Chris Cameron begins his 21st season as head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country teams and his third as an assistant track and field coach.
For the fifth straight year, both of Cameron’s 2011 squads were named the USTFCCCA National All-Academic squads.
Cameron’s men’s squad has earned the highest grade-point-average among men’s sports at Merrimack in 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10.
In addition, eight student-athletes from the men's and women’s cross country teams were named Academic All-Americans following the 2011 campaign. The eight members were the most ever for a single season in program history.
Cameron has been named the Northeast-10 Women’s Coach of the Year three times and has coached numerous Northeast-10 Conference Runners of the Year and Freshmen of the Year. He guided the women’s cross country team to three-straight conference titles from 1997-1999. On several occasions, his teams have been selected by the NCAA Division II Cross Country Coaches Association as an Academic All-America, and many individual runners have garnered Academic All-America honors. In 2005, such was the case with both the men's and women's team, as well as Alison O'Brien, who was named an All-American by the Coaches Association.
A 1989 graduate of Clemson University where he earned cum laude status as a secondary education and history major, Cameron was a member of the three-time Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) champion Tiger cross country and track & field teams. In 1989, Clemson placed fourth at the NCAA Cross Country Championship. Cameron is also a four-time ACC All-Academic Honor Roll member.
A native of Methuen, he resides in Barrington, N.H. with his wife Mary-Jo and their two children.