NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

Track and Field coach looking to recruit for spring

The NECC Knights Track and Field head coach is Nelson Desilvestre he coaches both men’s and women’s.

He came to NECC in 2017. Before coming over to Northern Essex he was the head coach of Winter track at Manchester-Essex Reginal High School for four season.

According to “Prior to Manchester-Essex, Nelson was the Head Boys Coach at Beverly High School for 18 winter seasons and 17 spring season. He accumulated 214 wins with a .680 winning percentage, and was voted coach of the year on two occasions.”

Desilvestre he has a lot of coaching experience. He has coach more than two decades.

If you still undecided to play Track and Field Desilvestre said it can be a positive experience.


NECC Track and Field both men and women head coach Nelson Desilvestre

“It’s a good thing to participate other than just studying we try to have some fun we try to make it entertaining and positive experience so that they will hopefully develop friendship that will last the rest of their lives and memories that can tell their friends and family on the future…” Desilvestre said.

I ask him how it’s different men and women teams.

“Whatever I do with the men I do with the women — the workout is basically the same their designed basically for what ever their ability is so it’s equal opportunity situation everyone is treated the same…” It’s nothing different everything is the same.

Last year it was difficult not having a season in the spring because of the virus, he sad.

“It was extremely difficult I think it hurt us in many ways the kids that wanted to join the time obviously couldn’t… being a community college and only have them for two years… this year it’s basically started from scratch starting from zero…” Desilvestre said.

They are no tryouts if you are interested to join the team you can the more athletes joining the team the better it is. You just need to get an athletic physical form at the sports and fitness building in the Haverhill campus. Athletes that is interested to join can get in touch with the head coach Nelson Desilvestre and the athletic director Dan Blair. This season will start some point on the spring when student return back to class.