|Title:||Assistant XC/Track & Field Coach|
|Previous College:||Dickinson '18|
Recent graduate Matt Persick (Dickinson ’18) returns to his alma mater to serve as an assistant coach with the men and women’s cross country and track & field programs at Dickinson. Persick walked the stairs at graduation this past May, earning a B.S. in Physics with a focus in Engineering.
Persick earned multiple letters during his time at Dickinson, competing in cross country, track & field, and spent a season with the baseball program. He served as a team captain his senior year and helped lead the men’s cross country team to three straight Little Three Championships, extending the program’s winning streak to 21 consecutive seasons. The Red Devils captured third at the Centennial Conference Championships in each of the three years he competed.
On the track, Persick excelled in the distance events, primarily competing in the 3000-meter steeplechase. This past season he won the steeplechase at the Mason-Dixon Invitational and posted a top-10 finish at the Centennial Conference Championships, following a top-20 showing in 2017. He also claimed silver in the steeple at the 2017 Little Three Championships, adding silvers with the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relays in 2016.
Following graduation, Persick joined Lane Enterprises to serve as a financial analyst, located in Camp Hill, Pa. While at Dickinson, he was part of a collaboration of students that captured first place in the Dickinson College Innovation Competition in April of 2016. The group introduced a patent-pending Grip Technology, designed to use on sports equipment to reduce the risk of injury in sports such as baseball and softball.
Persick will work with the men and women’s cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field teams.