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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 1 2016 Roster 2 Season Preview 3 The Coast Guard Academy 4-5 Coast Guard Superintendent 6 Director of Athletics 7 Athletics Facilities 8-9 Strength & Conditioning 10 Staff Directory 11 Coast Guard Soccer Coaching Staff 12-14 Player Bios 15-17 2015 Results 18 History 18 2016 Schedule Back Cover
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CGA_Bears SENIOR JAMES RIMMELE
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Name Colton Atkinson Ryan Brumm Ryan Condon Jakob Daubert Casey Dieter-Leeds Marquis Ebanks Christian Fields Andre Gallant Kyle Hansen Thomas Jordon Alex Kearney William Klein Jacob McGlumphy Ross Kolko John Riley Miller Timothy Oâ€™Loughlin Jacob Panning Caleb Patton James Rimmele Andrew Segalla Benjamin Taminger Caleb Teachout Zachary Velasquez
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Hometown Mariette, Ga. Apple Valley, Minn. Rosemount, Minn. Pasadena, Md. Willimantic, Conn. Key West, Fla. Lake Harmony, Pa. Woodbridge, Va. Cumberland, Maine Doylestown, Pa. Stanton, Va. Andover, Mass. Stone Creek, Ohio Vienna, Va. Naperville, Ill. Tampa, Fla. Fort Wayne, Ind. West River, Md. Red Bank, N.J. Bellevue, Iowa Midlothian, Va. Concord, Ga. Chula Vista, Ca.
Staff Head Coach: Ethan Brown (5th season) Assistant Coaches: Greg Ahnrud, Brendan Wilkins, Jayna McCarron, Andrew Armstrong Captains: Caleb Teachout & James Rimmele
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championship last season. “Both James & Christian have the potential to tighten Coast Guard will return four of its top seven runners from the 2015 New England up our lead pack and help strengthen our team,” said head coach Ethan Brown. Regional Championships. “With some key loses, I still anticipate us Seniors Caleb Teachout and Zachary to be competitive in the conference aiming Velasquez are the top two returning to take a top three spot in the conference runners for the Bears. They finished #2 and match our performance or improve at and #3 at the New England Regional regionals,” added Brown. Championships posting a 26:01 and 26:05 Sophomores Colton Atkinson and respectively. We’ll be looking to Caleb and Alex Kearney made big improvements Zach to set the pace for the team. They through the 2015 Cross Country season have the potential to be some of the top runners in both the conference and region. that continued into both the Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field seasons posting Teachout and Velasquez made some big PR’s in the 5000 meters of 15:50 and 15:52 gains in the Outdoor Track & Field season respectively. to help bring them to a new level in cross The Bears welcome eleven freshmen to country season. Teachout posted the team’s the team and many of which are adjusting top 1500 meter performance of 3:57 while Velasquez ran away with the team’s fastest well to the program. There’s a lot of talent among our freshmen and a lot could 10,000 meter race at 32:18. happen. I think it’s possible to see some Teachout and Velasquez made some big of them within our top ten and possibly in gains in the Outdoor Track & Field season scoring contention. Among the freshmen to help bring them to a new level in cross country season. Teachout posted the team’s is Thomas Jordon (16:24), Riley Miller (4:22/15:47), Andre Gallant (4:32/15:57), top 1500 meter performance of 3:57 while Velasquez ran away with the team’s fastest Andrew Segalla (4:38/16:26), and Jacob Panning (16:15). 10,000 meter race at 32:18. “Since day one, everyone’s been working Coast Guard, which placed third as a team at the NEWMAC Championship last season, hard and progressing well in our training,” said Brown. “We are really focused on each will also return junior Christian Fields (27:35 6th for CGA at NEWMACs) and James workout as we get ready for the second half of the season.” Rimmele (27:39 7th for CGA at NEWMACs), who ran for the Bears at the regional
COAST GUARD ACADEMY One of the smallest of the five U.S. Military Academies Four-Year Bachelorâ€™s of Science degree program Founded in 1876 aboard the schooner Dobbin Highly selective admissions standards No tuition, traditional application process No congressional nomination necessary Education includes academics, physical fitness, character and leadership development 85 percent of graduates choose to serve beyond their five-year commitment Two graduates have been NASA Astronauts 80 percent of graduates go to graduate school (most paid for by Coast Guard
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COAST GUARD QUICK FACTS The Coast Guard Academy has 25 Intercollegiate sports (12 men’s, 10 women’s, 3 co-ed) The Bears have been members of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in 15 sports since 1999 Coast Guard has won NEWMAC championships in Volleyball, Men’s Swimming, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Crew and Softball Teams have competed in the ECAC Championship tournament in men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball and softball in the past five years The Bears have advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite 8 in both Volleyball (2006) and Men’s Basketball (2007-08) COAST GUARD ACADEMY CORPS OF CADETS DEMOGRAPHICS - about 1,000 cadets enrolled - 48 states and 11 foreign nations represented - 100% of students housed on campus - 20 NCAA Division III athletic teams - 31% of cadets are women - 22% of cadets are minorities - 1 faculty member for every 8 students - 19 Cadets in an average class
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REAR ADMIRAL JAMES E. RENDON ACADEMY SUPERINTENDENT SECOND YEAR Rear Admiral Rendon assumed the duties of the 41st Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, June 1, 2015. He reported to the Academy after serving as Director, Joint Interagency Task Force West (JIATF West), the U.S. Pacific Command’s executive agent for planning and conducting counter-drug strategy in an area of operations covering more than 105 million square miles. Prior to this assignment, Rear Admiral Rendon served as Assistant Superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy, the Superintendent’s direct representative to oversee day-to-day operations. Prior to his first Academy assignment, he served as Director of Staff to the Vice Commandant. Rear Admiral Rendon is a surface operations specialist with a diverse list of assignments over his 28 year Coast Guard officer
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career. He served as Commander, Sector Northern New England in Portland Maine, as well as, Chief Response, Fifth Coast Guard District in Portsmouth, Virginia. Rear Admiral Rendon is a cutterman with afloat tours as Deck Watch Officer aboard Durable, a 210-foot cutter home-ported in Brownsville, Texas; Executive Officer aboard the Patrol Boat Ocracoke in Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, and Commanding Officer of the Surface Effect Ship Petrel in Key West, Florida. Other operational ashore assignments consist of staff advisor, Seventh Coast Guard District Intelligence and Law Enforcement Branch in Miami, Florida, Operations Officer for Group Key West, Florida, as well as Commander, Coast Guard Group Mayport in Northeast Florida. Rear Admiral Rendon served as Aide de Camp to the 20th Commandant of the Coast Guard. He also completed a Congressional Fellowship in our nation’s Capital, where he worked for the House of Representatives, Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources, followed by a two-year assignment as Drug Policy Advisor to the Speaker of the House. Rear Admiral Rendon’s personal awards include a Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (6), Coast Guard Commendation Medal (3), Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and a variety of other unit awards and service ribbons. He is authorized to wear the Cutterman’s Insignia and the Boat Forces Operations Insignia. A 1983 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, Rear Admiral Rendon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois. He also completed study at the National War College, Class of 2005, where he earned a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy.
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TIM FITZPATRICK DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS SIXTH YEAR Tim Fitzpatrick is in his sixth year as Director of Athletics at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and on his watch the USCGA’s athletic program has seen growth in several key areas. In addition to securing a comprehensive, five-year shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America for the academy’s 23 NCAA sports, has overseen a rebranding initiative that has resulted in new logos and marks and created an athletic booster organization (the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Bear Club). Under Fitzpatrick’s guidance, the department produced its first-ever women’s professional development seminar (the Women’s LeadHERship Symposium) for female USCGA athletic staff members as well as attendees from colleges and universities throughout New England, and has launched an external program for sale of corporate sponsorships and partnerships. Fitzpatrick was the Director of Athletics at Texas A&MCorpus Christi for two years prior to his arrival at USCGA, after spending the previous four years as the Deputy Athletic Director at Indiana University. At Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, Fitzpatrick secured major gifts for construction of a new outdoor tennis center, as well as renovation of the university’s baseball and softball stadiums. He additionally served on the NCAA’s Division I Women’s Basketball Issues Committee while in south Texas, and executed a strategic plan which increased the department’s corporate sponsorship revenue by nearly 40%.
Additionally, he negotiated a 6-year, $21,000,000 shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America and administered the Hoosiers’ multi-media partnerships with Learfield Sports and the Big Ten Network. During his tenure, Indiana realized a ticket sales revenue increase of 15-percent over annual budgeted projections. Fitzpatrick came to IU after spending the previous five years as COO and associate athletics director for external operations at the U.S. Military Academy. Fitzpatrick directed a fundraising effort that saw Army’s “A Club” donor base grow from 750 to 6,700 and annual giving grow from $500,000
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He arrived at West Point from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where he served as the associate athletics director for external affairs and executive director of the athletic foundation. Fitzpatrick’s work at Charlotte resulted in a 26-percent increase in annual gifts and a 39-percent increase in planned gifts. Prior to Army and Charlotte, Fitzpatrick served in a similar role at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to serving as the men’s basketball sport administrator, he directed a staff that generated a school record $1.4 million in sponsorship revenue and a $125,000 increase in annual giving. Fitzpatrick was a senior associate athletics director at the University of North Texas from May 1994 to June 1996. He was instrumental in UNT’s transition from NCAA Division I-AA football to the Big West Conference, and during the 1994 football season, North Texas was one of three programs nationally to have every football game televised in its home market. This local television package generated more than $700,000 in corporate sponsorship revenue. He gained considerable experience as Assistant Commissioner of the Southwest Conference from 199294. Fitzpatrick negotiated a $2.25 million, three-year men’s basketball tournament title sponsorship with the Dr. Pepper Company, and he also oversaw the league’s national and local television syndication efforts. Fitzpatrick began his athletic administration career as the assistant marketing director at Army before moving on to Virginia Commonwealth as the director of marketing and Ticket Sales (1984-87) and Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Public Relations from 1987-92. A 1981 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a bachelor’s degree in English, Fitzpatrick earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University in 1982.
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While at Indiana, he was responsible for internal administration of the department, oversaw capital construction and facilities management, and had oversight of the football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs. Additionally, Fitzpatrick managed IU’s external units, including marketing, ticket operations, licensing, merchandising, website, and publications.
to $1.8 million. He also cultivated the Army Sports Network from two radio stations to 18, including 50,000-watt ESPN 1050 in New York City. During his tenure at West Point, corporate sponsorship revenue jumped from $250,000 to $920,000 annually.
COAST GUARD ACADEMY NITCHMAN TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX The Track & Field Complex was constructed in the summer of 2007 first used for the men’s and women’s soccer games that Fall. The FieldTurf surface lies on the banks of the beautiful Thames River and is also home to the men’s and women’s track & field program.
COMMANDER JOHN MERRIMAN GYM Merriman Gymnasium is home to the women’s volleyball program and the men’s and women’s basketball programs. The gym holds three basketball courts used for varsity practices and games, as well as intramural competition. The 1200-seat facility has been home to numerous league and regional championships. ROLAND POOL Roland Pool is home to our men’s and women’s swimming and diving program. The eight-lane, 50-yard pool is also used daily for athletic training programs for our cadet-athletes, physical education courses, as well as military training programs necessary to carry out the missions of the Coast Guard for all cadets.
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NITCHMAN BASEBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the Coast Guard Academy baseball team. The picturesque view from the field overlooks the Thames River.
NITCHMAN SOFTBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the softball team. The Bears have enjoyed tremendous success winning three of the last four NEWMAC tournament championships and going to the NCAA tournament four straight seasons (20092012).
CADET MEMORIAL FIELD Cadet Memorial Field was made into a FieldTurf surface in 2004 as a gift from the Class of 1952. The facility features a twostory press box that includes two coaches rooms, a room for radio broadcasting and video recording, space for media personnel, and two lounge lounge areas for additional seating. The 1500seat stadium overlooks the Thames River and the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.
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Coast Guard Athletics has two weight rooms, each featuring state-of-theart equipment for our cadets and cadet-athletes to use to improve their overall health and fitness. The facility in Roland Hall is dedicated to freeweight exercising while our Billard Hall facility holds our nautilus, cardio, and other guided machine equipment.
Strength and Conditioning Coach Hassell, in her second season at the Coast Guard Academy, was most recently the fitness manager at XSport Fitness in Chicago. She has a degree in Self-Designed Sports Science from Beloit College in Wisconsin where she was the class president as well as master’s degrees in Health and Physical Education from Valdosta State and Sports and Fitness Management from Troy University.
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She was the tactical strength and conditioning coach at Fort Bragg from 2013-2104 and prior to that the strength and conditioning coach at IMG Academy in Florida from 2011-2013. Hassell began her career as the strength and conditioning graduate assistant at Georgia Southern during the 2004-2005 academic year before moving onto Valdosta State as graduate assistant for two years. She then served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Troy University from 2007-2011 before taking the position at IMG Academy. Hassell played for both the Chicago Force and the Atlanta Xplosion Women’s of the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL) and her Atlanta team won the 2006 IWFL Championship. She was also a member of the US Virgin Islands Women’s National Basketball team practice squad.
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Name Tim Fitzpatrick Dan Rose Chris Parsons Art Lamoureux Jason Southard Casey McGarvey Andrea Stewart Donna Koczajowski Katherine Bossardet Jen Meuse Vi Oliver Bruce Cobb Dave Fraboni
ATHLETIC TRAINING Name Ken Niedzwiecki Maura Gillon Jake Ibey Justin Bolton Shaakira Hassell
Name C.C. Grant Mike Turgeon
Name Bill George Dana Fleischmann C.C. Grant Ray LaForte Jay Driscoll Chris Strand Dave Ratner Don Miller
MEN’S BASKETBALL Name Kevin Jaskiewicz Bob Bono Grant Johnson Joe Cyr
MEN’S CREW Name Bill Randall
Name Ethan Brown Greg Ahnrud Mariette Ogg
Title Head Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Strength & Conditioning Coach
Phone 860-444-8619 860-701-6415 860-701-6416 860-701-6617 860-701-6623
Title Head Coach Assistant Coach
Phone 860-701-6132 860-444-8588
Title Director of Rowing/Head Coach
Name Matt Nakagawa
Title Head Coach
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Name Title Richard Hawkins Shooting Sports Coach
Name Doug Clark Jack Neades Brian Swingly
Phone 860-444-8577 860-701-6291 860-444-8325
Name Alex Ivansheck Jessica Farley Scott Hawk Catherine Lewis
Title Director of Sailing Head Offshore Coach Head Intercollegiate Coach
Title Phone Head Coach 860-701-6594 Assistant Coach 860-701-6960 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach
Name Bill Randall Jodi Hope
Title Director of Rowing Head Coach
Phone 860-444-8679 860-803-4435
Name Mary Heneberry
Title Head Coach
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Name Susan Grant Beth Nakagawa Andrea Giuliano Katie Shveda Anthony Occhialini
Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8582 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Goalkeeper Coach
WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Name John Westkott Mary Westkott Ken Pancoast
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Name Mike Bynon Ashley Coyle
Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Diving Coach
Phone 860-444-8586 860-701-6374
Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8589 Assistant Coach
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Name Title Phone Name Ray LaForte Head Coach 860-701-6805 Ethan Brown Dave Fraboni Assistant Coach Greg Ahnrud Mike Higbie Assistant Coach Mariette Ogg Pat Powers Assistant Coach WRESTLING MEN’S SOCCER Name Name Title Phone Kevin Bratland Chris Parsons Head Coach 860-701-6197 Patrick McCarney Assistant Coach Anthony Occhialini Goalkeeper Coach
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Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8586 Assistant Coach 860-701-6374 Diving Coach
Name Title Phone Donna Koczajowski Head Coach 860-444-8604 Dana Fleischmann Assistant Coach Erin Miller Pitching Coach
Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8590 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach
Name John Westkott Mary Westkott Ken Pancoast
Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8584 Co-Defensive Coordinator/ 860-444-8605 Recruiting Coordinator Co-Defensive Coordinator 860-444-8581 Offensive Coordinator 860-701-6805 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Title Head Coach Associate Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach
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Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8590 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Title Head Coach
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Title Phone Director of Athletics 860-444-8600 Associate AD/Director of 860-701-6798 Physical Education Associate AD for Compliance 860-701-6197 and Admissions Support Assistant AD for Operations 860-444-8601 Director of Media Relations 860-701-6800 Media Relations Assistant SWA/Travel Coordinator 860-701-6799 SWA/Director of Club Sports 860-444-8604 Associate Office Manager 860-444-8600 Director of Special Projects 860-444-8344 Administrative Assistant 860-444-8580 Equipment Manager 860-444-8606 Equipment Manager 860-444-8663
ETHAN BROWN HEAD COACH FIFTH SEASON
Ethan Brown begins his fifth season as head coach of the men’s cross country team, while he is in his sixth season as the head coach of men’s & women’s track & field and eighth season directing the women’s cross country team. Coast Guard’s track & field and cross country teams are beginning to build momentum on the regional and national stage. Since taking over the helm of both cross country, the men’s and women’s cross country team placed as high as ninth and 12th respectively. Brown was named the NEWMAC Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2013 as he led the Bears to a second place finish, their best in the last three seasons while the team went on to finish ninth at the New England Championships, the Bears best finish since 2005. On the track and in the field, several athletes have gone on to represent Coast Guard at regional meets in both cross country and track & field, while 6 have earned All America honors including 4-time All-American in the hurdles, Adam Scalesse. Prior to becoming head coach at Coast Guard, Brown served as an Assistant Coach for Track & Field for two years, working primarily with Sprinters, Jumpers and Multi-Eventers, helping 32 athletes on to All-Region honors and Carl Luxhoj to earn AllAmerica honors three times in the long and triple jump. Prior to joining the staff at Coast Guard, Brown was an assistant coach for both cross country and track & field at Babson College from 2006-2008. While at Babson, Brown helped guide 16 athletes on to NCAA regional qualifiers and 17 track athletes to the ECAC Championships. Before arriving at Babson, Brown served as an assistant coach for the men’s track & field team at his alma matter, Springfield College from 2003-2005. During his time at Springfield, brown primarily worked with Sprints & Jumps where he coached several athletes to regional honors and 6 athletes to earn All-America honors in the 400 meters, 4x400, long jump, and high jump.
In college, Brown was a standout at Springfield College where he was a two-time All-New England high jumper. In 2001, he qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships where he finished 12th. He holds a Master’s of Education in Sports Management from Springfield College and professional certifications including; Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist from the NSCA and USA Track & Field (USATF) Level I and Level II (Jumps) certified coach.
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GREG AHNRUD ASSISTANT COACH FOURTH SEASON Greg Ahnrud is in his fourth season as a cross country and track and field assistant coach at the Coast Guard Academy. Ahnrud served as an assistant coach for both cross country and track & field at Rhode Island College from 2009-2012 where the women’s team set 18 individual records and five relay school records and the men’s team set 13 individual records and eight relay school records during his time at the school. The last two seasons, the RIC men’s outdoor track team had its best finishes at the New England Championships, placing 10th in 2011 and seventh last season of the over 50 schools competing. Ahnrud competed for the Rhode Island College cross country and track programs from 2006-08 after transferring in from Assumption College. During his time as an athlete at RIC, he served as a team captain and was a middle distance event specialist where he earned New England Alliance Conference honors several times. During the cross country season, he was one of their top runner’s at the conference and regional stages. Coach Ahnrud holds both a USATF Level 1 and Level 2 (distance) coaching certificate. His coaching background is also highlighted with experience in strength training and gait analysis.
BRENDAN WILKINS ASSISTANT COACH SECOND SEASON Brendan is in his first year as an assistant coach with the Coast Guard cross country team and second with track and field program where he works with the jumpers and sprinters. He worked with the jumpers at Stonington High School in 2012 and holds USA Track & Field Level 1 Coaching Certification. A 2014 graduate of Ithaca College with a degree in Environmental Studies, he was a four-year member of the track and field team and served as team captain during his senior season. Wilkins was an ECAC Championship qualifier in the high jump both indoors and outdoors.
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CHRISTOPHER ARMSTRONG OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE/ASSISTANT COACH THIRD SEASON LCDR Armstrong, a 2001 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, will serve as the Officer Representative and assistant coach for the men’s and women’s cross country team. While in High School, Armstrong ran cross country and track & feld where he specialized in distance events. At the Academy, he continued his running on both the cross country and track & field teams. After graduation, he headed to Coast Guard Cutter Bear from 2001 to 2003 where he was Student Engineer, Damage Control Assistant, and Assistant Engineer Officer. He was qualified Engineering Officer of the Watch, Deck Watch Officer, and Boarding Team Member. In 2003 he headed to the University of Rhode Island to pursue his Masters Degree. From 2005-2008, LCDR Armstrong headed to CG Headquarters where he was assigned as the C4IT Project Manager for the new National Security Cutters being constructed. He over saw the design and installation of over $300 million of equipment on each asset. In 2009 He fleeted up to the Deputy C4IT Acquisition Planner where he was responsible for outlining a $2.3 billion strategic acquisition plan for C4IT equipment on all CG assets over the next 20 years. In 2009, LCDR Armstrong reported to Electronic Systems Support Unit Miami (ESU) as the Operations Officer; overseeing 24/7 operational readiness of all C4IT equipment in the D7 Area of Responsibility. In 2011, LCDR Armstrong was fleeted up to be the Executive Officer of ESU Miami where he was responsible for executing a $2 million budget annually and overseeing 225 personnel. LCDR Armstrong reported CGA in the summer of 2013 where he currently teaches in the Electrical Engineering Section. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor’s and Master’s Certificate in IT Project Management from The George Washington University School of Business. LCDR Armstrong is a 2008 Copernicus Award Recipient from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).
JAYNA MCCARON ASSISTANT COACH SECOND SEASON
Jayna graduated from CGA in 2007 as a civil engineer and spent 4 years on CG cutters (in CA and MS), 2 years at a special assignment (in WA) and then 2 years in graduate school (in NY) before returning to the Academy to be the Alfa Company Officer. Alfa Company’s mission at the Academy is “health and wellness”. She hails, originally, from Lunenburg, MA and has a dog, Max who also has four years of sea time. She has always loved running and hopes to be a lifelong athlete!
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CORY FAGAN ASSISTANT COACH FIRST SEASON LT Fagan, originally from Middletown, Conn., is in his first season as an assistant coach. He graduated the Coast Guard Academy in 2011 with a BSCE. While at the Academy, he was a member of the cross country and track teams. After graduation, his first assignment was a Student Engineer and Deck Watch Officer on CG Cutter DEPENDABLE home ported in Cape May, NJ. Cory was then assigned to CG Civil Engineering Unit in Juneau, AK where he served as a construction project manager throughout the state. He obtained his MSCE from the University of Illinois in 2016, and is now assigned at the CG Academy Facility Engineering Department.
MYLES MCCARTHY ASSISTANT COACH FIRST SEASON Lieutenant Myles McCarthy, in his first season as an assistant coach, graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 2012 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. As a cadet, Myles was a four year runner on the Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field teams, earning multiple NEWMAC accolades. Before returning to the Academy as a teacher, Myles served onboard Coast Guard cutters in Wilmington, NC and Kodiak, AK. He performed Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, and Aids to Navigation missions along the East Coast, Eastern Caribbean, Gulf of Alaska, and Bering Sea. At the Academy, Myles is an instructor in the Professional Maritime Studies Branch where he teaches navigation to Third Class cadets.
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JAMES RIMMELE SENIOR RED BANKS, NEW JERSEY Rimmele will be serving as one of two captains for the upcoming 2016 season. He will look to be a consistent contributor this season, with PR’s of 9:11 in the 3K and 15:56 in the 5K. The Management major is the son of Art and Maria Rimmele. BEFORE CGA In high school Rimmele ran for Vic Bayers Jr.... Captain for both cross country and track teams...Honor roll all through high school...Grandfather served in Coast Guard during World War II. GETTING TO KNOW JAMES The most used app on Rimmele’s phone is Clash of Clans. If he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be President Obama. His favorite actor is Andy Samberg and his favorite pro sports team in teh New York Yankees. If he could visit any stadium in the world it would the be the Colosseum.
CALEB TEACHOUT SENIOR CONCORD, GEORGIA Caleb placed 24th at the NEWMAC Championship last season with a time of 27:18, he was the fifth Coast Guard finisher as the Bears placed third as a team. Teachout was the second finisher for Coast Guard at New Englands running 26:01.9 helping Coast Guard to a 13th place finish. He is the son of Herman and Tami Teachout and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering. BEFORE CGA Teachout ran cross country and track at Pike County (Ga.) for coach Andy Landers … was a two-time captain for his high school cross country team … has one brother, Brian (20), and one sister, Andrea (22) … brother is currently enrolled at West Point.
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GETTING TO KNOW CALEB Caleb’s favorite professional sports team is the Green Bay Packers and his favorite actor is Eddie Murphy. His favorite place to visit is the Caribbean and his favorite book is Lone Survivor. If he could meet anyone, living or deceased, it would be Noah.
ZACHARY VELASQUEZ SENIOR CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA Zachary, who has earned all-New England and All-NEWMAC (2) honors, was the third finisher for the Bears at the NEWMAC Championships (26:59). Velasquez was also the third finisher for Coast Guard at the New England Championships crossing the line in 70th place (26:05.3). He is the son of Ken and Anne Velasquez and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering. BEFORE CGA Velasquez was a two-sport athlete at Otay Ranch (Calif.) High, running cross country for coach Ian Cumming … also a member of the school’s track team … three-time cross country captain and two-time track captain … has two brothers, Brandon (24) and Ryan (16) … his grandfather served in the Army and his uncle is a Marine. GETTING TO KNOW ZACHARY Zachary’s favorite movie is Robin Hood: Men in Tights and his favorite TV show is Samurai Jack. His favorite restaurant is In-N-Out while his favorite place to visit is Yosemite National Park. He is a fan of the San Diego State University Aztecs. If he could meet anyone, living or deceased, it would be Mahatma Gandhi.
CHRISTIAN FIELDS JUNIOR LAKE HARMONY, PENNSYLVANIA After a promising cross country season during his sophomore year, Fields will look to jump into the top seven season and be a consistent scorer for the Bears this season. The son of Ken and Nancy Fields is a management major.
BEFORE CGA Fields ran at Jim Thorpe Area High School for coach Drew Benyo...Four year team MVP and three time captain...top 5% of class and National Honor Society Vice Presient...one brother, Nathan, attends Navy and is on the crew team... father is in the Army and uncle, Raymond Benedict, is serving in the Navy. GETTING TO KNOW CHRISTIAN If Christian could meet anyone, living or deceased, it would be Ronald Reagan. The most used app on his phone is Snapchat and his favorite snack food is pizza rolls. Gields biggest pet peeve is bad drivers and if he could visit any place it would be Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
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COLTON ATKINSON SOPHOMORE MARIETTE, GEORGIA Atkinson was the second finisher for the Bears at the ECAC Championships last season covering the 8k course in 28:54.09. He has a PR of 15:50 5K and looks to be a key contributor this season. The Civil Engineering major is the son of Gene and Paige Atkinson. BEFORE CGA Colton ran at Marietta High School for Jack Coleman ... Georgia state cross country team champ ... Also member of indoor and outdoor track team ... High honors graduate ... Uncle is in the Air Force and Grandfather was also served in the Air Force while Grandfather served in the Army. GETTING TO KNOW COLTON Atkinsonâ€™s favorite athlete is Louis Zamperini and his favorite pro sport team is the Atlanta Falcons. His biggest pet peeve is people who are always in a bad mood or complaining and the most used app on his phone is snapchat. If he could meet anyone dead or alive it would be Buddha.
ALEX KEARNEY SOPHOMORE STANTON, VIRGINIA Kearney was the Bears top finisher last year at the ECAC chanpionships running to a 68th place finish. Kearney has a life time PR of 15:52 in the 5K and looks to make a jump to the top seven this season. The Operations Research and Computer Analysis major is the son of Mark and Sonia Kearney. BEFORE CGA Ran at Robert E. Lee High School for David Marino ... All-State in cross country and indoor and outdoor track... Served as captain for all three team...Brother Zack also ran at the Academy and currently an Ensign...Father is retired Navy.
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GETTING TO KNOW ALEX If Kearney could visit any place on earth he would go to the Colosseum. The most used app on his phone is snapchat and his biggest pet peeve is people who do not forgive each other. If he could meet anyone, living or deceased, it would be Abraham Lincoln.
2015 RESULTS --- 3rd Place at NEWMAC Championship Date Opponent
@ Trinity Invitational - @ Wickham Park
@ Purple Valley Invitational
10th Place - 305 Pts.
@ Paul Short Invitational
30th Place - 804 Pts.
@ James Early Invitational - @ Westfield State
15th Place - 432 Pts.
@ Conn. College Invitational
@ NEWMAC Championship - @ Smith College
@ ECAC Championship - @ Westfield State
19th Place - 525 Pts.
@ N.E. Division III Championship - @ Williams
13th Place - 395 Pts.
7th Place - 192 Pts. 3rd Place - 82 Pts.
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY HISTORY Team Finishes at NCAA’s 1977 1978 1979 1989 2000
34th place 12th place 21st place 20th place 17th place
All-Americans John Thacker Daniel Oliver Marc Akus Marc Akus
1975 1978 1998 2000
All-ECAC Dan Oliver Jeff McCarthy Walt Petig Adam Morrison Frank Pierce
1978 1981 1987 1994 1996
(19th place) (16th place) (31st place) (28th place)
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
All-New England Jeff Gross 1974 John Thacker 1974, 1975 Daniel Oliver 1978 Dave Stalters 1979 Jeff McCarthy 1981 Kevin Crawley 1983, 1984 Dan Goettle 1989 Patrick Downey 1990 Douglas Ebbers 1990 Michael MacMillan 1994 Jason Beatty 1994, 1995 Daniel Bozung 1995 Frank Pierce 1995, 1996 Dustin Blair 1996 Jeff Rasnake 1998 Marc Akus 1998, 1999, 2000 Ian Bartonicek 2000, 2001, 2002 Ken Burgess 2002 Matt Dowthit 2002 Mike Flint 2004, 2005, 2006 Gerald Newtown 2005 Mike Haas 2008 Gary Ezzo 2012, 2013 Zach Velasquez 2014
All-NEWMAC Chris Reglaski Mike Sharp Jeff Rasnake Marc Akus Ian Bartonicek Chris Keene Matt Dowthit Ken Burgess Ben Spector Stacy Dawson Brian Ward Mike Flint Matthew Perkins Jeremy Yandell Brian Monaghan Gerald Newton Eric Laurel Michael Persun
1996 1998 1998, 1999 1999, 2000 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 1999 2001, 2002 2001, 2002 2002 2002, 2003 2002 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 2003 2003, 2004, 2005 2004 2004, 2005 2005, 2007 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Zach Henninghausen 2007, 2008 Mike Haas 2008 Andrew Price 2008, 2010 Kevin O’Brien 2009, 2010 Nate Crum 2010 Trevor Sipirek 2010, 2011 Joe Hill 2011 Gary Ezzo 2011, 2012, 2013 Zach Velasquez 2013, 2014 Joe O’Connell 2013 Jon Lash 2013, 2014 Stephen Horvath 2013 Gilliam Hill 2015
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