YORK – York College is excited to announce the hire of YC Athletics alum Josh Nething '04 to serve as assistant coach of the Track and Field program, guiding the program with Head Coach Justin Carver. Nething and Carver were teammates during their student years at York College, when Nething had a successful career as a thrower. His coaching focus will be on the throwing events and building a competitive throwing program.
Coach Carver has established a strong program during his tenure at York and knew the next step to becoming elite was adding a dedicated staff member to the throwing athletes. Nething is a great fit as he knows the campus community, the expectations, and has been coaching throwing events for over 10 years in Colorado. "I am extremely excited to add Josh to our coaching staff. An incredible man of God, with knowledge of the sport, and the passion and desire to help elevate our program to the next level," an excited Carver said. "We have talked about this for over a decade, and in God's timing, it has now begun."
"The Track and Field program has really gained notoriety lately both on the conference and national level," said Vice President of Athletics Jared Stark. "It's a program that we believe has incredible leadership under Coach Carver. Adding a second employee to the program will allow us to bring in more students for the college and the program and continue the trajectory of success."
The men's Track and Field program was recently ranked No. 21 in the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Team Computer Rankings for the first time in program history. The team also finished third at the KCAC Indoor Championships, where Carver was named Coach of the Year.
"Josh Nething is a proven coach with incredible integrity and work ethic," said Stark. "He has been a successful educator, coach, and motivator in the public schools system in Colorado since he graduated from York College. The combination of Nething and Carver leading our Track and Field programs is something I'm so excited about for a number of reasons. Having two mentors of their capabilities will be invaluable, and having a second recruiter to a program that has growth potential will open new doors for York College."
In addition to his duties as an assistant track coach, Nething will serve as an academic success coach. He will work with the academic affairs office to provide plans, support and tracking for students who need academic guidance.
When being asked about his transition back to York Nething stated, "Track and Field has been a part of my life for a very long time now and I am extremely excited to take this experience to the next level. Coach Carver and I talked about coaching together many years ago and God has put us back together again. York College track has grown by leaps and bounds under Justin and I cannot wait to help add to the team's success. Along with coaching, I look forward to being a part of the York College culture. Our family is very excited for the new adventure and new chapter in our lives. "
Nething will begin recruiting efforts right away while he finishes out his teaching contract in Colorado. After his teaching and coaching duties are finished he will move to York with his wife, Crystal (Sitton '06) and three sons.