Ben Carroll is in his seventh year as assistant men's track & field coach for the Rams in 2016-17.
Carroll is responsible for working with the throwers. He holds his Level 2 United States Track and Field certification in Sports Science with a concentration in throws and is also a Certified Throws Specialist thru the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
During his five years in Kingston the throws group has flourished, garnering 12 individual Atlantic 10 Conference Champions, 7 Team Championships, 35 All-Conference performers and 2 field performer of the meet winners. At the New England level Carroll has produced 5 individual Champions and been apart of 2 team Championships (2012 and 2015). In 2012 Carroll’s throwers scored more points than the second place team in the meet.
On the bigger stage Carroll has helped coach 28 IC4A qualifiers, 4 Junior National Championship qualifiers and 7 NCAA Regional Championship qualifiers.
Prior to arriving in Kingston, Carroll served as the head indoor/outdoor track coach at Stonington High School in Stonington, Conn. In just one year at Stonington, Carroll developed a program that saw 14 all-conference performers in the indoor season and a state champion in the discus and an all-state performer in the high jump during the outdoor season.
Before his one-year stint in Stonington, Carroll was the strength, throws and assistant football coach at Westerly High School where he helped lead the boy's track team to the Rhode Island Outdoor team championship title in June 2009. Carroll was responsible for the coordination of daily strength training workouts for both throwers and members of the football team.
Carroll is also the founder of Rhody Throws Track Club in Westerly. The Rhody Throws Track Club is an extracurricular youth club for current and recently graduated throwers who wish to throw competitively and expose their talents to a larger audience.
Carroll is a 2006 graduate of URI with a B.A. in journalism with a concentration in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist thru the National Strength Coaches Association and a Level II Functional Movement Screen practitioner. He lives in Westerly, R.I.