Joseph Pike joined the Clark University Athletic Department as the Head Cross Country Coach in the Fall of 2018.
Pike is a 2009 graduate of Boston University where he was a four-year Varsity and Student-Athlete Honor Roll member of Men's Track & Field and Cross Country teams.
Pike has been coaching Cross Country and Track & Field in Massachusetts since graduating. He started as a volunteer coach in his hometown at Westfield High School before becoming an assistant Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Coach at Canton High School. In 2012, he became the Head Coach for Cross Country, Indoor, and Outdoor Track & Field at Bedford High School, where he continues to coach the track teams, with several of his athletes going on to compete at the National level. Pike also coached a USATF Club Track & Field and Cross Country programs from 2015 to 2019.
Pike also works as a sports performance trainer at Personal Training International, Inc. in Acton since 2013. He specializes in strength & conditioning and technical training of distance runners and track & field athletes, while also working with athletes from a variety of sports. He has earned professional certifications through USATF & the USTFCCCA for technical training and program design for cross country and track & field, and for strength & conditioning.
"I'm very excited to be joining Clark University. As a Massachusetts native, it's been my goal for awhile to find a quality school in the state where I could come and make a positive impact. I am most looking forward to getting to know each of the student-athletes, and simply enjoying the journey of working our way through the season's training and competition plan. While I'm sure I'll be implementing some new training elements and personal style, I think it's important to make the transition from the previous coaching staff as smooth as possible, especially for the returning athletes who have been here for several seasons. Our shared goal should be improved performances and the growth of the program," said Pike.