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  • 2014 MENS 2014 MENSCROSS COUNTRYCROSS COUNTRY

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    INTRODUCTIONINTRODUCTION

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    www.CGASports.comwww.CGASports.comCREDITSThe 2014 Mens Cross Country Media Guide is a publication of the Coast Guard Academys Athletic Media Relations Offi ce.

    Introduction 12014 Roster 2Season Preview 3The Coast Guard Academy 4-5Coast Guard Superintendent 6Director of Athletics 7Athletics Facilities 8-9Strength & Conditioning 10Staff Directory 11

    Coast Guard SoccerCoaching Staff 12-14Player Bios 15-18History I9

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    2014 ALPHABETICAL ROSTERName Cl. HometownJohn Andres Fr. West Barnstable, Mass.Andrew Brown Fr. Gold River, Ca.Ben Chapman Jr. Ellsworth, MaineRyan Condon Fr. Rosemount, Minn.Casey Dieter-Leeds So. Willimantic, Conn.Christian Fields Fr. Lake Harmony, Pa.Brett Foster Fr. Cranberry Township, Pa.Nick Foster Sr. Circleville, OhioJacob Hardiman So. Winter Springs, Fla.Gilliam Hill So. Elon, N.C.Stephen Horvath Sr. San Diego, Ca.Ryan Hub Sr. Woodsboro, Md.Andrew Ireland Fr. Louisville, Ky. Zach Kearney Sr. Staunton, Va.William Klein So. Andover, Mass.Jon Lash Sr. Gainesville, Va.Patrick Ledzian So. Ocala, Fla.James Martin Sr. Hobe Sound, Fla.Joey OConnell Sr. Edina, Minn.Timothy OLoughlin Fr. Tampa, Fla.Kevin Petow Jr. Jacksonville, Fla.James Rimmele So. Red Bank, N.J.Park Suski Jr. Seminole, Fla.Caleb Teachout So. Concord, Ga.Zachary Velasquez So. Chula Vista, Ca.Jacob Yallowitz Jr. Little Falls, N.Y.

    Staff Head Coach Ethan Brown (6th Season)Assistant Coaches Greg Ahnrud, Mariette Ogg, Andrew PriceFaculty Representative Christopher Armstrong

    2014 COAST GUARD CROSS COUNTRY CAPTAINS(L-R) Joey OConnell, Jon Lash

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    @CoastGuardBears

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    SEASON PREVIEWSEASON PREVIEW

    2014 SEASON PREVIEW

    The Coast Guard mens cross country team, under

    the guidance of Ethan Brown, who enters his sixth

    seaoson, looks forward to another successful year

    in both the conference and region. The team is

    returning fi ve of its top ten runners from one year

    ago that fi nished in 2nd place at the NEWMAC

    Championships and10th place at the NCAA

    Regionals. The Bears have been voted to fi nish

    second in the NEWMAC conference preseason poll.

    The Bears top returning runner, Zachary Velasquez,

    looks to build on a successful freshman campaign.

    Last year, Velasquez fi nished 7th overall at the

    NEWMAC Conference Championship and was the

    27th overall fi nished in the New England Regional,

    narrowly missing a provisional qualifi cation for the

    NCAA Championships.

    Three others look to make a signifi cant impact for

    the Bears this season as senior captains, Jonathan

    Lash and Joe OConnell and senior Stephen

    Horvath look to build on their top 15 performance

    at the NEWMAC Conference championship last

    year. These three harriers look to continue the

    teams success within the conference and carry the

    team into the top ten in the region.

    Other Bears expected to make an impact this

    season are senior Nick Foster (32:12 Outdoor 10k

    conference champion), sophomore Caleb Teachout

    (15:52.63 Outdoor 5k), sophomore Kevin Petow

    (4:13.25 Outdoor 1500 meters), sophomore Gilliam

    Hill (outdoor track -- 16:15 5K, 27:28 8K) and Jacob

    Yallowiz (outdoor track -- 16:24 5K).

    The team had great success last season and look

    to continue trending upward in the conference

    and region. Coach Brown is optimistic about the

    upcoming season as the team arrived in great

    shape, according to Brown, who went on to say,

    The team showed they have put in some great

    work over the summer. They are looking healthy

    and are responding well to some early season

    conditioning.

    The incoming class of freshman also looks to

    have runners ready to contribute immediately.

    The freshman put in hard work over the summer

    as well and is a group that is full of potential.

    Brown commented on the freshmen saying, We

    are looking forward to seeing their potential this

    season. It could be possible to see some of them

    work their way into the top 10 runners on our team

    this season.

    Freshmen joining the team this year include: John

    Andres, Andrew Brown, Ryan Condon, Christian

    Fields, Brett Foster, Andrew Ireland, and Timothy

    OLoughlin.

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    One of the smallest of the fi ve U.S. One of the smallest of the fi ve U.S. Military AcademiesMilitary Academies

    Four-Year Bachelors of Science degree Four-Year Bachelors of Science degree programprogram

    Founded in 1876 aboard the schooner Founded in 1876 aboard the schooner DobbinDobbin

    Highly selective admissions standardsHighly selective admissions standards

    No tuition, traditional application No tuition, traditional application processprocess

    No congressional nomination necessaryNo congressional nomination necessary

    Education includes academics, physical Education includes academics, physical fi tness, character and leadership fi tness, character and leadership developmentdevelopment

    85 percent of graduates choose to serve 85 percent of graduates choose to serve beyond their fi ve-year commitmentbeyond their fi ve-year commitment

    Two graduates have been NASA Two graduates have been NASA AstronautsAstronauts

    80 percent of graduates go to graduate 80 percent of graduates go to graduate school (most paid for by Coast Guardschool (most paid for by Coast Guard

    COAST GUARD ACADEMYCOAST GUARD ACADEMY

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    COAST GUARD QUICK FACTSThe Coast Guard Academy has 23 Intercollegiate sports (12 mens, 10 womens, 3 co-ed)

    The Bears have been members of the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in 15 sports since 1999

    Coast Guard has won NEWMAC championships in Volleyball, Mens Swimming, Mens Basketball, Womens Crew and Softball

    Teams have competed in the ECAC Championship tournament in mens soccer, mens basketball, womens basketball, baseball and softball in the past fi ve years

    The Bears have advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite 8 in both Volleyball (2006) and Mens Basketball (2007-08)

    COAST GUARD ACADEMY CORPS OF CADETS DEMOGRAPHICS- about 1,000 cadets enrolled- 48 states and 11 foreign nations represented- 100% of students housed on campus- 20 NCAA Division III athletic teams- 31% of cadets are women- 22% of cadets are minorities- 1 faculty member for every 8 students- 19 Cadets in an average class

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    REAR ADMIRAL SANDRA L. STOSZACADEMY SUPERINTENDENTFOURTH YEAR

    Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz assumed the duties of the 40th Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, June 3, 2011. She reported to the Academy after serving as the Director of Reserve and Leadership at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. There she was responsible for developing policies to recruit, train and support approximately 8,100 Coast Guard Reservists.

    Rear Admiral Stosz is a surface operations offi cer with 12 years at sea, including command of two cutters an icebreaking tug on the Great Lakes and a medium endurance cutter that patrolled North Atlantic and Caribbean waters. She and her crews executed many of the Coast Guards 11 missions such as drug and alien migrant interdiction, fi sheries enforcement, search and rescue, polar and domestic icebreaking and ports and waterways security.

    Between sea duty tours Rear Admiral Stosz specialized in personnel and resource management and program review. She served tours of duty as Chief of Offi cer Assignments and as Program Reviewer and Acquisition Funds Coordinator for Coast Guard major systems acquisitions, including the 225-foot buoy tenders and 87-foot coastal patrol boats. She broadened her experience as the Secretary of Transportations military assistant and years later as the Commandants executive assistant. She has served as Commanding Offi cer of the Coast Guards recruit training center in Cape May, New Jersey and as Director of Coast Guard Enterprise Strategic Management and Doctrine where she was responsible for aligning enterprise level strategic and management functions with the Commandants strategic intent.

    Rear Admiral Stosz graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1982 with a bachelor of science degree in Government. She was awarded a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern Universitys J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1994. In 2000 she completed an executive fellowship in national security through the MIT Seminar XXI program, and she earned a Master of National Security Strategy from the National War College in 2004. In 2009 she attended the Navys Executive Business Course at University of North Carolinas Kenan-Flagler business school.

    Rear Admiral Stoszs personal awards include three Legion of Merit Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals and two Coast Guard Achievement Medals.

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    DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICSDIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

    TIM FITZPATRICKDIRECTOR OF ATHLETICSFOURTH YEAR

    Tim Fitzpatrick just completed his third academic year as Director of Athletics at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and on his watch the USCGAs athletic program has seen growth in several key areas. In addition to securing a comprehensive, fi ve-year shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America for the academys 23 NCAA sports, has overseen a rebranding initiative that has resulted in new logos and marks and created an athletic booster organization (the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Bear Club). Under Fitzpatricks guidance, the department produced its fi rst-ever womens professional development seminar (the Womens LeadHERship Symposium) for female USCGA athletic staff members as well as attendees from colleges and universities throughout New England, and has launched an external program for sale of corporate sponsorships and partnerships.

    Fitzpatrick was the Director of Athletics at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for two years prior to his arrival at USCGA, after spending the previous four years as the Deputy Athletic Director at Indiana University. At Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Fitzpatrick secured major gifts for construction of a new outdoor tennis center, as well as renovation of the universitys baseball and softball stadiums. He additionally served on the NCAAs Division I Womens Basketball Issues Committee while in south Texas, and executed a strategic plan which increased the departments corporate sponsorship revenue by nearly 40%.

    While at Indiana, he was responsible for internal administration of the department, oversaw capital construction and facilities management, and had oversight of the football, mens basketball and womens basketball programs. Additionally, Fitzpatrick managed IUs external units, including marketing, ticket operations, licensing, merchandising, website, and publications.

    Additionally, he negotiated a 6-year, $21,000,000 shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America and administered the Hoosiers multi-media partnerships with Learfi eld Sports and the Big Ten Network. During his tenure, Indiana realized a ticket sales revenue increase of 15-percent over annual budgeted projections.

    Fitzpatrick came to IU after spending the previous fi ve years as COO and associate athletics director for external operations at the U.S. Military Academy. Fitzpatrick directed a fundraising eff ort that saw Armys A Club donor base grow from 750 to 6,700 and annual giving grow from $500,000

    to $1.8 million. He also cultivated the Army Sports Network from two radio stations to 18, including 50,000-watt ESPN 1050 in New York City. During his tenure at West Point, corporate sponsorship revenue jumped from $250,000 to $920,000 annually.

    He arrived at West Point from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where he served as the associate athletics director for external aff airs and executive director of the athletic foundation. Fitzpatricks work at Charlotte resulted in a 26-percent increase in annual gifts and a 39-percent increase in planned gifts.

    Prior to Army and Charlotte, Fitzpatrick served in a similar role at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to serving as the mens basketball sport administrator, he directed a staff that generated a school record $1.4 million in sponsorship revenue and a $125,000 increase in annual giving.

    Fitzpatrick was a senior associate athletics director at the University of North Texas from May 1994 to June 1996. He was instrumental in UNTs transition from NCAA Division I-AA football to the Big West Conference, and during the 1994 football season, North Texas was one of three programs nationally to have every football game televised in its home market. This local television package generated more than $700,000 in corporate sponsorship revenue.

    He gained considerable experience as Assistant Commissioner of the Southwest Conference from 1992-94. Fitzpatrick negotiated a $2.25 million, three-year mens basketball tournament title sponsorship with the Dr. Pepper Company, and he also oversaw the leagues national and local television syndication eff orts.

    Fitzpatrick began his athletic administration career as the assistant marketing director at Army before moving on to Virginia Commonwealth as the director of marketing and Ticket Sales (1984-87) and Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Public Relations from 1987-92.

    A 1981 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a bachelors degree in English, Fitzpatrick earned his masters degree in sports administration from Ohio University in 1982.

    Tim is married to Kerry Marks, and they have a son, James.

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    COAST GUARD ACADEMYCOAST GUARD ACADEMYNITCHMAN TRACK & FIELD COMPLEXNITCHMAN TRACK & FIELD COMPLEXThe Track & Field Complex was The Track & Field Complex was constructed in the summer of 2007 constructed in the summer of 2007 fi rst used for the mens and womens fi rst used for the mens and womens soccer games that Fall. The FieldTurf soccer games that Fall. The FieldTurf surface lies on the banks of the surface lies on the banks of the beautiful Thames River and is also beautiful Thames River and is also home to the mens and womens track home to the mens and womens track & fi eld program.& fi eld program.

    COMMANDER JOHN MERRIMAN GYMCOMMANDER JOHN MERRIMAN GYMMerriman Gymnasium is home to Merriman Gymnasium is home to the womens volleyball program and the womens volleyball program and the mens and womens basketball the mens and womens basketball programs. The gym holds three programs. The gym holds three basketball courts used for varsity basketball courts used for varsity practices and games, as well as practices and games, as well as intramural competition. The 1200-seat intramural competition. The 1200-seat facility has been home to numerous facility has been home to numerous league and regional championships.league and regional championships.

    ROLAND POOLROLAND POOLRoland Pool is home to our mens Roland Pool is home to our mens and womens swimming and diving and womens swimming and diving program. The eight-lane, 50-yard pool program. The eight-lane, 50-yard pool is also used daily for athletic training is also used daily for athletic training programs for our cadet-athletes, programs for our cadet-athletes, physical education courses, as well as physical education courses, as well as military training programs necessary military training programs necessary to carry out the missions of the Coast to carry out the missions of the Coast Guard for all cadets. Guard for all cadets.

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    NITCHMAN BASEBALL FIELDNITCHMAN BASEBALL FIELDNelson Nitchman Field is home of the Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the Coast Guard Academy baseball team. The Coast Guard Academy baseball team. The picturesque view from the fi eld overlooks picturesque view from the fi eld overlooks the Thames River.the Thames River.

    NITCHMAN SOFTBALL FIELD NITCHMAN SOFTBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the softball team. The Bears have enjoyed softball team. The Bears have enjoyed tremendous success winning three of tremendous success winning three of the last four NEWMAC tournament the last four NEWMAC tournament championships and going to the NCAA championships and going to the NCAA tournament four straight seasons (2009-tournament four straight seasons (2009-2012).2012).

    CADET MEMORIAL FIELDCADET MEMORIAL FIELDCadet Memorial Field was made into a Cadet Memorial Field was made into a FieldTurf surface in 2004 as a gift from the FieldTurf surface in 2004 as a gift from the Class of 1952. The facility features a two-Class of 1952. The facility features a two-story press box that includes two coaches story press box that includes two coaches rooms, a room for radio broadcasting rooms, a room for radio broadcasting and video recording, space for media and video recording, space for media personnel, and two lounge lounge areas personnel, and two lounge lounge areas for additional for additional seating. The 1500-seating. The 1500-seat stadium seat stadium overlooks the overlooks the Thames River and the Thames River and the Gold Star Memorial Gold Star Memorial Bridge.Bridge.

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    Coast Guard Athletics has two weight Coast Guard Athletics has two weight rooms, each featuring state-of-the-rooms, each featuring state-of-the-art equipment for our cadets and art equipment for our cadets and cadet-athletes to use to improve their cadet-athletes to use to improve their overall health and fi tness. The facility overall health and fi tness. The facility in Roland Hall is dedicated to free-in Roland Hall is dedicated to free-weight exercising while our Billard weight exercising while our Billard Hall facility holds our nautilus, cardio, Hall facility holds our nautilus, cardio, and other guided machine equipment.and other guided machine equipment.

    Joe CrozierJoe CrozierStrength and Conditioning CoachStrength and Conditioning CoachJoe Crozier is in his second year as the head of the Joe Crozier is in his second year as the head of the Strength and Conditioning Program with the Coast Strength and Conditioning Program with the Coast Guard Athletic Department. Crozier came to the Guard Athletic Department. Crozier came to the Academy from California State University-Chico Academy from California State University-Chico where he earned his bachelors degree in exercise where he earned his bachelors degree in exercise physiology and his masters degree in kinesiology. physiology and his masters degree in kinesiology. Joe is a Certifi ed Strength and Conditioning Coach Joe is a Certifi ed Strength and Conditioning Coach with distinction through the National Strength and with distinction through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Certifi ed Personal Conditioning Association and Certifi ed Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine. Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine. Joe designs and implements workout regimens Joe designs and implements workout regimens for all of our varsity sport programs. Working with for all of our varsity sport programs. Working with teams both in-season and out-of-season, Joes focus teams both in-season and out-of-season, Joes focus is to better prepare athletes for competition by is to better prepare athletes for competition by concentrating on sport-specifi c programs designed concentrating on sport-specifi c programs designed to achieve the ultimate level of success. Coast Guards to achieve the ultimate level of success. Coast Guards strength and conditioning program is dedicated strength and conditioning program is dedicated to ensure each cadet-athlete is equipped with the to ensure each cadet-athlete is equipped with the correct instruction, knowledge and guidance to correct instruction, knowledge and guidance to reach their peak performance level and to decrease reach their peak performance level and to decrease the potential for injuries. Our program also preaches the potential for injuries. Our program also preaches the importance of a proper, nutritionally balanced the importance of a proper, nutritionally balanced diet as well as appropriate pre-game and post-game diet as well as appropriate pre-game and post-game routines to ensure safe preparation, performance, and routines to ensure safe preparation, performance, and recuperation for each contest.recuperation for each contest.

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    STAFF DIRECTORYSTAFF DIRECTORY

    ADMINISTRATIONName Title Phone Tim Fitzpatrick Director of Athletics 860-444-8600 Dan Rose Associate AD/Director of 860-701-6798 Physical Education Tim Opstrup Assistant AD/Business Manager 860-444-8602 Chris Parsons Assistant AD/Compliance 860-701-6197 Jason Southard Director of Media Relations 860-701-6800 Casey McGarvey Media Relations Assistant Art Lamoureux Director of Athletic Operations 860-444-8601 Andrea Stewart Senior Womens Administrator 860-701-6799Donna Koczajowski Senior Womens Administrator 860-444-8604 Katherine Bossardet Associate Offi ce Manager 860-444-8600 Vi Oliver Administrative Assistant 860-444-8580 Joe Crozier Strength and Conditioning Coach 860-444-8409 Bruce Cobb Head Equipment Manager 860-444-8608 Marc Grindstaff Assistant Equipment Manager 860-444-8606

    ATHLETIC TRAININGName Title Phone Ken Niedzwiecki Head Athletic Trainer 860-444-8619 Kevin Colasurdo Assistant Athletic Trainer 860-701-6618 TBA Assistant Athletic Trainer 860-701-6415 Jake Ibey Assistant Athletic Trainer 860-701-6416 Shannon Nickels Assistant Athletic Trainer 860-701-6617

    BASEBALLName Title PhoneC.C. Grant Head Coach 860-444-8581 Kevin Jaskiewicz Assistant Coach 860-701-6132

    FOOTBALLName Title PhoneBill George Head Coach 860-444-8584 Dana Fleischmann Co-Defensive Coordinator/ 860-444-8605 Recruiting CoordinatorC.C. Grant Co-Defensive Coordinator 860-444-8581 Ray LaForte Off ensive Coordinator 860-701-6805Jordan Berrian Wide Receivers 860-701-6767 Jay Driscoll Defensive Line Pat Knowles Tight Ends/Quality Control Don Miller Running Backs

    MENS BASKETBALLName Title PhoneKevin Jaskiewicz Head Coach 860-701-6132 Bob Bono Associate Head Coach 860-444-8588

    MENS CREWName Title PhoneColin Regan Head Coach Mike Shugrue Interim Mens Head Coach 860-444-8679

    MENS CROSS COUNTRYName Title PhoneEthan Brown Head Coach 860-444-8590 Greg Ahnrud Assistant Coach Mariette Ogg Assistant Coach

    MENS LACROSSEName Title PhoneRay LaForte Head Coach 860-701-6805 Mike Higbie Assistant CoachPat Powers Assistant Coach MENS SOCCERName Title PhoneChris Parsons Head Coach 860-701-6197 Patrick McCarney Assistant Coach Anthony Occhialini Goalkeeper Coach

    MENS SWIMMING & DIVINGName Title PhoneJohn Westkott Head Coach 860-444-8586 Mary Westkott Assistant Coach 860-701-6374 Diving Coach

    MENS TENNISName Title PhoneTBA Head Coach

    PISTOL & RIFLEName Title Phone Richard Hawkins Shooting Sports Coach 860-701-6886 SAILINGName Title PhoneDoug Clark Director of Sailing 860-444-8577 Jack Neades Head Off shore Coach 860-701-6291 Brian Swingly Head Intercollegiate Coach 860-444-8325

    SOFTBALLName Title PhoneDonna Koczajowski Head Coach 860-444-8604 Amanda Illinger Associate Head Coach Dana Fleischmann Assistant Coach WOMENS BASKETBALLName Title Phone Alex Ivansheck Head Coach 860-701-6594 TBA Assistant Coach 860-701-6960 Catherine Lewis Assistant Coach

    WOMENS CREWName Title PhoneJen Meuse Rowing Coordinator/Head Coach 860-444-8679 Jodi Hope Assistant Coach LT Vicky Futch Assistant Coach

    WOMENS LACROSSEName Title PhoneRuth Ness Head Coach 860-701-6744

    WOMENS SOCCERName Title Phone Susan Grant Head Coach 860-444-8582 Amanda Illinger Assistant Coach Beth Nakagawa Assistant Coach Anthony Occhialini Goalkeeper Coach

    WOMENS SWIMMING & DIVINGName Title Phone John Westkott Head Coach 860-444-8586 Mary Westkott Assistant Coach 860-701-6374

    WOMENS VOLLEYBALLName Title PhoneAylene Ilkson Head Coach 860-444-8589 Alex Amaylon Assistant Coach Sarah Lang-Rodean Assistant Coach

    WOMENS CROSS COUNTRYName Title PhoneEthan Brown Head Coach 860-444-8590 Greg Ahnrud Assistant Coach Mariette Ogg Assistant Coach WRESTLINGName Title Phone Kevin Bratland Head Coach 860-701-6595

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    ETHAN BROWN HEAD COACH [email protected] SEASON

    Ethan Brown begins his fourth season as the head coach of mens & womens track & fi eld, while he is in his third season as head coach of the mens cross country team and sixth season directing the womens cross country team.

    Coast Guards track & fi eld and cross country teams are beginning to build momentum on the regional and national stage.

    Since taking over the helm of both cross country, the mens and womens cross country team placed as high as ninth and 12th respectively (both last season) with a pair of mens runner earning All-New England honors last year. Brown was named the NEWMAC Mens Cross Country Coach of the Year last season as he led the Bears to a second place fi nish, their best in the last three seasons while the team went on to fi nish ninth at the New England Championships, the Bears best fi nish since 2005.

    On the track and in the fi eld, several athletes have gone on to represent Coast Guard at regional meets in both cross country and track & fi eld, while 6 have earned All America honors including 4-time All-American in the hurdles, Adam Scalesse.

    Prior to becoming head coach at Coast Guard, Brown served as an Assistant Coach for Track & Field for two years, working

    primarily with Sprinters, Jumpers and Multi-Eventers, helping 32 athletes on to All-Region honors and Carl Luxhoj to earn All-America honors three times in the long and triple jump.

    Prior to joining the staff at Coast Guard, Brown was an assistant coach for both cross country and track & fi eld at Babson

    College from 2006-2008. While at Babson, Brown helped guide 16 athletes on to NCAA regional qualifi ers and 17 track athletes to the ECAC Championships. Before arriving at Babson, Brown served as an assistant coach for the mens track & fi eld team at his alma matter, Springfi eld College from 2003-2005. During his time at Springfi eld, brown primarily worked with Sprints & Jumps where he coached several athletes to regional honors and 6 athletes to earn All-America honors in the 400 meters, 4x400, long jump, and high jump.

    In college, Brown was a standout at Springfi eld College where he was a two-time All-New England high jumper. In 2001,

    he qualifi ed for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships where he fi nished 12th. He holds a Masters of Education in Sports Management from Springfi eld College and professional certifi cations including; Certifi ed Strength & Conditioning Specialist from the NSCA and USA Track & Field (USATF) Level I and Level II (Jumps) certifi ed coach.

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    GREG AHNRUDASSISTANT COACH THIRD SEASON

    Greg Ahnrud is in his third season as a cross country and track and fi eld assistant coach at the Coast Guard Academy.

    Ahnrud served as an assistant coach for both cross country and track & fi eld at Rhode Island College from 2009-2012 where the womens team set 18 individual records and fi ve relay school records and the mens team set 13 individual records and eight relay school records during his time at the school.

    The last two seasons, the RIC mens outdoor track team had its best fi nishes at the New England Championships, placing 10th in 2011 and seventh last season of the over 50 schools competing.

    Ahnrud competed for the Rhode Island College cross country and track programs from 2006-08 after transferring in from Assumption College. During his time as an athlete at RIC, he served as a team captain and was a middle distance event specialist where he earned New England Alliance Conference honors several times. During the cross country season, he was one of their top runners at the conference and regional stages.

    Coach Ahnrud holds both a USATF Level 1 and Level 2 (distance) coaching certifi cate. His coaching background is also highlighted with experience in strength training and gait analysis.

    MARIETTE OGGASSISTANT COACHTHIRD SEASON

    LT Ogg, a 2004 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy is an assistant coach for the Bears.

    She served aboard Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis (WHEC-725) in Honolulu, Hawaii where she qualifi ed as a Deck Watch Offi cer and Boarding Offi cer.

    Upon completion of her tour aboard CGC Jarvis in 2006, LT Ogg reported to Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) San Francisco (91105) in Alameda, California where she qualifi ed as a Boat Crew Member, received certifi cation as an Air Force Load Planner, and served as the units Planning Offi cer and Weapons Offi cer.

    In 2009, LT Ogg transferred to Coast Guard District Thirteen in Seattle, Washington where she served as the Ports, Waterways and Coastal Security (PWCS) Offi cer and fl ag aide to the Thirteenth District Commander.

    She reported to the United States Coast Guard Academy in May 2011.

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    CHRISTOPHER ARMSTRONGOFFICER REPRESENTATIVE/ASSISTANT COACH SECOND SEASON

    LCDR Armstrong, a 2001 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, will serve as the Offi cer Representative and assistant coach for the mens and womens cross country team.

    While in High School, Armstrong ran cross country and track & feld where he specialized in distance events. At the Academy, he continued his running on both the cross country and track & fi eld teams.

    After graduation, he headed to Coast Guard Cutter Bear from 2001 to 2003 where he was Student Engineer, Damage Control Assistant, and Assistant Engineer Offi cer. He was qualifi ed Engineering Offi cer of the Watch, Deck Watch Offi cer, and Boarding Team Member. In 2003 he headed to the University of Rhode Island to pursue his Masters Degree.

    From 2005-2008, LCDR Armstrong headed to CG Headquarters where he was assigned as the C4IT Project Manager for the new National Security Cutters being constructed. He over saw the design and installation of over $300 million of equipment on each asset. In 2009 He fl eeted up to the Deputy C4IT Acquisition Planner where he was responsible for outlining a $2.3 billion strategic acquisition plan for C4IT equipment on all CG assets over the next 20 years.

    In 2009, LCDR Armstrong reported to Electronic Systems Support Unit Miami (ESU) as the Operations Offi cer; overseeing 24/7 operational readiness of all C4IT equipment in the D7 Area of Responsibility. In 2011, LCDR Armstrong was fl eeted up to be the Executive Offi cer of ESU Miami where he was responsible for executing a $2 million budget annually and overseeing 225 personnel.

    LCDR Armstrong reported CGA in the summer of 2013 where he currently teaches in the Electrical Engineering Section. He holds a Bachelors and Masters of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelors and Masters Certifi cate in IT Project Management from The George Washington University School of Business. LCDR Armstrong is a 2008 Copernicus Award Recipient from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).

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    ANDREW PRICEASSISTANT COACH FIRST SEASON

    Lieutenant Junior Grade Andrew Price, originally from Scottsdale, Arizona, graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. While at the Academy, he was a member of both the cross country and track teams, becoming a team captain for cross country his junior and senior years.

    After graduation, his fi rst assignment was as a Deck Watch Offi cer on Coast Guard Cutter DILIGENCE (WMEC 616), home ported in Wilmington, North Carolina. Onboard DILIGENCE he served as the Assistant Navigator and Support Department Head conducting drug and migrant interdiction, search and rescue, and fi sheries enforcement missions.

    LTJG Price was then deployed as part of Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia under the U.S. Navys Fifth Fleet in Manama, Bahrain. During the deployment he served as Operations Offi cer on CGC WRANGELL (WPB 1332) and later, CGC MONOMOY (WPB 1326) as well as a Battle Watch Captain for Commander, Destroyer Squadron 50 in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

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    NICK FOSTERSENIORCIRCLEVILLE, OHIO

    Nick is in his fourth year as a member of the cross country and track teams at the Academy. Foster was the NEWMAC champion in the 10,000 meters in track last season. He is the son of Robert and Alice Foster and is majoring in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

    BEFORE CGAFoster was a three-sport athlete at Circleville (Ohio) High, running cross country for coach Jason Wells was

    also a member of the schools track and swimming teams two-time swimming captain and cross country captain as a senior has an older sister, Katherine (25) his great-uncle served during World War II.

    GETTING TO KNOW NICK Nicks favorite movie is Into the Wild while his favorite actor is Leonardo DiCaprio. His favorite college team, other than Coast Guard, is the Cincinnati Bearcats and if he could visit any sports stadium or arena it would be the Colosseum. If he could meet anyone, living or deceased, it would be President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

    STEPHEN HORVATHSENIORSAN DIEGO, CA.

    Stephen is in his fourth year as a smember of the cross country and track and fi eld teams at the Academy. He earned All-conference honors last season with a 14th place posting a time of 26:27.11 over the 8K course. Horvath earned a spot on the NEWMAC All-Academic Team for the past two seasons. He is the son of Steve and Janie Horvath and is majoring in mechanical engineering.

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    JON LASHSENIORGAINESVILLE, FLA.

    Jon is in his fourth year as a member of the cross country and track and fi eld teams at the Academy. Lash earned All-conference honors last year with a 13th place fi nish in 26:17.19. He is the son of Donald, who served in the Army and was a wrestler at West Point, and Karen Lash and is majoring in Government.

    BEFORE CGALash ran cross country at Battlefi eld (Va.) High he was also a drum major in the marching band has one

    brother, Jarrett (14), and one sister, Katherine (18) one grandfather served in the Air Force and the other served in the Marine Corps.

    GETTING TO KNOW JONJons favorite TV show is Community and his favorite actors are Leonardo DiCaprio and Anne Hathaway. His

    favorite professional athlete is Dennis Rodman and his favorite food is pizza. If he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page.

    JAMES MARTINSENIORHOBE SOUND, FLA.

    James is in his fourth year as a member of the cross country and track and fi eld teams at the Academy. Martin has been a member of the All-ECAC Indoor 4x800 relay team for the past three seasons and earned All-New England and All-ECAC honors as a member of the Distance Medley Relay team indoors last season. During the outdoor track seaosn last year, he was a member of the 4x400 relay team that earned All-New England honors with a third place fi nish and the 4x800 relay team which earned All-New England honors with a seventh place fi nish. He is the son of Patrick and Elizabeth Martin and is majoring in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

    BEFORE CGAMartin ran cross country and track at South Fork High School for coaches Bonnie Gladys and Chad Headman ...

    was a team captain in both sports as a senior.

    GETTING TO KNOW JAMES James favorite food is lamb chopz while his favorite snack food is mint Clif Builders Bars. His favorite movie is Black Dynamite, his favorite actor is Zach Galifi anakis and his favorite singer is Kanye West. James favorite professional athlete is American long distance runner Galen Rupp. If he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Ernest Hemingway.

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    JOEY OCONNELLSENIOREDINA, MINN.

    Joey is in his fourth year as a member of the cross country and track and fi eld teams at the Academy. OConnell earned NEWMAC All-conference honors last season with a ninth place fi nish with a time of 26:04.10. He also has earned a spot on the NEWMAC All-Academic team for the past two seasons. He is the son of Tom and Kathy OConnell and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

    BEFORE CGAOConnell ran cross country and track, while also swimming, at Edina High School ... was a team captain in both

    cross country and swimming as a senior.

    GETTING TO KNOW JOEJoeys favorite band is Queen and his favorite snack food is mint Clif Builders Bars. His favorite movie is Black

    Dynamite, his favorite actor is Charlie Chaplin. Joes favorite professional athlete is Mathew Elliott and his favorite place to visit is New Zealans. If he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Jesus.

    GILL HILL SOPHOMOREELON, N.C.

    Gill is in his second season a a member of the Bears cross country team. He is the son of David and Donna Hill and is majoring in Government. His father, David, served in the Marine Corps.

    BEFORE CGAHill was a three-sport athlete at Western Almance (N.C.), running for coach Stephen Stiegel also ran indoor

    and outdoor track in high school was a team captain in all three sports as a senior has one brother, Preston (21), and one sister, Haley (9) had an uncle who served in the Marine Corps and a grandfather who was an Air Force offi cer.

    GETTING TO KNOW GILLGills favorite food is lasagna and his favorite movie is The Last of the Mohicans. His favorite book is Invisible Man

    and his favorite band is U2. He considers long-time cross country coach Joe Newton to be the greatest coach to ever live. If he could meet anyone, living or deceased, it would be Dr. Who.

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    CALEB TEACHOUTSOPHOMORECONCORD, GA

    Caleb begins his fi rst season on the cross country team after running distance events on the track team last season. He is the son of Herman and Tami Teachout and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

    BEFORE CGATeachout ran cross country and track at Pike County (Ga.) for coach Andy Landers was a two-time captain

    for his high school cross country team has one brother, Brian (20), and one sister, Andrea (22) brother is currently enrolled at West Point.

    GETTING TO KNOW CALEBCalebs favorite professional sports team is the Green Bay Packers and his favorite actor is Eddie Murphy. His

    favorite place to visit is the Caribbean and his favorite book is Lone Survivor. If he could meet anyone, living or deceased, it would be Noah.

    ZACHARY VELASQUEZSOPHOMORECHULA VISTA, CA.

    Zachary had an outstanding freshman season in which he earned All-conference (7th place in 25:59.48) and All-New England (27th place in 25:19) honors in cross country and All-New England honors in the 5,000 meters during the outdoor track season. He is the son of Ken and Anne Velasquez and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

    BEFORE CGAVelasquez was a two-sport athlete at Otay Ranch (Calif.) High, running cross country for coach Ian Cumming

    also a member of the schools track team three-time cross country captain and two-time track captain has two brothers, Brandon (24) and Ryan (16) his grandfather served in the Army and his uncle is a Marine.

    GETTING TO KNOW ZACHARYZacharys favorite movie is Robin Hood: Men in Tights and his favorite TV show is Samurai Jack. His favorite

    restaurant is In-N-Out while his favorite place to visit is Yosemite National Park. He is a fan of the San Diego State University Aztecs. If he could meet anyone, living or deceased, it would be Mahatma Gandhi.

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    2013 RESULTS --- 2nd Place at NEWMAC ChampionshipDate Opponent Result

    Sep. 7 @ Smith College Invitational 3rd Place

    Sep. 21 @ Southern Maine Invitational 12th Place

    Sep. 28 @ Purple Valley Invitational 5th Place

    Oct. 5 @ Paul Short Invitational 7th place

    Oct. 12 @ James Early Invitational - @ Westfi eld State 12th Place

    Oct. 19 @ Conn. College Invitational 2nd Place

    Nov. 3 @ NEWMAC Championship - @ Franklin Park (Boston) 2nd Place

    Nov. 9 @ ECAC Championship - @ Roger Williams 7th Place

    Nov. 16 @ N.E. Division III Championship - @ Southern Maine 10th Place

    Team Finishes at NCAAs

    1977 34th place1978 12th place1979 21st place1989 20th place2000 17th place

    All-AmericansJohn Thacker 1975 (19th place)Daniel Oliver 1978 (16th place)Marc Akus 1998 (31st place)Marc Akus 2000 (28th place)

    All-ECACDan Oliver 1978Jeff McCarthy 1981Walt Petig 1987Adam Morrison 1994Frank Pierce 1996

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    All-New EnglandJeff Gross 1974 John Thacker 1974, 1975Daniel Oliver 1978Dave Stalters 1979Jeff McCarthy 1981Kevin Crawley 1983, 1984Dan Goettle 1989Patrick Downey 1990Douglas Ebbers 1990Michael MacMillan 1994Jason Beatty 1994, 1995Daniel Bozung 1995Frank Pierce 1995, 1996Dustin Blair 1996Jeff Rasnake 1998Marc Akus 1998, 1999, 2000 Ian Bartonicek 2000, 2001, 2002 Ken Burgess 2002Matt Dowthit 2002Mike Flint 2004, 2005, 2006 Gerald Newtown 2005Mike Haas 2008Gary Ezzo 2012, 2013

    MENS CROSS COUNTRY HISTORYAll-NEWMACMike Sharp 1998Jeff Rasnake 1998, 1999Marc Akus 1999, 2000Ian Bartonicek 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002Chris Keene 1999Matt Dowthit 2001, 2002Ken Burgess 2001, 2002Ben Spector 2002Stacy Dawson 2002, 2003Brian Ward 2002Mike Flint 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006Matthew Perkins 2003Jeremy Yandell 2003, 2004, 2005Brian Monaghan 2004Gerald Newton 2004, 2005Eric Laurel 2005, 2007Michael Persun 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008Zach Henninghausen 2007, 2008Mike Haas 2008Andrew Price 2008, 2010Kevin OBrien 2009, 2010Nate Crum 2010Trevor Sipirek 2010, 2011Joe Hill 2011Gary Ezzo 2011, 2012, 2013Zach Velasquez 2013Joe OConnell 2013Jon Lash 2013Stephen Horvath 2013

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    2014 SCHEDULE2014 SCHEDULESeptember 6 @ Smith College Invitational 11:45September 6 @ Smith College Invitational 11:45

    September 27 @ Purple Valley Invitational at Williams noonSeptember 27 @ Purple Valley Invitational at Williams noon

    October 4 @ SUNY Geneso Invitational October 4 @ SUNY Geneso Invitational

    October 11 @ James Early Invite at Westfi eld State 11:00October 11 @ James Early Invite at Westfi eld State 11:00

    October 18 @ Conn. College Invitational 11:00October 18 @ Conn. College Invitational 11:00

    November 1 @ NEWMAC Championship at Smith 11:00November 1 @ NEWMAC Championship at Smith 11:00

    November 8 @ ECAC Championship at Westfi eld State 11:00November 8 @ ECAC Championship at Westfi eld State 11:00

    November 15 @ DIII N.E. Championships at Williams November 15 @ DIII N.E. Championships at Williams

    November 23 @ NCAA Division III Championships at Mason, Ohio November 23 @ NCAA Division III Championships at Mason, Ohio