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HEAD COACH:   FRANCIS X. GAGLIANO

Coach Gags' has coached every level of track and field, from high school athletes to Olympic qualifiers. He began coaching at Roselle Catholic in NJ, later became director of Track and Field at Rutgers University, moved onto become head coach and eventually Director of Track and Field at Georgetown University, founder of the Washington DC based Reebok Enclave elite professional track and field team, founder of the Nike Farm Team in Palo Alto, CA and later became the 1st coach in the resurgence of the Oregon Track Club, the most dominant middle distance club in USA Track and Field.

At Georgetown Coach Gagliano produced 140 All-America performers, five Olympians, seven individual national champions, and 23 BIG EAST championship teams. Since coaching professionals exclusively, Coach Gags' has trained countless numbers of athletes to USATF Nationals Finals, World Championship teams, World Championship finals, Olympic Teams and Olympic Finals. Coach Gagliano has brought his wealth of talent and knowledge back home to the NY/NJ area where he will undoubtedly continue his tradition of excellence with his newest venture, the NJNY Track Club.

NJNYTC Head Coach Frank Gagliano
ASSISTANT COACH:   MIKE MULQUEEN

Coach Mulqueen joins the NJNY Track Club as an assistant while currently serving as the Director of the Men's Cross Country and Track and Field programs at Rutgers University. A five-time BIG EAST Coach of the Year and four-time NCAA District Coach of the Year, Coach Mulqueen is in his 32nd season on the Rutgers track and field coaching staff, and his 28th as head coach of the men's track & field and cross country programs.

Under Mulqueen's guidance, Rutgers has had 20 All-Americans, 178 Metropolitan Champions, 43 IC4A Champions, 298 All-East selections, five Junior National Champions, 67 BIG EAST Champions and 10 national sports festival participants. His athletes have set 63 school records.

NJNYTC Ass't Coach Mike Mulqueen
ASSISTANT COACH & TEAM THERAPIST:   TOM NOHILLY

Coach Nohilly joins the NJNY Track Club as team therapist with a wealth of knowledge in the sport of track and field having been a World Championship team member and one of the U.S.'s premier steeplechase runners in the 90's. Tom provides the athletes with flexibility, strength and neuromuscular therapy.

Nohilly trained at the Wharton Performance Center in NYC and has worked with some of track and field's most outstanding and accomplished athletes. Tom currently serves as director of CitiTrack Incorporated, was a member of the NYC Armory Foundation and also served as a member of the Athletes Advisory Committee for USATF.

NJNYTC Ass't Coach Tom Nohilly
ASSISTANT COACH, STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH:   RICH AGNELLO

Rich joined the staff in 2012, and is the team’s strength & speed coach, responsible for the team’s functional strength training program and speed development.  He competed successfully while a team captain for St. Joseph’s University where he was a conference champion in the indoor mile, and an All-East selection in cross-country.  

Rich owns and operates Next Level Sports & Fitness Training in Matawan, and is an accomplished track coach whose athletes have excelled in both the sprints and distance events. Rich is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength & Conditioning Association, and holds a Level 2 Track Coach certification with USATF.

www.nextlevelsportsspeed.com

NJNYTC Ass't Coach Rich Agnello
ASSISTANT COACH:   JIM CIFELLI

Upon graduating from Seton Hall University Jim began his coaching career at his high school alma mater Kearny High School. During his thirty year tenure at the school Kearny teams won the NJSIAA Girl's Meet of Champions title, for which he was named New Jersey Girl's Coach of the Year for cross country, broke the National Record in the Girl's 4 X 800 relay and won the 1983 boys' Group IV Championship. Jim also coached the cross country individual Meet of Champions winner in 1978. In 1978 Kearny's boys' sprint medley relay ran the fastest time in the United States.

Jim has served as the Vice President of the Hudson County Track Coaches Association, was the New Jersey State Representative to the National High School Coaches Association and has been a member of the High School Advisory Committee for the Penn Relays for the past thirty years.

NJNYTC Ass't Coach Eric Schaffer

ASSISTANT COACH:   JOHN TRAUTMANN

Coach Trautmann has had success at every level of the sport.  John had national age group records in the mile and 1500m at age 14, a national high school record in the 3000m his senior year, an NCAA championship in the 5000m while at Georgetown University and national champion in the 5000m in 1991 and 1992. John's athletic career came to a halt in 1992 when he had to pull out of his heat at the Olympic Games due to a condition in his toe known as Hallux Rigidus.  After 2 surgeries and numerous comeback attempt he finally decided to officially "retire" in 1996.

In 1998 John moved back to New York to begin a 16 year career on Wall Street but always had the desire to reunite with the sport. In 2008 after gaining 65 pounds, John connected with his Georgetown University coach, Frank Gagliano who agreed to work with him again.  After 6+ years of training, John broke the 45-49 age group world record for the mile by 4 seconds running 4:12.33. Coach Trautmann now moves into a role of assistant coach bringing a wealth of knowledge on competing at the highest level.

TEAM PHYSICIAN:   DR. ROBERT MORE

Dr. More is originally from California, doing his Medical School and Orthopaedic Surgery training at UCLA, and then a Sports Medicine fellowship at UC San Diego. He moved to New Jersey to be close to his wife's family, practicing in Hunterdon County since 1990. He specializes in Sports Medicine and enjoys serving as the Orthopaedic Consultant for the high school athletes within the county. As a life-long runner, Dr. More has a particular interest in performance improvement and injury prevention for runners at all levels of ability. Since 2011 he has had the pleasure of serving as the team physician for the  club.  In his role as team physician Dr. More provides the athletes with critical injury prevention education, laboratory testing to document adequate nutrition levels, and orthopaedic and medical evaluations as needed.

MEG WALDRON, MENTAL PERFORMANCE COACH

Meg Waldron has her Masters in Sport Psychology, and is a USATF-certified track & field coach. In high school Meg was a multi-event All-American track runner, and ran the fastest girl 800 meter split in Penn Relays history.

She competed in Division 1 track and field and cross country at the University of Virginia. Meg has worked with teams from youth to the collegiate level including LaSalle, Princeton, and Stanford Universities, Nike Grassroots, and the U.S. Olympic Development Program. 

TEAM SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST:   MARSHALL L. MINTZ, PSY.D.

Dr. Mintz is a licensed psychologist specializing in Clinical and Sport Psychology. He is the Managing Partner of Springfield Psychological Associates, L.L.P., a multi-specialty psychology group practice. Dr. Mintz is a Contributing Faculty member and Clinical Supervisor at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. His consulting practice includes sport and performance psychology services to scholastic, collegiate and elite amateur and professional athletes, as well as to senior business leaders. He provides sport psychology services to teams of the United States Olympic Committee, the Sports Medicine department of the Atlantic Health System, and university programs.

Dr. Mintz holds consultant certification by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry. He is Chairman of the Sport Psychology Committee of the New Jersey Psychological Association and a member of the Big Sky Group, a consortium of Sport Psychologists consulting to elite sport organizations, national governing bodies, and Division 1 collegiate programs. Dr. Mintz’s personal athletic career includes competing as a finalist at the National Collegiate Rowing Championships in the Men’s Heavyweight Eight, and a qualifier and competitor in the New Jersey State Open and Amateur Golf Championships, winner of the NJ State Four-Ball Championship as well as his Club Championship.

www.drmarshallmintz.com

 

 

 

         
           
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