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 University beginning in 1983 until she retired in 2005.
In her time, she coached 48 Heptagonal Champions, and had seven jumpers compete in the Division I NCAA Championship.
Serving as an assistant coach in charge of the jumping and multi events, she helped the Bears to an impressive record during her tenure. Under her tutelage, new Brown University records were set in all of the jumping and multi events. Most impressively were the six high jumpers who cleared 7-0. She helped the Brown women’s team to 12 Heptagonal titles, as the men earned four New England titles.
Those are only the highlights, as her athletes won Ivy League Heptagonal titles in all six of the events that she was responsible for: high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump, pentathlon, and heptathlon. Her teams have earned All-East status and have been nationally ranked in Track & Field News.
To recognize the impact that Rothenberg had during her tenure at Brown, a look at the record books quickly brings the picture into clear focus. On the Top Ten All-Time Brown Performers List in the 10 jumping events, Rothenberg coached 95 out of the 100 women, and on the men’s side, she coached 78 of the 93 listed.
Rothenberg also developed two high school championships that drew over 2,500 athletes in cross country and indoor track, and developed local meets for the community during the winter.
Because of her success, she received the Brown University Excellence Award in 2005, and was inducted into the Rhode Island High School Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2007. Currently, she works as an Assistant House Manager/Volunteer Coordinator at the Providence Ronald McDonald House.