Dana Seekins joined the Husson coaching staff in November of 2013 as the pole vault and hurdles coach for the women's indoor track and field team and he now enters his fifth year as a husson coach. He is currently serving as pole vault and hurdles coach for both the women’s and men’s outdoor and indoor track & field teams.
Seekins has guided the men’s and women’s pole vaulters and hurdlers at Husson to multiple school records, conference champions in the women’s pole vault, 100M hurdles, 400M hurdles in 2016 and 2017, the men’s runner up in the 2017 pole vault and Husson’s men’s outdoor track & field program first DIII New England qualifier.
Seekins also volunteers at Bangor High School as the indoor and outdoor track & field coach for the pole vault. In the last 14 years and 28 seasons at Bangor he has coached nearly a hundred student athletes in the pole vault including multiple league champions state medal winners with 8 State Class A first place finishes, 9 New England qualifiers and the current girls indoor and outdoor league Record holder and class A State of Maine Pole Vault Record Holder.
Seekins is a graduate of the University of Maine, where he graduated with high distinction while earning a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and Associate degrees in forestry, civil engineering and business. While studying at the University of Maine, he was a four-year letterwinner on Maine's men's track and field team under coach Coach Edmund Styrna & Jim Ballinger from 1981-84 and was a 1983 qualifier for the Eastern collegiate Championship meet.
The Bucksport, Maine, native attended Bucksport High School and lettered in track and field under coaches Joel Sankey & John Craig from 1976 – 1980 and cross country in 1980. Seekins now owns a small maintenance and reliability consulting business (The MRP Group) where he provides engineering and equipment troubleshooting and sales support to pulp and paper mills in New England.
Dana resides in Glenburn, Maine with his wife Lynn of 30 years. He has 3 children that have all also graduated from the University of Maine with engineering degrees.