John Gregorek
John Gregorek
Position: Event=>Men's Middle Distance, Distance, XC
Years at Brown: 12th Year
John Gregorek is in his twelfth year as a coach at Brown, fifth as the head men's distance coach. John brings 26 years of international experience in track, cross country and road-racing to the program. He represented the US as a member of the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Teams in the 3000 meter steeplechase and has a 3:51.3 mile to his credit.

A 1982 graduate of Georgetown University, John was an eight-time All-American and was a champion in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the 1981 World University Games and at the 1982 Indoor NCAA Championships. Gregorek captured the Ocean State Marathon title in 1995 with a time of 2:16 which qualified him for his fifth U.S. Olympic Trial. Gregorek's vast range of experience aids him in coaching Brown's nationally-recognized middle distance and distance program.

So far as the head men's distance coach, Gregorek has led his cross country squad to its first ever Heptagonal League title (2003). His athletes have also won numerous individual cross country and track titles at Heps. Gregorek guided Enda Johnson '03 to an individual Heptagonal League cross country title, and mile and 1500 meter titles on the track. Peter Hollatz '01 won an indoor 3000 meter title under Gregorek's tutelage in 2001. Chad Buechel '03 captured the indoor mile and outdoor steeplechase titles and Jeff Gaudette '06 won the 10,000 meter title in 2003. In addition, Johnson qualified for the NCAA cross country meet three years in a row (1999-2001) and Gaudette earned All-American honors in cross country in 2003.

John and his wife, Chris, live in Seekonk, MA and are most proud of their three children: Rachel, John, and Patrick.