Selwyn Maxwell, Jr. enters his third season as an assistant coach with the MIT track and field and cross country programs in 2019-20. He came to MIT from the Amherst College, where he was an assistant coach for the men's program coaching the sprints, hurdles, jumps and throws.
Prior to Amherst, he spent five years at the University of Connecticut as a student-athlete, where he was a two-year captain of the men's track & field program. Maxwell was instrumental in leading the Huskies to the 2013 Indoor and Outdoor Big East Championships, as well as the 2015 Outdoor American Athletic Conference (AAC) Championship. While at UConn, he earned All-Big East Honors, All-AAC Honors, was the 2013 Indoor New England champion in the 60-meter hurdles, and was a four-time NCAA East Regional qualifier in the 110-meter hurdles.
Maxwell holds several coaching certifications, including the USATF Level I and is a USTFCCCA Sprint / Hurdle / Relay Specialist. Maxwell also holds a USTFCCCA Strength and Conditioning license and USA Weightlifting Certification. He also holds a USTFCCCA Program Management Certification.
Maxwell graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Connecticut in 2016 and graduated with his Master of Science in Sport Administration from Arkansas State University in 2017.