UPEI names Colin MacAdam head coach for Cross Country and Track & Field

UPEI names Colin MacAdam head coach for Cross Country and Track & Field

University of Prince Edward Island Director of Athletics and Recreation Chris Huggan announced today that UPEI alumnus and longtime Athletics PEI coach Colin MacAdam has been named head coach for the varsity cross country and track and field club.

Huggan said, "I am thrilled to have Colin MacAdam join our UPEI Panther coaching staff. He has an extensive background in long distance running and track and field as both an athlete and coach. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, and has proven success in developing high performing athletes."

MacAdam is well known in Atlantic Canada having coached at the school, provincial, and Canada Games levels on PEI for over 30 years. MacAdam has been named the PEI provincial Canada Games head coach for track and field seven times and both Athletics PEI and Sport PEI Coach of the Year. He is the founder of the Islanders Track and Field Club, the largest track club in the province. MacAdam also serves on national track and field coaching and officiating committees.

A former competitor, MacAdam's passion was for the middle distance events of 400, 800 and 1500m but he has competed in all distances from 100m to 25 km road races. MacAdam won several Atlantic championships and an AUAA title in the 800m while competing for Dalhousie University.

MacAdam also played basketball for both UPEI and Dalhousie and has been a basketball official in the Atlantic region for many years.

MacAdam commented, "I am very excited to be working with UPEI athletes as they compete in the very tough AUS cross country and track and field competitions. This will be an exciting time as we build competitive programs at our Island University."

Prospective student-athletes can contact MacAdam atxctrack@upei.ca.