Coach Ausema took over as head coach in 2007, after serving as assistant coach from 2004-2006. He was previously head track and cross country coach at a private school in Delaware, and was named New Castle County coach of the year in 1998. Under his direction the team has won six WCAC championships and three straight DCSAA championships. Coach Ausema was named the DC Coach of the Year by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Tom Kelly, Assistant Coach
A 2007 Gonzaga graduate and former captain and MVP of the cross country team, Coach Kelly ran at Fordham University. He currently races with the Georgetown Running Club.
Walter Krolman, Assistant Coach
Coach Krolman has more than 30 years of experience in coaching distance runners, including a stint with the highly-sucessful Georgetown University program.
Ariel Laguilles, Assistant Coach
Coach Laguilles runs regularly in area marathons and other road races. A certified distance coach by USATF, Coach Laguilles is also chair of Gonzaga's Modern and Classical Languages Department. Additionally, Coach Laguilles recently completed the first ever Ignatian Run. Click here to read about his historic run.
Tara Landy, Assistant Coach
Coach Landy ran in college for the University of Mary Washington and is actively involved in the local running scene, also working for Pacers running stores.
Conor Scott, Assistant Coach
Coach Scott ran high school country country in nearby Baltimore, and is now one of our full-time coaches. He also teaches AP Economics at Gonzaga.
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