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Craig Strimel
Craig Strimel
Title: Volunteer Assistant Track & Field Coach

Strimel joins University of the Sciences for his first season as assistant coach in 2019. 

He comes to USciences having coached at the high school level for the last eight years. 

Strimel most recently was the girl’s sprint, hurdle and jumps coach at Haddon Township High School, where his athletes consistently qualified for the Group State Championships and the New Jersey Meet of Champions in the 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800m relays. During his tenure, Lady Hawks sprinters set new school records in the 100m, 400m, 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x800 and Sprint Medley Relays. In 2016, he helped coach the team to its first Group 1 South Sectional Championship.

As a USATF Level 2 Certified Coach, Strimel brings a strong scientific approach to training athletes for optimal performance. His philosophy is rooted in the idea that anyone can enjoy the rewards of reaching their own potential with an intelligent, efficient, and healthy approach to bio-motor and technique training.

Strimel continues to train as a master’s athlete, and in recent years has competed at the Millrose Games and The Penn Relays with Greater Philadelphia Track Club, placing eighth in the 400m at the Indoor Masters National Championships in 2013. Along with sitting on the Board of Directors of Greater Philadelphia Track Club, he is also the President of The Haddon Township Youth Track Club, which he founded in 2017.

Strimel, also an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Community College of Philadelphia with over 30 years of college teaching experience, is originally from the Delaware Valley and competed in track and field at La Salle University. He currently resides in South Jersey with his wife, Maggie, who is the head girl’s cross country coach at Cherry Hill West High School, and their two children, Sarah and James.