Entering his first season as Head Coach for Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track & Field at the University of Maine at Farmington, Coach Sean Cabaniss '17 is eager to take the program to new heights. He has a rich history at UMF, having founded the track and field program as a student in 2012. "There's no better feeling than to coach the program that was such an integral part of your life in college", Cabaniss said.
After graduating from UMF, Cabaniss was a Graduate Assistant Coach at Smith College in Northampton, MA where he received his master's degree in Exercise and Sport Studies. At Smith, he coached sprints, hurdles, jumps, and multis, while guiding athletes to two school records, four New England Championship appearances, and 17 personal bests.
After Smith, Cabaniss went onto Tufts University as an assistant to coach the jumps and multi-event athletes. In his only season at Tufts, Cabaniss had two athletes garner 3 All-America honors in the long jump, triple jump, and high jump. Additionally, he helped guide 15 athletes to the New England Championship, resulting in the women's New England Champion in the long jump, and a third-place finish by the women's team.
During his time at UMF as a student-athlete, Cabaniss studied Secondary Education Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and coaching. He broke several track and field records and still holds program records in the long jump and triple jump. Additionally, he was a standout 4-year baseball player, breaking the single-season record for hits twice, and finishing 2nd on the all-time hits list. To further add to his accolades, he was awarded the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Senior Scholar-Athlete award, and NAC Man of the Year award.
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