Casey Carroll, a 1994 graduate of UNH, returns for his 17th season guiding the UNH Women’s Track and Field Program. The last several years of the program have proven to be tremendously successful. The 2011 outdoor season was historic with the Lady Wildcats winning the New England Outdoor Collegiate Track and Field Championship.
In the last seven years of that championship, the program also achieved four second place finishes. Carroll was named New England Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year in 2008. Also in the last seven years, the Lady Wildcats have finished in the top three of the America East Championship five times with three second and two third place showings.
UNH has also had a presence on the NCAA regional and national scene. Over the last seven years, the team has sent numerous track and field athletes to compete at the NCAA National Championships and the USATF Junior National Championships in the distance, hurdles, jumps and throws events. In the last 15 years of the men’s and women’s track and field and cross country seasons, he has been on the America East Coaching Staff of the Year 13 times. Since his arrival, the team has set new school records in 35 different indoor and outdoor events. Carroll is a USATF Level II certified coach in all track and field disciplines.
While a student at UNH, Carroll spent four years as a member of the track & field and cross country programs. A distance runner, Carroll was team captain for two years. His senior year, Carroll was a top-10 finisher at the North Atlantic Conference Cross Country Championship and All-Conference in the 5000 meters at the outdoor Track and Field Championship. In 1998, Carroll received his Master’s of Science degree in Psychology of Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Oregon. Carroll still is a competitive runner on the roads and was the winner of the Maine Marathon in 2003, the Hampton Rockfest Marathon in 2010 and two back-to-back New Hampshire Marathons in 2013 and 2014.