Former Penn runner Jaworski named men's, women's coach at Manhattanville
PURCHASE, N.Y. -– A standout runner at the Division I level with four years of coaching experience in Division III, Courtney Jaworski was named the second head coach of the Manhattanville men's and women's cross country and track & field teams, as announced by director of athletics Keith Levinthal.
"I want to thank Keith and the Athletics Department at Manhattanville College for the opportunity to lead a group of smart, determined and gifted student-athletes," Jaworski said. "I'm looking forward to guiding the cross country and track & field team members towards consistent individual and group success."
"I am very excited to have Courtney as the new leader of our cross country and track & field programs," Levinthal said. "He brings an impressive resume as a student-athlete and a very apparent enthusiasm for the sport, and I know that will make him a tremendous asset to the teams and to the athletics department. Our running programs at Manhattanville have great potential to succeed and Courtney is the right person to make that happen."
A USATF Level 1 Certified Cross Country and Track & Field Coach, Jaworski comes to Purchase after a two-year stint as the assistant cross country and track & field coach at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. He helped to manage all aspects of the Pioneer running program in his two years there, including training and practice preparation, managing home competitions, planning travel itineraries, fundraising and recruiting quality student-athletes. Individually, he helped to develop two All-NEWMAC athletes, three ECAC Track & Field qualifiers and a trio of All-New England Outdoor Track qualifiers.
As a student-athlete, Jaworski had a standout four-year career at the University of Pennsylvania. He was named a USTFCCCA first-team All-American after finishing seventh in the 800 meters at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, and also earned USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region Outdoor Track Male Athlete of the Year honors in 2005. A two-time Most Outstanding Male Athlete at the Ivy League Indoor Track & Field Championships and an eight-time All-Ivy League selection, he still holds the one-mile record at the Heptagonal Indoor Track & Field Championships and formerly held the 800-meter record as well in addition to being a part of Pennsylvania's school-record distance medley relay team. Off the track, Jaworski was also awarded Penn's Class of 1915 Award and the Makuu Jackie Robinson Award as a senior.
After graduation, Jaworski ran professionally with the Nike Oregon Track Club Elite program, Nike's premier Olympic development middle-distance/distance track & field team.
A native of Tacoma, Wash., Jaworski is a 2006 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in political science, and recently completed his master's degree in exercise and sport studies from Smith in 2013.