Coach Deem Announces Jeremy Wilk as New Miami Distance Coach

Coach Deem Announces Jeremy Wilk as New Miami Distance Coach

by James Knable

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Director of Track and Field/Cross Country Amy Deem has appointed Jeremy Wilk as the new distance coach for the Hurricanes.

Wilk comes from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. He joined the Timberwolves staff in September 2016 and was named the Head Cross Country/Track and Field Coach in August of 2021. He is a graduate of Grand Valley State University where he earned his B.B.A. in Finance and Marketing.

His cross-country teams, distance, and middle-distance student-athletes have broken school records thirty-three times during his tenure at NU.

Prior to Northwood, Wilk served as the Assistant Cross Country/ Track and field coach and the Director of Operations for Ashland University. There, along with Head Cross Country coach Tom Scott, Jeremy mentored and coached the distance and middle distance runners to much success.

“I am excited to announce the hiring of Coach Wilk. He will be a great addition to our staff and I am confident that he will continue his coaching success as our new cross-country and distance coach. Coach Wilk’s ability to build relationships and his passion for the young people he works with are just a few of his strengths that stood out in choosing him as our new coach,” Director of Track and Field/Cross Country Amy Deem said.

With the cross-country season already underway, Coach Wilk looks forward to leading the group to success the rest of the season as he sets into his new role at The U.

“Everyone has been incredibly welcoming. The support and the facilities here are just incredible, It’s been really great to figure out how we’re going to maximize the resources that we have and capitalize on what we can do as a program. It’s been a dream so far,” Coach Wilk said.

The full bio on Coach Wilk can be found HERE.

The Hurricane’s next race is set for September 22 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Roy Griak Invitational.

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