Day two from the American Athletic Conference Championships at Armory Collegiate in New York City, Feb. 28-March 1.
University of Connecticut men's track and field head coach Greg Roy announced the hiring of Renny Waldron as assistant coach for cross country and track and field on Thursday afternoon. Waldron will work primarily with distance runners in both the cross country and track and field programs.
"Renny brings a track record of success in recruiting and developing talent. His knowledge of and commitment to the sport will greatly benefit the kids in the distance program at UConn," Roy stated."As we compete this fall for the first time as the American Athletic Conference, the opportunity for coach Waldron and the cross country program is huge. I am confident he will capitalize on that opportunity."
Waldron, a graduate of UMass, enters Storrs with a vast amount of experience as he most recently served as a volunteer assistant at Harvard where he worked with the men's distance runners. Prior to working with the Crimson, Waldron served at the assistant track and field coach and cross country coordinator at Northeastern from 2006-12.
At Northeastern, Waldron saw 18 school records fall in the distance events and helped six individuals to CAA titles from 2010-12. He helped Northeastern to its highest-ever finish in the conference and mentored Eric Jenkins, who posted a pair of sub-four minute mile times and was the only freshman to qualify for the NCAA final in the 1,500 in 2011.
Prior to his time at Northeastern, Waldron served as the head cross country and track and field coach at nearby Cambridge Rindge and Latin from 2004-06. He oversaw the entire boys team and led them to eight Greater Boston League championships. Waldron has also spent time as a coach and featured speaker at the Green Mountain Running Camp and has worked with the New England Chapter of USA Track and Field, where he helped with the organization of meets and events.