Springfield debuts as head men’s cross country coach

Contributing Writer
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Bears introduced Tim Springfield as the new head coach for men’s cross country last week. Springfield brings valuable coaching experience to the program — he guided the runners of the University of St. Thomas to 53 conference team titles over a 13-year span, and was named the Division III National Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year in 2009. Earlier in his career, Springfield was part of the coaching staff at the University of Wisconsin for five years, helping lead national championship squads in 1985 and 1988.

When asked about his coaching philosophy, Springfield said he emphasizes “the process of having each individual develop themselves to a maximum.”

“Then the team will come together,” he added.

Springfield said he will be at Brown for the long haul. “I want to work with high academic achieving kids who are going to be engaged in the great environment.”

His arrival is welcomed by the men’s team, who lost their former head coach, Kevin Myles, earlier in the year. Myles was hired at Providence College as head men’s track coach.

“It is nice to have someone who is willing to work as hard as us,” co-captain Matt Duffy ’12 said. “I know he is going to bring a lot of his success.”