Brown and Crimson Coaching Changes

Today, Harvard University announced the addition of two coaches to the track and field staff, featuring Brown’s sprint/hurdles coach Marc Mangiacotti.  Mangiacotti arrives at Harvard after a two-year stint at Brown where he coached five Ivy League champions for the Bears, including four-time sprinting champion John Spooney.  The other addition to the Crimson staff is Andrew Dubs, who will head the throwing program that dominated Outdoor Heps last year.  Dubs comes to the Ivy League after coaching at the University of North Carolina  and Auburn University.  Dubbs will fill the position vacated by Cathrine Erickson earlier this summer for the director’s position of Northeastern University Cross Country/Track and Field programs.  Former Crimson All-Ivy thrower and coaching assistant Jack Brady will join Erickson at Northeastern as an assistant coach and program recruiting coordinator.

Earlier this season, it was announced that former program director Michelle Eisenreich and jumps/multi coach Reuben Jones have left Brown for new coaching opportunities.  No announcements have been made on their replacements.  Interim director Tim Springfield has expressed to the Brown Daily Herald that the team has been handling the changes well.

By the way, Brett screwed up his Miamis recently. Former Columbia assistant Gavin O’Neal is now coaching at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., not Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Bit of a climate difference there… We’ll blame it on the 14-hour drive it took for Brett to move from Indianapolis to New Haven.

2 Responses to “Brown and Crimson Coaching Changes”

  1. Rick Marshall says:

    As a long-time supporter of Brown T&F/XC–and a 5-time chief announcer at Heps championships–I wish only the best for my good friends Marc Mangiacotti and Reuben Jones, leaving Brown for Harvard and Columbia, respectively. But I am very disappointed that Ivy track directors Saretsky and Wood would go after fellow league coaches once an academic year begins. I say…solve your own unexpected asst. coaching vacancies with short-term hires or part-timers until the school year concludes–or raid non-league institutions for permanent hires at your pleasure. Ivy track stands for something–and this isn’t it. – Rick Marshall, Brown ’71

  2. BrownFrown says:

    Rick you seem a bit ruffled. Maybe, you and your fellow Brown alums should $tep up your involvement a bit, so all of your coaches are not constanly leaving. There is no support for Brown Track and Field, look no fiurther than the results.