Sharon Howell began as the Head Coach of the Generals Track & Field program in 1983. Howell's women's teams have captured five Regional Championships (1982, 2001, 2002, 2008 and 2010) and 12 Mountain Valley Conference Championships (1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003 and 2008) during her tenure.
As for National Championships, her women were runner-up in 2001 and National Champions in 2008 and 2010. To her credit, between both programs, Howell has produced 20 individual National Champions.
A 1979 graduate of Herkimer where she was a track & field All-American, Howell transferred on a volleyball and track & field scholarship to the University of Rhode Island where she set school records in the high jump and long jump.
An Associate Professor of Physical Education at Herkimer, Howell earned her Master's Degree from Cortland State in 1986. She was the 2001 & 2003 NJCAA Track & Field Coach of the Year and 2008 and 2010 Coach of the Meet. She was also the 1982, 2001, 2008, and 2010 Regional Coach of the Year.
Howell resides in Ilion with her husband Bill and children Amanda and Sharon.