Speed, strength and endurance are the linchpins of Brett Willmott’s run to the Hall.
Brett graduated from SUNY College at Plattsburgh where he participated in Cross Country and Track, captaining the latter squad in his senior campaign.
He began his college coaching career at his alma mater in 1996, serving as assistant Cross Country and Track coach and mentoring the1998 NCAA Division III hurdles champion. During his three year tenure Plattsburgh athletes set a total of 48 school records while garnering multiple conference championships.
Brett became Head Cross Country/Track and Field/Strength and Conditioning Coach at SUNY College at New Paltz in 1999. During his four-year stint at New Paltz Brett coached multiple SUNYAC champions, 14 SUNYAC All-Academic selections and eight Academic All-Americas.
His success continued after returning to Plattsburgh in the same position in 2003. At this time he added strength and conditioning duties with the U.S. Olympic Skeleton team based in Lake Placid, NY.
2007 saw a move to Division I University of Vermont with continued individual and team success. Brett has recently undertaken the enhancement of Cross Country and Track at SUNY College at Oneonta. These achievements have been augmented by multiple instances of community outreach in the form of strength and conditioning clinics for young people.
Brett’s life reflects the values of service and education fostered during his years at OACS.