Men's Cross Country

Matt Dyer
Matt Dyer
Title: Head Cross Country Coach
Phone: (413)-265-2439
Email: dyerm@elms.edu

Alma Mater: Connecticut College (2008)
Seasons at Elms: 6
Accomplishments: NECC women’s coach of the year (2013), back-to-back NECC women’s runner-up (2013, 2014)

Hired in August of 2012, Coach Dyer has helped direct both teams to stellar finishes in the New England Collegiate Conference (women: 2nd in 2013 and 2014, men: 3rd in 2015), and was named NECC women's coach of the year in 2013.

The Elms College women’s cross country team placed second in the NECC championships this past fall.  The men’s team came home with a 4th place finish. Sophomore Richard Hernandez was named to the second team all NECC.

In 2017, Dyer completed the inaugural season for the Elms College Track & Field program, which culminated in senior Trifon Bish earning All-American honors with a sixth-place finish in the Long Jump, while adding a ninth-place finish in the Triple Jump at the NCAA Division III National Championships in Ohio.

Prior to joining Elms, Coach Dyer spent three years (fall 2009-spring 2012) as the assistant track and field and cross country coach at Connecticut College in New London, Conn. where he was in charge of the team's sprinters and jumpers, recruited prospective high school athletes, and assisted in the management of home track and field and cross country events.

As an NCAA Division III student athlete at Connecticut College where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 2008, Matt competed from the winter of 2004 until the spring season of 2008. Competing as a sprinter, Matt capped his career by being named a team captain and was named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) all-academic and all-sportsmanship teams, and was honored as the 2008 MVP of the Connecticut College track team.

Coach Dyer further supplemented his education by obtaining a master's degree in exercise science and sports studies with a concentration in strength and conditioning in the summer of 2015. Coach Dyer is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA CSCS), a USATF Level Two Certified Coach (Sprints/Hurdles/Relays), and a Certified Sports Nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN).



Kerry Ashe
Office E-mail: ashek@elms.edu

Ashe enters her fourth season as an assistant coach for the Men's and Women's Cross Country programs. Ashe joined Dyer's Track and Field staff as well, working with distance runners.