Coaching Staff

Halston Taylor - Currently on sabbatical
Email: hwtaylor [at]
Phone: 617-253-4918
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Halston Taylor’s tenure at MIT began in 1982, as an assistant with the men’s track and field squad. He would take over as the head coach of the men in 1990 and has served as Director of MIT’s Track and Field programs for the past 12 seasons, solidifying MIT’s position as one of the most dominant track and field programs in the region. He is a 21-time NEWMAC Coach of the Year in Track & Field, and was named both the Men's and Women’s Coach of the Year in 2019. The men have won 20 of the 21 NEWMAC championship titles, only losing in 2000.  The women have won the past 11 titles.  The men have won the past six New England Division III championships while the women have won six of the past seven titles.

Under Taylor’s guidance, his teams have produced a combined total of 369 All-America honors and 21 national champions. In 2020, Taylor was named the New England Men’s Indoor Coach of the Year, the seventh straight year he won either the men’s or women’s regional coach of the year honors.

Before arriving at MIT, Taylor coached the women’s track club at South Carolina and was the boy’s track coach at both Granby and Mohawk Regional high schools in Massachusetts.

A native of Columbia, S.C., Taylor is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he was a four-year letter winner and a 4:05-miler. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Physical Education, Taylor entered UMass-Amherst to study and receive his Masters in Exercise Science.

Associate Head Coach:
Todd Linder (Head Throws/Multis)
Email: lindert [at]
Phone: 617-253-3633
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Assistant Coaches:

Connor Hall (Head Pole Vault)
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Selwyn Maxwell (Head Sprints/Hurdles) - current interim Head Coach
Email: maxwells [at]
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Derek Rousseau (Head Jumps)
Email: derekrou [at]
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