Coach Brandon Palmer has been coaching high school athletes for seven years. During his tenure his athletes have not only improved in their events, but their overall athleticism. Currently Coach Palmer is working at Northampton High School serving as the Head Boy's Coach for Cross Country and both Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field.
Coach Palmer led the Boys team to their second divisional state title in school history in the winter of 2016. Following the success of the state meet, Coach Palmer coached the Boys Sprint Medley Relay to All-American status and New Balance Indoor Nationals.
Coach Palmer was primarily a jumper and sprinter as an athlete, but has since grown to learn the methodology of training distance and middle-distance athletes.
"I just want every athlete to reach their potential. Whether it be jump the highest or run the fastest two mile of their life. I owe it to my athletes to learn everything I can to help them learn and grow. That's why I like to coach, it forces me to not get comfortable with what I know, it always pushes me to do better."
Returning to Western Massachusetts, Coach Angus Fisher resumes his role coaching alongside Coach Palmer. Coach Fisher has been coaching two years at the high school level, and one year collegiately.
Coach Fisher brought Northampton High School to its first ever Divisional State Championship in the winter of 2014. Coach Fisher worked at Plymouth State University where he coached 6 All-Conference athletes and one conference champion.
Following this success, Coach Fisher decided to move up to NCAA coaching which really opened his eyes to what athletes need to succeed at the next level.
Prior to coaching, Coach Fisher received All-New England honors in the discus three out of his four seasons at Keene State College in Keene, NH. Though discus was his main event, he was an above average weight thrower as well, receiving All-Conference honors in his only season participating in the event.
"I pride myself on being able to coach any [throwing] event and I will latch on to any event to learn the drills. Having two teammates be the top three in the country is definitely awesome to watch. You see the events being performed at a very high level and help critique this level has helped me see what is right and what is wrong with younger athletes."