Will Feldman enters his first year as the UNCG cross country and track assistant coach under Chad Pearson. Feldman brings over seven years of coaching experience to UNCG, including the past two seasons at Duke.
Last year, Feldman helped the Duke men’s distance-medley relay team earn All-American honors while that team also earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference accolades. Additionally, he guided five members to All-ACC honors in 2014-15, including Shaun Thompson who qualified for the NCAA National Championships in the 5,000-meter distance.
In his first season with the program, Feldman played a key role in developing freshman Haley Meier who would go on to win the ACC Outdoor 1500m title. He also worked closely with standout Juliet Bottorff who won three ACC titles (Cross Country, Indoor 5K, and Outdoor 10K). Bottorff also earned three All-American honors with Feldman’s assistance. In total during his first year at Duke, he helped the program produce four All-Americans, five ACC Champions, and an additional five All-ACC performers.
Prior to his arrival at Duke, Feldman spent two seasons at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During the 2012 cross country season, both the men and women won the NEWMAC team titles, and the women went on to finish sixth at the NCAA Championships. On the track, Feldman worked with the hurdlers, middle distance, and distance athletes. In 2012 and 2013, both the MIT men and women captured back-to-back NEWMAC Outdoor team titles. In total Feldman assisted six All-Americans, 19 NCAA Qualifiers, and 15 Conference Champions.
From 2008 to 2011, Feldman served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Emmanuel College (Boston, Mass.). Feldman was instrumental in the growth and development of the program. As recruiting coordinator, Feldman implemented a national recruiting effort, which doubled the size of the program and culminated in the successful recruitment of the program’s first All-American.
Feldman was a four-year letterwinner while competing at Suffolk University in Boston. He was also a three-year team captain, three-time team MVP and was named Suffolk University’s Male Athlete of the Year in both 2006 and 2007. Additionally, Feldman has earned USATF Level II certification in Endurance events (2010) and Sprints, Hurdles, and Relays (2014). Feldman currently resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife Kyle Feldman.