Mazzone has produced over 70 cross-country all-conference alternatives
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech Director of Athletics Jamie Joss introduced Marc Small as the subsequent Head Coach of the Cross Nation and Indoor/Out of doors Observe packages and Pete Mazzone because the Affiliate Head Coach.
“We’re thrilled to broaden Marc’s function inside athletics with over 25 years as an achieved monitor coach to deliver a contemporary perspective and innovation to our program as he focuses on the sprinters, jumpers, and hurdlers, and we’re elated that Pete will proceed to leverage his huge distance teaching expertise in concentrating on our distance scholar-athletes,” Joss mentioned.
“We now have little doubt that this duo possesses the management, ardour, and experience to develop not solely the athletes’ bodily skills but in addition their educational and management expertise as we develop students, champions, and leaders.”
Small, who additionally serves because the Director of Athletic Partnerships & Promotions, got here to Florida Tech in March 2023 after serving because the Baccalaureate Packages Specialist/Athletic Teacher at Seminole State School of Florida.
Small has additionally served because the Director of Enterprise Growth and Govt Coach of the Orlando Observe Coach (OTC) program since 2019.
Previous to Seminole State, Small spent two years at Florida A&M because the Director of Observe & Discipline whereas additionally serving on the Retention Committee, NCAA Accelerating Tutorial Success Program Committee, and Alumni Outreach Coordinator.
Small started his teaching profession at Lake Superior State College in 2006, spending two years as a Observe & Discipline assistant and Energy and Conditioning Coordinator.
In 2008, Small returned to his alma mater, Tiffin College, the place he assisted in producing 70 nationwide qualifying marks, over 40 All-Convention alternatives, and 17 All-People.
He additionally had teaching stints at Keiser College and Lakeland School.
A former Division II Scholar-Athlete, Small was a member of Tiffin’s monitor & discipline group from 2002 to 2006 and led the then-NAIA Dragons to 3 consecutive American Mideast Convention championships. Upon graduating in 2006, he was a part of six college information and nonetheless ranks among the many prime 5 in a number of occasions.
Small graduated with a Bachelor of Science diploma in Enterprise Administration from Tiffin in 2006 and earned his Grasp’s in Training from Lake Superior State in 2008.
Pete Mazzone, who additionally serves because the Affiliate Athletic Director for Amenities and Tools, has been an lively member of the Florida Tech athletic division for the previous 37 years.
“I’m excited the boys’s cross nation and monitor program to be again to varsity standing at Florida Tech, and I’m wanting ahead to teaching again within the Sunshine State Convention,” mentioned Mazzone. “I’m additionally wanting ahead to working and training alongside Coach Small in serving to him construct this program into, what I do know, is usually a championship-caliber program.”
Over his tenure at Florida Tech, Mazzone has held quite a few positions, together with Assistant Athletic Director, Intramural Director, Energy Coach, Head Cross Nation and Observe & Discipline Coach, Affiliate Athletic Director, and Interim Athletic Director.
He grew to become the Assistant Athletic Director at Florida Tech in 1985 after which the Head Coach for the Males’s & Girls’s Cross-Nation groups seven years later in 1992.
In 1998, the boys’s group completed second, and the ladies’s group completed fourth within the SSC. For this, he was named the Sunshine State Convention Coach of the 12 months for the second time in three years.
From 2011 to 2015, Mazzone additionally served as the primary Head Coach of the Males’s and Girls’s Observe & Discipline groups, two packages he helped set up at Florida Tech.
Mazzone has produced over 70 cross-country all-conference alternatives, six NCAA Particular person qualifiers and led the 2012 males’s program to an NCAA Championship look.
Mazzone obtained his bachelor’s diploma in bodily training at Frostburg State (Maryland) in 1978. He obtained his grasp’s diploma in train science on the College of Central Florida in 1989.
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