track and Field Certification.

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