Cross Country & Asst. Track
Wilkerson took over the reins of the cross country program in 2011 after working as an assistant coach with the program for the previous nine seasons. She also maintains her role as an assistant coach with the track & field program enabling her to work with several of the student-athletes for nine months a year. She has been responsible for creating several workout programs for both teams and has coached more than 30 All-Americans.
In her first season as head coach, Wilkerson was named both the men's and women's New England Region Coach of the Year. In '12, she led the men's squad to its first NCAA Regional Championship, earning a school-best eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. For her efforts, she was named the Men's Regional Coach of the Year.
Wilkerson has been an active member of the College community, serving on several committees, while helping to develop the recently established LEAP (Low Energy Athlete Prevention) program.
Prior to her arrival at Middlebury, Wilkerson was an assistant coach at Texas A&M for three years. While at Texas A&M, she obtained her master's degree in Sports Management, and lectured on health and kinesiology.
Wilkerson was an All-American track athlete at Rice University '93 and a four-year member of the cross country and track teams. After her collegiate career, she was a U.S. Track & Field National Qualifier in the 10,000 meters in 1995. The following year, Wilkerson was a U.S. Olympic trials qualifier in the same event.
Asst. Cross Country, Asst. Track and Field (Horizontal Jumps, Multi-Events)
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.