Neil Willey Named Head Coach of Strength & Conditioning

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College Athletic Department announced that Neil Willey has been named Head Coach of Strength and Conditioning.

A native of Maine, Willey comes to Bowdoin from the University of Arizona, where he most recently served as the Director of Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning. He has extensive experience with athletes of both genders and worked with the University of Arizona's baseball, softball, swimming, tennis, football and basketball teams during his time in Tucson.  

"We're thrilled that Neil has decided to accept the position of Head Coach of Strength & Conditioning at Bowdoin," says Interim Director of Athletics Tim Ryan. "It is clear that he was held in very high regard at the University of Arizona, where he had tremendous success while serving as a positive influence on both colleagues and students. Those same attributes make him an excellent fit at Bowdoin and we are excited to have Neil and his family join our community ."

In 2008, Willey was named the J.F. "Pop" McKale Coach of the Year by a vote of University of Arizona student-athletes. During the 2007-08 school year, he helped three Wildcat teams earn NCAA Division I Championships: softball, men's swimming and women's swimming.  The award is based on contributions to the athletic department and a commitment to being a positive role model for student-athletes.

Willey is a graduate of the University of Maine and he earned a M.A. in Sports Administration from the University of Arizona.  While at the University of Maine, Neil was a captain of the track team. He attended high school at Medomak Valley in Waldoboro.