In August 2011, Andrew Towne assumed head coaching duties of the Hillsdale College women’s track and cross country programs. His appointment serves as a “homecoming” for the 2004 Hillsdale College graduate, who previously served as a successful assistant track coach for three years for the Chargers.
In his first season leading the women’s program, Towne guided the indoor team to a program-best fifth place finish at the 2012 Division II national meet in Minnesota. He coached distance runner Amanda Putt to an unprecedented three individual national championships in the 2012 calendar year, and saw his athletes earn a number of All-Region, All-Academic and All-American honors.
In August 2014, he assumed head coaching duties for the Charger men's track and cross country programs.
Towne returned to Hillsdale from Miami University in Ohio, where he was an assistant coach from 2009-11 for the RedHawks. While at Miami, Towne specialized in coaching sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers, and coached three athletes to Mid-American Conference championships.
Towne served as an assistant track coach at Hillsdale from 2006-09, and guided the careers of five different athletes who would go on to earn Division II All-American honors. He is a certified USATF Level II sprint/hurdles coach, and is an NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist, in addition to being a USATF Level II jumps coach.
Towne is a 2004 graduate of Hillsdale College, where he earned his degree in physical education, while earning a minor in math. He competed for the Chargers from 1999-2004, but also filled the role of student-coach during his career. He was an All-GLIAC athlete for the Chargers, and earned GLIAC All-Academic honors during his collegiate career.