BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College head men's and women's track & field coach Russ Brennen announced on Monday that current assistant coach Amber Spencer has been elevated to a full-time position, effective immediately.
Spencer joined the Beavers' men's and women's track & field staff in the spring of 2015 after graduating fellow New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) institution Wheaton College in 2014. She enjoyed a successful four-year career as a sprinter for the Lyons, earning four NCAA All-America awards, six all-league honors, and a pair of United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) nods in 2013 and 2014.
"I am excited to be able to promote Amber to a full-time position within our program," said Brennen. "She has a wealth of knowledge and her contributions have played a key role in our success since joining the staff. This is a great opportunity for Amber and I am confident her energy and enthusiasm will continue to make an impact on our student-athletes."
A native of Wellesley, Mass., Spencer has made a major impact since joining the coaching staff four years ago. Both the men's and women's programs have set new records in the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter events, in addition to earning a combined six all-conference honors in sprints since 2016. The men's 4x400-meter squad collected the Beavers' first NEWMAC relay title in 2017, and rising senior Angelina Raffone became the first Babson female to win the 100-meter dash at the league meet last April.
I am very excited to be elevated into a full-time role," commented Spencer. "This is a great opportunity and I'm looking forward to helping take the program to the next level.
Spencer, who worked at Connections Physical Therapy and with the Boston Scholar Athletes Program prior to accepting her full-time role at Babson, will also assist Brennen with the Beavers' men's and women's cross country programs.