Jared Beers, a 2001 Colby College graduate, is in 13th year at Colby and his third as the head coach of both the Colby men's and women's cross country programs. Beers was formerly the head coach of the men's track and field programs and remains an assistant.
Beers was the 2014 NESCAC Men's Cross Country Co-Coach of the Year and the region's top coach after leading the Mules to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Division III Championships and the title at the New England Division III Championships. Colby also finished second at the NESCAC meet.
Beers, who helped the Mules go from ninth place in the NESCAC Championships in 2012 to a fifth-place finish in 2013, was named the 2013 NESCAC Coach of the Year.
Beers spent three years as an assistant coach for the Colby indoor and outdoor track and field teams before becoming head coach of the cross country and track and field programs.
Beers held Colby's 400-meter record at one time during his collegiate career and also was part of the 1,600-meter relay team school record before it was broken in 2017. Beers, who captained the Mules during his junior and senior years, won numerous track and field titles during his collegiate career. He was the NESCAC champion in the 400 meters in his final year at Colby in 2001 and won the New England Division III title in the 400 on Colby's Alfond Track in 1999.
Beers, a native of Kittery, Maine, earned the track and field team's J. Seelye Bixler Award for the senior who contributes the most to track and field at Colby.