Bill Edson

Asst. Cross Country, Asst. Track and Field (Horizontal Jumps, Multi-Events)

Phone: work802.443.5956
Alma Mater: Johnson State '11
Years at Midd: 3
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Edson returns to Middlebury for his third year with an expanded role as an assistant coach with the cross country program.  In his first two years as an assistant coach of the track and field program, he was instrumental in developing the program’s horizontal jumpers and multi-event athletes.  During his short tenure, Edson has led several jumpers to conference honors and strong appearances in regional competitions.  Most notable was qualifying more long jumpers for the NESCAC Track and Field championships than any other team in 2013.

Prior to his arrival at the College, Edson earned the honor as the most successful head coach of the track and field program at Middlebury Union High School. His teams finished the highest in State competition, where more than a dozen state champions were crowned, and his athletes maintained more school records under his direction than any other coach in school history.  Edson came to Middlebury College in 2011 with deep coaching knowledge and a strong passion for both sports. 

After 23 years of service in the United States Army, Edson retired in 2007 as a highly decorated veteran. He is dedicated to the Middlebury Community and also serves as the Chief Operations Officer of Middlebury Regional EMS. 

As an athlete in the 1980’s, Edson earned All-Conference and Sectional championship status in High School in both cross country and track and field.  He competed in cross country at Cortland State University and the United States Army where he qualified for SUNYAC and All-Army championships.

Edson graduated from Johnson State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Studies and from Norwich University with a Master’s of Science in Leadership.