Jaclyn Sullivan '09 Named Boys Cross Country Coach

Norwich Free Academy has named Jaclyn Sullivan the new Boys Cross Country Head Coach. 
 
A three-sport athlete in cross country, indoor and outdoor track at Southern Connecticut State University, Sullivan also has experience coaching both sports. She is NFA’s current Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Assistant Coach. 
 
“I am excited and beyond grateful for the opportunity to take over as the head coach for the boys cross country team. I have had the good fortune to work with the boys and girls in the distance program for indoor and outdoor track and girls cross country for the past four years and am thrilled to continue growing NFA’s program. Chad (Johnson) has been an amazing coach and presence to our distance program and I don’t think anyone could fill his shoes, but I believe that I have the skills, passion, and experience to continue our program’s tradition of excellence. I have had the good fortune of learning under some excellent coaches and will use them for guidance and inspiration. In addition, I will draw from my own experiences as an athlete to encourage the NFA athletes to consistently learn and improve as an athlete and, most importantly, as a person,” says Sullivan.
 
Sullivan is a certified school counselor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Hartford. After working closely with high school athletes as a coach and developing a passion for working with young people+, Jaclyn chose to attend the University of Connecticut to earn a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology.
 
Athletic Director, Roy Wentworth, states, “I am excited to have Jaclyn in her new role. She is an established expert on distance running and has both a wealth of experience and familiarity with our athletes that should make for a smooth leadership transition.”