Brian Chabot is entering his 10th season as the Head Men's and Women's Track and Field Coach and first as the Head Cross Country Coach at WPI.
Under Chabot’s leadership the Track & Field team has produced 10 NCAA All-Americans, including four runner up performances, along 13 Academic All-America nods.
This past year saw Sydney Packard qualify for both championships in the 800-meter run, which featured an All-American performance at the outdoor event. Lea Strangio also qualified for the outdoor meet as did the men's 4x400-meter relay of Andrew Kelley, Alex Rus, Ryan Wittenberg and Warren Staver.
Chabot has seen the women’s team place in both national championships from 2013 to 2015, as well as five consecutive outdoor meets from 2013-2017. The Engineers finished a program best 18th during the 2013 outdoor season behind Julie Eagle and Laura Pumphrey's second-place tie in the high jump at the 2013 outdoor championship.
During the 2013-2014 campaign six women qualified for the NCAA championships, with graduate student Eagle placing third and second, respectively, in the high jump during the 2014 indoor and outdoor championships.
More recently, Liz Pellegrini was second in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2016 outdoor championships and was the NEWMAC Track Athlete of the Year in 2016. For his efforts, Chabot has been named the 2010 NEWMAC and NCAA Division III New England Women’s Coach of the Year, as well as the 2015 NCAA Division III New England Women's Coach of the Year and 2016 NEWMAC Coach of the Year.
The 2009, 2013 and 2016 NEWMAC Men’s Coach of the Year, along with the 2009 NCAA Division III New England Coach of the Year has continued to see his men’s team rank among the top programs in Division III New England. In 2017 the team finished second at the NEWMAC championship for the sixth straight year and seven out of the last nine.
Chabot served as an assistant coach for four years, working primarily with sprinters and jumpers, helping 38 of his athletes earn All-New England honors and eight garner All-ECAC distinctions.
Prior to joining the staff at WPI, Chabot coached Indoor Track and Field at his alma mater, St. John's High School in Shrewsbury from 2000-01. Under Chabot's tutelage, the Pioneers set school records in the mile and the 4x800 relay.
In college, Chabot was a standout cross country and track and field athlete at UMass-Amherst. Chabot was a two-year team captain in both sports for the Minutemen and received All-New England and All-IC4A distinctions on multiple occasions. He graduated from UMass in 1999 with a double-major in Psychology and History.