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George Towle
George Towle
Title: Women's Track and Field Head Coach
Phone: (207) 780-5595
Email: gtowle@maine.edu
Previous College: Maine '73

            Beginning his 29th season as the only head coach in the history of the University of Southern Maine women's treack & field and cross country program, George Towle brings a dedication and knowledge of the sport to the program that has made the USM women's program highly competitive within the Little East Conference and New England Region.

            In 15 seasons at the helm of the USM women's indoor and outdoor track and field teams, Towle has guided his teams to numerous championships. During the 2012-13 indoor season, USM captured its 13th consecutive New England Alliance and Little East Conference Championships.  The Huskies have also collected three Maine State Championships.

            The Huskies were equally as successful during the 2013 outdoor track and field season, winning their 14th straight Little East Conference Championship. The Huskies also performed well at the New England Division III Championships, posting a 12th-place result in the 27-team standings.

            In his 29 seasons as the head coach of the women's cross country team, Towle has guided USM to six Little East Conference Championships (1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1997 and 1999), two New England Alliance Championships (1997 and 1999) and eight top ten finishes at the NCAA Division III Regional Championship (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2012).

           During his tenure as the Huskies head coach, Towle has produced two cross country All-Americans (Penny Osborne - 1999 - and Molly Carl - 2011), six NCAA national qualifiers, two ECAC champions and eight runners who have won a combined total of 11 LEC titles.

            In recognition of his success, Towle has been named the Little East Conference Coach of the Year for cross country in 2007, 2008, 2011, and 2012. He was the LEC Indoor Track & Field Coach of the Year in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012, and the LEC Outdoor Track & Field Coach of the Year in 2008, 2011 and 2012.

Mike Drummey
Mike Drummey
Title: Women's Track and Field Assistant Coach
Previous College: Southern Connecticut

            Now in his 11th season as an assistant coach with the USM men’s track & field program, Mike Drummey has provided invaluable guidance to the Huskies’ men and women’s pole vaulters.

            One of the top pole vaulters in New England during his collegiate days at Southern Connecticut State University, Drummey won the NCAA Division Two indoor and outdoor pole vault championships in 1995, and was runner-up indoors and third outdoors in 1994. During his career, he earned All-American honors six times (three indoor, three outdoor). Drummey won the outdoor IC4A title and was third at the Penn Pelays in 1994. He still holds the SCSU school record indoors (17-8 1/2) and outdoors (17-6 1/2).

            During his tenure with the USM men and women’s track & field programs, Drummey has coached three All-Americans (Wil Snyder, 2004; Melissa Bellemore, 2006; Bethany Dumas, 2011) and 39 Little East Conference champions.

Jim Giroux
Jim Giroux
Title: Women's Track and Field Assistant Coach
Becky O'Brien
Becky O'Brien
Title: Women's Track and Field Assistant Coach
Previous College: Univ. of Buffalo '12

            The most recent addition to the Huskies track & field coaching staff, Becky O'Brien is in her fourth season as an assistant coach.  She works with the throwers for men's and women's teams.

            A 2012 graduate of the University of Buffalo with a degree in communication, O'Brien holds the UBuffalo and Mid-American Conference records for the shot put indoors (57-7) and outdoors (56-6) and the discus (193-7).  She participated in the U.S. Olympic Trials in the discus and the shot put in 2012.

            At the 2015 USATF Indoor Championships held at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, O'Brien was runner-up in the shot put with a career best throw of 18.34 meters (60-2).

            O'Brien was a scholastic national champion in the shot put (52-1 3/4) while attending Greely High School (Cumberland, Maine).