Director of Track and Field / Cross Country Michelle Eisenreich announced Tuesday that Marc Mangiacotti has been promoted to Associate Head Coach of Track and Field.
"Coach Mangiacotti has done an outstanding job and seen tremendous results with the sprints and hurdles group in his short time at Brown," said Eisenreich. "I'm very pleased to announce his promotion. This new title reflects the many assets Marc brings to our program: outstanding work with athletes, significant recruiting success, and superlative administrative abilities and work ethic. I am excited about the future of Brown Track and Field."
Mangiacotti's brief tenure at Brown has been highly eventful. Last spring, he coached freshman John Spooney to double Heptagonal championships in the 100m and 200m. His men's 4x400m relay team also broke a 31-year-old school indoor record. Coaching both men's and women's sprints and hurdles, Mangiacotti's event groups were key contributors to strong Brown teams that finished 3rd at the 2011 Heptagonals.
On the recruiting front, Mangiacotti is bringing in the most accomplished sprints and hurdles recruiting class that Brown has seen in years.
"I'm excited to be named Associate Head Coach, "said Mangiacotti. "In this new role, I look forward to continuing to help build our program towards further success at the conference and national levels. We have an outstanding staff in place and I'm confident that the future is very bright at Brown."
Prior to coming to Brown, Coach Mangiacotti coached at Wheaton College, where his athletes garnered eight Div. III NCAA National Championships and earned 53 All-America accolades. The men's 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relays were the 2010 DIII National Champions, and his athletes established 31 school record performances in the sprints, hurdles, and relay events. In 2008, Mangiacotti was voted the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III national and regional women's assistant coach of the year.
Mangiacotti also coached for five years at the University of Houston., where he was mentored by legendary coaches Mike Takaha and Tom Tellez. Mangiacotti began his coaching career at Bridgewater State College.
A 1998 graduate of Bridgewater State, Mangiacotti earned a dual bachelor's degree in elementary and physical education.