2017 NEWMAC Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year
Brian Chabot is entering his second campaign as the Head Cross Country Coach and 11th season as the Head Men's and Women's Track and Field Coach at WPI.
In Chabot's inaugural season, the women placed second at the NEWMAC Championships and finished 10th at the NCAA Division III New England Championships, and yielded NEWMAC Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year accolades. Sydney Packard was seventh at the conference meet and 23rd at the regional event to garner NEWMAC All-Conference and All-New England accolades, respectively. Also earning All-NEWMAC status were Ari Rozen, Emily Newman, and Lea Strangio. Newman led the team with a third USTFCCCA academic nod while Packard and Strangio were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Cross Country and Track & Field team. The women also tied two other years with eight NEWMAC Academic All-Conference nods.
On the men's side, Tristam Winship and Avery Ingegneri earned All-NEWMAC honors as the team once again took second at the conference championship. Winship went on to post a top 50 finish at the NCAA New England Regional. Academically, Jimmy Doty and Warren Staver secured their third NEWMAC Academic All-Conference certificates while Ingegneri and Tom Hanlon were honored for the first time.
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.