Matt Swett enters his seventh season coaching at Worcester State. He was elevated to Associate Head Coach of the men's and women's track and field programs just prior to the start of the 2012-13 indoor season.
He will primarily coach the men's and women's intermediate and high hurdles, high jump and the pole vault. Previously, he had served as an assistant coach for the men's track and field programs for each of the last four seasons.
During the 2013-14 campaign, Coach Swett was recognized by the USTFCCCA as the New England Indoor Assistant Coach of the Year, while a male and a female student-athlete both earned All-American accolades in the hurdles under his watch during the season. He also helped coach Worcester State's first male NCAA Division III National Champion at the 2012-13 indoor national meet.
Coach Swett is a former Worcester State standout athlete who still holds the schools pentathlon record and decathlon records as his 600 meter mark was broken two seasons ago.
Among his other accomplishments, Coach Swett was the runner-up in the pentathlon at the Division III New England Indoor Championships during the 2004-05 season while he was also a New England Alliance Champion in the 2002-03 indoor campaign in the high jump.
In the 2003 outdoor season, Coach Swett was MASCAC Champion in both the high jump and pole vault while he placed fifth in the decathlon at both the Division III Outdoor and Division III ECAC Championships.
As a junior, Coach Swett also earned Open New England accolades for a runner-up finish in the decathlon 2004.
En route to earning the distinction of being honored a the Senior Male Athlete of the Year, Coach Swett sprinted to Division III New England honors in the 110 meter hurdles and he was MASCAC Champion in the outdoor high jump.