Dominican College will add men’s cross country and men’s track and field to its athletics program beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year according to Director of Athletics, Joseph S. Clinton.
“We are excitied about the addition of men’s cross country and track and field programs,” Clinton said. “With cross country already being a conference championship sport and men’s track and field becoming one in 2015, it will allow both programs to have immediate post-season opportunities as part of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.”
Jamie Kempton, currently an assistant coach for the women’s cross country and track and field programs has been named the new head coach for both programs.
“I’m excited to be part of the new athletic programs at Dominican College and can’t wait to start building the foundation of very competitive units in men’s cross country and track and field,” said Kempton. “I hope to follow the lead of the other established sports teams at Dominican College and make our mark in the CACC and in all our levels of competition.”
Kempton brings a wealth of coaching experience to the staff as he was most recently the head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs at St. Thomas Aquinas College from 2004-2007. Prior to that, he served as the head coach of the indoor and outdoor track programs for both the boys and girls squads at Albertus Magnus High School from 1998-1999.
He began his coaching career as an assistant coach for the boys and girls cross country and track programs at Nanuet High School from 1983-1985. He returned to Nanuet in 1995 and ran the program until 1997.
To learn more about men’s cross country and track and field, along with DC’s 12 other NCAA Division II men’s and women’s athletic programs, please visit www.chargerathletics.com.