|Other Position:||Marjorie and Herbert Chase '30 Head Coach of Men's Track and Field|
|Alma Mater:||Dartmouth '77|
Updated as of August 2016
A 1977 graduate of Dartmouth, the 2016-17 academic year will be the 25th as the College’s head men’s track and cross country coach for Barry Harwick. Harwick’s position of head coach has been endowed due to the generosity of Herbert and Marge Chase. Herb, a member of the class of 1930, was a manager of the team as an undergraduate and then a track and field official for many years. The Chase endowment was the first for any athletic program at Dartmouth. This very special support will add to the prestige of a program that has been in existence at the college for over a century.
Prior to the 2014-15 academic year, it was announced that Harwick would assume the role as the The Marjorie and Herbert Chase ’30 Director of Track & Field and Cross Country, overseeing both the men's and women's programs.
Harwick’s teams have enjoyed tremendous success at Dartmouth. In cross country, Dartmouth won Heptagonal titles in 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2006. The squad has also advanced to the NCAA championships in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006 and 2013. In 1994, the Big Green won the Heps with record-low 23 points, as well as the New England and NCAA District 1 championships. In track, the Big Green won the New England outdoor championship in 1994 and 1995 and were runner-ups in 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, and 2007.
Several athletes under his guidance have earned numerous All-American honors in cross country and track. In the spring of 2007, one of Harwick’s athletes, Ben True ’08, became the first Dartmouth runner to break the 4:00 barrier in the mile.
In his first year at Dartmouth, Harwick also coached the Big Green’s women’s squad. The team, led by future All-American and former Dartmouth coach Maribel Souther, qualified for the NCAA championships
In 1997, he served as head coach of the United States cross country team at the world championships in Turin, Italy.
After graduating from Dartmouth, Harwick continued his academic work at the University of Pittsburgh where he served as a graduate assistant while earning a master’s degree in Education.
In 1980, Harwick took over as head coach for track and cross country at Bentley College, leading the Falcons to six Northeast-10 cross country titles and coaching several New England champions, All-America and Academic All-America runners in his 12-year tenure. He was honored as Coach of the Year by the Northeast-10, ECAC, and NCAA District 1 in that time. Harwick also started the women’s cross country and track programs and directed the school’s physical education program.
Harwick served as the president of the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association from 2011-13. He was president of the Heptagonal Coaches Group from 2002-04. In 1989, Harwick traveled to Pakistan as part of the USIA “Sports America” program, conducting clinics for coaches and athletes of the Pakistani national team in Islamabad. In 1996, 2000, 2004 and again in 2013, Harwick led a group of Dartmouth athletes on a two-week trip to England where they competed against British Universities. During the summer, Harwick is director of the Gold Medal Running Camp at Dartmouth.
Harwick captained the track team while a student at Dartmouth; earning All-Ivy honors in cross country and running in two NCAA championships. He held the school record in the mile and was a member of two relay teams that established school marks. As a senior, he won the Harmon Award for distance running and the Palmer Award for contributions to Dartmouth track. His other activities included the Casque and Gauntlet Senior Society and the student newspaper, The Dartmouth.
Harwick and his wife, Marcia Kelly, live in Hanover with their sons Benjamin and Christopher. Kelly is Secretary to the Board of Trustees at Dartmouth and is an honorary member of the class of 1977. Harwick still runs regularly and won the 1995 World Veterans Championship in the 5000.
Harwick's Career Heptagonal Champions
|Cross Country Champions||Indoor Champions||Outdoor Champions|
|2011 - Ethan Shaw ’12||2016 - 5000M - Joe Chapin ’16||2014 - 1500M - Steve Mangan ’14|
|2008 - Ben True '08*||2015 - 5000M - Curtis King ’15||2007 - 1500m - Ben True '08|
|2006 - Ben True '08||2014 - Mile - Steve Mangan ’14||2007 - 5000m - Ben True '08|
|2005 - Ben True '08||2014 - DMR - Bleday ’15, Gomez ’17, Mangan ’15, Geoghegan ’15||2006 - 100m - Fatih Stanley '06|
|2002 - Jarrod Shoemaker '04||2012 - 3000M - John Bleday ’14||2006 - 200m - Fatih Stanley '06|
|2001 - Tom McArdle '01||2010 - 60m - Connor Reilly '13||2006 - 1500m - Ben True '08|
|1994 - Sam Wilbur '94||2008 - 800m - Mike Carmody '08||2003 - 400m - Tyler Haney '03|
|2008 - DMR - Carmody '08, Stoebe '08, Middleton '09, Norton '08||2003 - 4x400m Relay - Guenette '03, A. Abdur-Rahim '04, M. Abdur-Rahim '04, Haney '03|
|2006 - 800m - Mike Carmody '08||2002 - 5000m - Tom McArdle '01|
|2006 - 60HH - Ikechi Ogbonna '06*||2002 - 400IH - Jeff Guenette '03|
|2002 - 3000m - Tom McArdle '01||2001 - 5000m - Tom McArdle '01|
|2002 - 5000m - Tom McArdle '01||1999 - 110HH - Greg Johnston '99|
|2001 - 400m - Tyler Haney '03||1998 - 3000m Steeplechase - Parker Pruett '01|
|2001 - 5000m - Tom McArdle '01||1997 - 10,000m - Don Conrad '99|
|1999 - 60HH - Greg Johnston '99||1996 - 10,000m - Jack Dwyer '96|
|1995 - 500m - Aaron Culliney '96||1995 - 5000m - Sam Wilbur '94|
|1995 - 3000m - Sam Wilbur '94||1995 - 10,000m - Ted Fitzpatrick '95|
|1995 - 5000m - Sam Wilbur '94||1995 - 3000m Steeplechase - Sam Wilbur '94|
|1994 - 800m - Aaron Culliney '96||1994 - 3000m Steeplechase - Sam Wilbur '94|
|1994 - 4x400m Relay - Burwell '97, Barry '96, Culliney '96, Zawtocki '94||1992 - 5000m - Ray Pugsley '91|
|1993 - 4x800m Relay - Farrell '96, Fidelak '93, Barry '96, Hughes '93||1992 - 3000m Steeplechase - Ray Pugsley '91|
|1992 - 500m - Geoff Zawtocki '94|
|1992 - 800m - Steve Hunt '92|
|1992 - 5000m - Tom Coogan '93|
|1992 - 4x400m Relay - Zawtocki '94, Fidelak '93, Webster '92, McBean '95|
|1992 - 4x800m Relay - Gose '92, Thibault '94, Hughes '93, Hunt '92|
|1992 - DMR - Fadil '95, Milne '92, Hoar '92, Wilbur '94|
* - Set Record