Russ Brennen is entering his 11th season as head coach of Babson's cross-country and track and field teams. A 1992 graduate of RIT, Brennen has not only led both programs to success on the field and track, but also in the classroom. With Brennan at the helm, Babson's cross-country squads have garnered 18 team and five individual national All-Academic awards, while the track and field teams have earned seven team and seven individual All-Academic honors.
Brennen has helped the Beavers claim seven all-conference awards during his tenure, including six in the last five years. Four of his harriers have earned All-New England honors since 2010 and Brennen helped Marina Capalbo '15, a two-time All-NEWMAC runner, become the program's first NCAA Division III Championship qualifier last fall.
After receiving his Master's degree from Syracuse University in 2001, Brennen spent the next three seasons as the assistant cross-country and track and field coach at Babson. During that time, he also served as a senior designer in the Office of Publications. He then took over the program as head coach in 2004.
In addition to collegiate coaching, Brennen has enjoyed great success working for TRACS, Inc., a well-established athletic consulting company, for the past 13 years. He has been involved with a wide variety of projects, including club-level coaching with the Cambridge Running Club and the Boston Running Club, a national powerhouse in cross-country and track. He has also worked on national and international projects like the John Hancock Elite Village for the Boston Marathon, the U.S. National Masters Track and Field Championships, and FILA's Discovery Kenya project.
Brennen ran competitively at both the high school and college levels, participating in indoor track, outdoor track, and cross-country at RIT. He has also competed in a total of seven marathons, including three in Boston.
|Season||NEWMAC Championship (Men)||NEWMAC Championship (Women)|
|2004||6th Place (166 Points)||8th Place (207 Points)|
|2005||6th Place (166 Points)||10th Place (302 Points)|
|2006||6th Place (150 Points)||10th Place (264 Points)|
|2007||7th Place (176 Points)||10th Place (263 Points)|
|2008||6th Place (161 Points)||9th Place (275 Points)|
|2009||5th Place (148 Points)||7th Place (201 Points)|
|2010||5th Place (136 Points)||6th Place (152 Points)|
|2011||4th Place (113 Points)||6th Place (168 Points)|
|2012||5th Place (130 Points)||9th Place (212 Points)|
|2013||4th Place (121 Points)||9th Place (226 Points)|
|Totals||10 Seasons||10 Seasons|