Ellen Hull is in her 25th season as the head women's cross country and track & field coach at Hamilton College. In 2016-17 one of Hull's athletes competed in the NCAA Division III outdoor track and field championships and earned all-region honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), and two athletes made the all-NESCAC team based on performances at the conference's outdoor championships.
Hull has coached six individuals and four team qualifiers at the NCAA Division III cross country championships. Her teams made three straight appearances at the national meet from 1999 to 2001, and she has coached four runners to five all-America awards. Maggie Hanson '02 earned a spot on the all-America team in 1999 and repeated the feat in 2001. Jen Cammarano '03 (2001), Kaitlin Nelson '01 (2000) and Ann Toth '02 (1999) were also all-Americans. The 1999 team finished seventh at NCAAs, which stands as the program's best showing. Hull was selected the 1999 NCAA Atlantic Region Coach of the Year after Hamilton took second place at the regional meet. The Continentals own four top-three finishes in the regional race under Hull.
Hull has coached two track and field all-Americans at Hamilton, including Akilah Bond '09 in the triple jump. Bond finished in seventh place at the 2007 and 2009 NCAA indoor championships. Hanson became Hamilton's first female national champion at the 2001 NCAA indoor meet where she finished first in the 5,000-meter run. Hanson was a seven-time indoor and outdoor all-American from 1999 to 2002 in middle-distance and distance events. Sixteen of Hull's outdoor athletes have made the NESCAC all-conference team 24 times since 2001.
In 2015-16 Hull guided one of her cross country runners to the NCAA championships. Two of Hull's cross country athletes earned all-region honors and five made the New York State Collegiate Track Conference (NYSCTC) all-conference team. The Continentals finished in second place in the 2015 NYSCTC Cross Country Championships and Michelle Fish '17 captured the individual title.
In 2014-15 five Hamilton women's athletes earned Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) indoor all-conference honors and one made the NYSCTC indoor all-conference team. The women went on to set a program record in the 3,200-meter relay at the NYSCTC outdoor championship. One of Hull's cross country runners made the NESCAC all-conference and all-region teams and competed in the NCAA championships. Two of her cross country athletes earned spots on the NYSCTC all-conference team.
The Continentals were ranked 32nd in the final 2013 Division III Top 35 women's cross country coaches poll under Hull. Two of her runners finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Atlantic Regional meet and qualified to compete at the NCAA championships. Hull's athletes earned three all-NYSCTC honors and the rookie of the year award, and one made the NESCAC all-conference team. Hamilton women's track & field athletes earned a combined total of 10 indoor and outdoor all-conference honors based on their performances at the NESCAC, ECAC Division III and NYSCTC championships under Hull in 2014.
Hull guided two cross country runners to 2012 USTFCCCA all-region honors based on their performance at the NCAA Atlantic Regional championship, and two made the NYSCTC all-conference team.
Hull guided the Continentals to the 2006 Liberty League outdoor championship title, and the women won two outdoor league crowns and one indoor league championship under her guidance. Hull and her assistant coaches were selected the league's coaching staff of the year after the 2006 indoor and outdoor seasons. Indoor and outdoor records have been broken in 44 events since Hull's first season in 1994.
Hull's cross country program recorded four runner-up finishes at the NYSCTC championship. She guided Hamilton to five Liberty League titles, including four straight from 1998 to 2001, and was named the league's coach of the year in 2000.
Hull's programs also focus on academic success. Eight cross country athletes made the 2016 NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team and 10 track & field athletes made last year's NESCAC winter and spring all-academic teams. In 2016 the cross country program qualified for USTFCCCA all-academic team honors for the ninth straight year and the track & field team earned a USTFCCCA Division III All-Academic Team award for the sixth year in a row. Agne Jakubauskaite '13 was a 2013 Division III Academic All-America Team selection for women's track & field/cross country by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Hull has served on the ECAC cross country/track & field committee and is president of the NYSCTC. She is an accredited Level II USA track and field coach.
Hull earned a bachelor's degree from SUNY Plattsburgh and her master's from Ithaca College. She was an assistant coach at both Plattsburgh and Ithaca, and was head coach of the men's and women's track & field teams at Morrisville State College. Hull resides in New Hartford with her husband Brett, who is Hamilton's head men's cross country and track & field coach. They have two daughters -- Emily '18 and Juliet.