Michael Pieroni, Head Coach
Head Coach Michael Pieroni has helped expand the Boston Athletic Association's rich tradition of athletic accomplishment. As a former competitive runner himself, together with his valuable experience as a coach and extensive knowledge of the New England running community, Coach Pieroni assists B.A.A. athletes in their development and improvement. Pieroni joined the B.A.A. in the fall of 1997, following a decorated four-year stint as an assistant coach with the Boston Running Club.
"Working with you to achieve your athletic goals and aspirations is my main objective, and the continued success of the B.A.A. Running Club is my primary mission. Strong support from the B.A.A. and adidas continues to make for a top-flight program. Assistant coach Suzanne Walmsley contributes to our philosophy of fielding competitive teams and reaching individual performance goals."
Suzanne Walmsley, Assistant Coach
Working closely with Head Coach Michael Pieroni, Suzanne oversees the training programs of our many road racers and marathoners, most of whom train for the Boston Marathon. Suzanne has been a competitive runner for more than fifteen years, highlighted by her All-American status in college. She has benefited from a number of training programs and coaching styles, and she offers the B.A.A. a training philosophy consistent with the expectations and needs for individual improvement.
Terry Shea, Assistant Coach
Shea has coached at the high school level and has been generous in offering guidance to post-collegiate distance runners. A true student of the sport, Shea has a strong knowledge of various training programs and is able to translate that knowledge to athletes for their benefit. A graduate of Bucknell University, he came to boston in 2000 and joined the B.A.A. He has twice qualified for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, and boasts a 2:20:52 personal best, and has been the top Massachusetts finisher in the Boston Marathon. Besides individual accolades, Terry has been a mainstay on winning B.A.A. teams from New England Championships to the Boston Marathon. Shea holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and is currently employed as a Bioinformtic Assembly Analyst at The Broad Institute in Cambridge.