Track and field will become the 11th men’s sport and 12th women’s sport at WilmU to compete in the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
Christian Stamm, a successful high school coach, will seek to duplicate that success at the collegiate level as he takes over the newly-minted Wilmington University men’s and women’s outdoor track and field programs, which will begin competing next spring.
Track and field will become the 11th men’s sport and 12th women’s sport at WilmU to compete in the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. Stamm has been a winning coach for 10 years at high schools in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Last season he was an assistant at Wilmington Friends, coaching the sprints, relays and hurdles. The bulk of his coaching experience came at the helm of his alma mater, Methacton High School, in Eagleville, Pennsylvania. He began coaching at Methacton in 2008 as an assistant coach and became head coach of the boys winter and spring teams in the fall of 2012. Over the following four seasons, his teams produced a record of 30-6 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference.
Stamm is a 1994 graduate of Moravian College, where he excelled in both track and field, and football. “We are excited to be able to add men’s and women’s track and field at Wilmington University,” said Athletics Director Dr. Stefanie Whitby, a former track and field student-athlete and coach. “Delaware, as well as the tri-state area, has been developing strong track and field programs for many years and now many of those student athletes can choose to continue their track careers here at WilmU.”
In announcing Stamm as the program’s first coach, Dr. Whitby said: “Christian brings a passion for the sport, as well as an understanding of what it takes to build a successful program. His athletes have attained success at the conference, district, state and national level, and we are looking forward to building this new program and providing so many athletes with a chance to compete at the DII level.”