Following a stellar four-year career as a Pitt student-athlete, Billy Caldwell joined the Panthers’ track and field and cross country staff as a volunteer assistant in August 2018.
“Having Billy volunteer is important as he understands the Pittsburgh area as well as the current team, having just finished his career as a student-athlete,” Pitt distance coach Brad Herbster said. “He has high goals for the group. I will lean on him often to help designate workout locations and getting to know the state of Pennsylvania for recruiting. It’s a tremendous state for recruiting, and I’m grateful to have Billy on staff.”
Caldwell was a staple in the Panthers’ distance squad for all four years of his career, from 2014-18. The Downingtown, Pa., native competed in every cross country, indoor and outdoor track season during his four years as a student-athlete. Between cross country and track, he ran at 11 ACC Championship meets.
“As a Forever Panther, I am so excited to join the Pitt staff,” Caldwell said. “I’m looking forward to working alongside Coach Webb, Coach Herbster and the entire cross country and track and field program. We will work together to create a positive experience and culture that allows the student-athletes to reach their potential on and off the track.”
Caldwell’s senior year as a Panther in 2017-18 included accomplishments such as scoring points in the 3000m steeplechase at the ACC Outdoor Championships, competing at the NCAA East Preliminary meet and helping Pitt reach its best team finish at the NCAA Cross Country Mid-Atlantic Regional in 11 years.
Caldwell earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Pittsburgh in May 2018 and is currently pursuing his master’s in exercise science.