Women's Cross-Country—Coaches

Deb Aitken
Head Coach

Deb Aitken

email: daaitken@colby.edu
phone: 207-859-4905
fax: 207-859-4902
Deb Aitken begins her 29th season on Mayflower Hill as head coach of the women’s cross country and track and field programs during the 2013-14 academic year.

In her tenure the Skowhegan, Maine, native has led the women harriers to state, regional, and NESCAC honors. Aitken has had 15 runners earn All-America honors.

Since 1993 Aitken has led her teams to national competition in 1993, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008 placing 12th, 10th, 14th, 21st, fifth, fifth, 11th, and 17th.

A graduate of Plymouth State College, Aitken was named NESCAC and NCAA Regional Coach of the Year for the 2004 season. Aitken earned a master’s in education from Frostburg State in Maryland. Before coming to Colby in 1984 she coached at SUNY-Cortland for six years.

Aitken also has earned NESCAC Women's Track and Field Coach of the Year honors as well.