Jason Hewitt continues to lead the Owls as Head Coach of the Cross Country program.
Hewitt arrived at Bryn Mawr in 2010 following a four-year tenure at fellow Seven Sister institution, Mount Holyoke. While with the Lyons, Jason served as head coach of the indoor track and field team before adding the role of assistant coach for outdoor track in 2005 and assistant cross country coach in 2007. As the assistant cross country coach, he helped the Lyons hoist the Seven Sisters Cross Country Championships trophy in 2007, the school’s first title in eight years and the last time the Lyons saw the Sisters cup come home to South Hadley.
Hewitt began his coaching career with Telstar High School in Bethel, Maine, in 2001. At Telstar, he began as an assistant track coach with his main focus being 400m distances and up. During his two-year run, he coached two state champions; one in the 400m and another in the 800m and 1600m events. After a brief stint as an Assistant Coach at Springfield College, Hewitt was named the head cross country coach at Framingham State College. Hewitt restored to the Rams program to a full squad in his 3 year stint, before moving on the Mt. Holyoke College.
Since arriving at Bryn Mawr, Hewitt has seen a resurgence of talented distance runners in the XC program. A team that had grown comfortable in the 10th spot in the Centennial Conference has slowly, but steadily climbed back into the pack, earning a 7th place finish in 2012, followed by back to back 6th place finishes (2013, 2014). The team has also enjoyed National appearances by Claudia Keep (’15, 2011 NCAA Champs – 56th, 2013 NCAA Champs – 47th) and Kristina Kronauer (’13, 2012 NCAA Champs – 145th). While not yet satisfied with the position
Hewitt earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in mathematics and classical study from Tufts University and a Master of Science with a concentration in Advanced Level Coaching from Springfield College. In addition to the more general USATF Level I Coaching Certification, Hewitt holds Level II certifications in Endurance, Sprints/Hurdles, and Jumps and has started work towards his Level III – Endurance accreditation. He also maintains USATF and USTFCCCA memberships and competes as a member of the Greater Philadelphia Track Club.