Anne G. Rothenberg
Year Inducted: 2008
Anne Rothenberg was a pioneer in Division 1 Track & Field,as she successfully coached both men and women at Brown Universitybeginning in 1983 until she retired in 2005.
In her time, she coached 48 Heptagonal Champions, and had sevenjumpers compete in the Division I NCAA Championship.
Serving as an assistant coach in charge of the jumping and multievents, she helped the Bears to an impressive record during hertenure. Under her tutelage, new Brown University records were setin all of the jumping and multi events. Most impressively were thesix high jumpers who cleared 7-0. She helped the Brownwomen’s team to 12 Heptagonal titles, as the men earned fourNew England titles.
Those are only the highlights, as her athletes won Ivy LeagueHeptagonal titles in all six of the events that she was responsiblefor: high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump, pentathlon, andheptathlon. Her teams have earned All-East status and have beennationally ranked in Track & Field News.
To recognize the impact that Rothenberg had during her tenure atBrown, a look at the record books quickly brings the picture intoclear focus. On the Top Ten All-Time Brown Performers List in the10 jumping events, Rothenberg coached 95 out of the 100 women, andon the men’s side, she coached 78 of the 93 listed.
Rothenberg also developed two high school championships thatdrew over 2,500 athletes in cross country and indoor track, anddeveloped local meets for the community during the winter.
Because of her success, she received the Brown UniversityExcellence Award in 2005, and was inducted into the Rhode IslandHigh School Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2007.Currently, she works as an Assistant House Manager/VolunteerCoordinator at the Providence Ronald McDonald House.