Jan. 11, 2013
STORRS, Conn.- UConn men’s track and field head coach Greg Roy announced the hiring of Nick Stenuf as the Huskies assistant coach. Stenuf spent the fall of 2012 as a volunteer coach with the UConn women’s cross country team.
“Nick has thoroughly prepared himself for this opportunity. He brings a unique perspective, as he has been involved as a coach or competitor at Division I, II and III,” stated Roy. “Coming in midyear is tough, but already he has begun to have a positive impact on the program. I look forward to working side by side with Coach Stenuf as he truly begins his coaching career.”
Stenuf helped lead the UConn women’s cross country squad to its first ever NCAA Championships, earned its highest national ranking and was part of the coaching duo that earned BIG EAST Cross Country Staff of the Year.
Stenuf was a five-time Division III All-American at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. He was the programs first ever All-American in cross country and track and field, and the school’s first ever three-season All-American athlete. In 2006 he was named the Atlantic Coast Athlete of the year. He also served as a three year captain for the track and field team.
Upon graduating from Nazareth College with a degree in Business Education, Stenuf went on to Florida State University to complete a Master’s Degree in Sports Management. While at Florida State University, Stenuf competed post-collegiately and was a Graduate Manager with the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field program during the 2009-10 season.
For the past two years he has served as an intern and volunteer assistant at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. He helped assist the head coach in guiding the men’s cross country program to a Division II NCAA 12th place finish and one All-American Individual. This same All-American athlete, Stenuf helped guide to an NCAA qualifier in three different track events for the 2012 outdoor season.
Post-collegiate, he has qualified for three US Track and Field Championships (2009 Indoor 800, 2010 Indoor 1500, 2010 Outdoor 1500) running for Stotan Racing, out of Syracuse, N.Y.