STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College Director of Athletics Brian Curtin is pleased to announce that Tom Dann has been named as the head coach of the Monks' Cross Country and Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field programs.
Since the first week of March, Dann has served as the interim head coach for all three teams.
Already the longest-tenured head coach in the history of the Saint Joseph's cross country program, Dann returns for his fourth stint as the Monks' skipper and will begin his 17th year at the helm in the fall of 2018.
Dann has been involved with the SJC track & field program since its inception in 2012 and was in his fourth year as an assistant when he was tabbed as the interim head coach before the start of the outdoor season.
"I am beyond excited to being selected to lead the Monks' cross country and track & field programs," adds Coach Dann. "I have been involved as a part-time coach at St. Joe's for many years, but I now have an opportunity to guide the program to my fullest ability and that has been a career goal of mine for quite some time. I want to thank our Athletic Director, Brian Curtin, as well as the college administration for this tremendous opportunity."
In 16 previous seasons (1992-93, 1998-09, 2014-15) at Saint Joseph's, he guided the women's squad to consecutive Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) titles (2007, 2008) and 19 of his runners accounted for 33 All-Conference honors.
Dann also led the men's team to a conference championship runner-up performance in 2007, the program's best GNAC finale finish to date, and was recognized by his peers as the GNAC Men's Coach of the Year in 2007 and the Women's Coach of the Year in 2008.
"I am very pleased that Tom will be moving to a full time role as the head coach of our cross country and track & field programs," adds Curtin. "His loyalty to these teams at Saint Joseph's is unmatched. His vast experience and knowledge, along with his attention to the development of student-athletes, will set up the programs for future success."