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Wilson Attends USATF/USOC Elite Coaching Camp

Coach Darcy Wilson; courtesy photo
Coach Darcy Wilson; courtesy photo

From Stuart Kaufman, Sports Information:_

Kids aren’t the only ones who attend camp during the summer. Keene State assistant track coach Darcy Wilson was selected to participate in the United States Track and Field and Olympic Committee (USATF/USOC) Emerging Elite Coaching Camp at the Arco Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., from July 18-23.

Wilson, who specializes in throwing events, is one of 20 coaches in each field event picked to attend the weeklong camp. “It’s a really exciting opportunity,” she said. “I’m looking forward to fine tuning my knowledge and returning home and working with KSC athletes Bryan Kolacz and Nick White and other potential recruits.”

Camp Director Mike Holman, who initiated the program 12 years ago, looks for coaches who have shown the ability to develop athletes in particular areas. “We’re trying to broaden our base of coaches in the country and hopefully get them to develop Olympians and world champions,” he said. “A vast majority of high schools around the country don’t have hammer and javelin, so it’s critical we find coaches to develop those athletes.”

Wilson, set to begin her third season at Keene State, has been instrumental in developing a top-notch Owl throwing program. Last spring, Kolacz was the national Division III champion in the hammer throw, while Dave Colina and Samantha Hirsch both qualified for the nationals in the javelin event. Wilson’s daughter, Kelsey Huckins, is also a nationally ranked thrower at Boston College.

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