NEW LONDON, Conn. – Connecticut College has hired Sam Alexander as head coach for men's cross country and track & field, as announced by Director of Athletics Mo White on Monday.
After an extensive national search, Alexander takes over the position after serving as the interim head coach since August 2022. Prior to that he had served as a volunteer assistant with the Camels since 2019.
"We are so thrilled to welcome Sam to our department in a full-time capacity," said White. "Under his leadership, he led both the cross country and track & field teams to historic seasons, and we believe that the best fit for the job was right here at Conn all along."
Last season Alexander helped guide the men's cross country team to the NCAA Division III Championship for only the second time in program history, finishing 24th overall. Additionally, he coached the track & field squad to a sixth-place result at the New England Division III Championship, also a program best.
During his tenure as interim coach, Alexander coached two NCAA Division III Cross Country All-Americans and led the recruiting efforts for the classes of 2027 and 2028. He worked closely with Ned Bishop, head coach of women's cross country and track & field, throughout the past year.
"I am truly excited about the permanent hiring of Sam and what it means for the future of Connecticut College cross country and track & field," said Bishop. "We have had the great benefit of Sam's outstanding contributions, and our entire team has felt the impact of his growing commitment to our program. The past year was one of unprecedented success and development for both programs and Sam was an integral part of all that."