UMF cross county coach named

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FARMINGTON – University of Maine at Farmington Director of Athletics, Fitness & Recreation Julie Davis is pleased to name Ryan Wagner as the Head Women’s Cross Country Coach and coordinator of First Year Collegiate Physical Fitness Programs.

“We had an excellent pool of candidates for this position. It is a unique blend of coaching women’s cross country and coordinating our new student physical fitness program,” said Davis. “Ryan has great expertise in both areas and a proven track record if you will with both team and curriculum development. We think he will be a great fit for department and University as a whole.”

Wagner replaces Katie Herbine, who left the University to take the position of associate athletics director (Compliance)/Senior Women Administrator at the University of Maine at Orono.

Wagner joins Farmington from Marshfield (Mass.) High School where he has been a physical educator since 2002 and the head boys cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field coach since 2005. He also served as the head boys indoor track and field coach (2003-04) and head boys and girls indoor track and field coach (2004-05).

Wagner served as a volunteer cross country and track and field coach at East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University from 2000-2002. During his time at East Stroudsburg, he earned a Master of Education degree in Health & Physical Education. A former cross country and middle distance runner at Syracuse University, Wagner graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Health & Exercise Science with a minor in Physical Education.

The Beaver women’s cross country team has won three of the last four North Atlantic Conference championships and featured the last four individual champions.

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