Mark Carroll elevated to Director of Athletic Programs & B.A.A. Head Coach
Sarah Dupré-Healy & Scott Cody Join as B.A.A. Running Club Coaches
BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced multiple coaching updates for the B.A.A. High Performance Team and B.A.A. Running Club.
Mark Carroll has been elevated to Director of Athletic Programs in addition to his ongoing role as Head Coach of the B.A.A.’s High Performance Team and Racing Team. Carroll has served as head coach since 2019, and guided four athletes to Olympic Trials performances on the track in 2021. Carroll will continue to be assisted by Morgan Uceny, who serves as both assistant coach and strength & conditioning coach.
Sarah Dupré-Healy and Scott Cody have joined as B.A.A. Running Club coaches. The pair will guide the more than 200 members who are part of the B.A.A. Running Club.
For more than a century, the B.A.A. Running Club has been a prominent and competitive club at the local, regional, and national level. Based in Boston, the B.A.A. Running Club features athletes of various ages and abilities striving to race their best in road races, on the track, and in cross country.
A former B.A.A. club member, Dupré-Healy competed at the international level for Canada and was a four-time NCAA Division I All-American at Providence College. She was the 2000 B.A.A. Mayor’s Cup Cross Country Champion, and has since become a USATF Level 1 Coach.
“As an athlete who has run for the B.A.A. in the past, I appreciate being part of such a renowned organization, one that values excellence in running along with a commitment to health, fitness and the community,” said Dupré-Healy. “I am excited for the opportunity to be part of such a strong B.A.A. coaching team, along with contributing to the development of other athletes within the club.”
Cody, also a Providence College graduate, has more than 25 years of coaching experience at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School and Cambridge Running Club. Cody has designed training plans for athletes from the high school to post-collegiate level, and also serves as a physical education and health teacher.
“I am very excited to join the staff at the B.A.A.” said Cody. “Having been a part of the Boston area running scene since I was a boy, I know very well what the B.A.A. has long meant to running here. It is an honor to get the opportunity to be part of the coaching staff. I look forward to meeting everyone and doing my part in helping to maintain the B.A.A.’s status as the leader of running and racing in New England.”
In addition to coaching changes, B.A.A. High Performance Team member Erika Kemp has joined the B.A.A. staff in a part-time capacity as Athletic Coordinator. Kemp will assist B.A.A. coaches and staff in the promotion and coordination of B.A.A. running initiatives. In 2021 Kemp won the USA Road Racing series title and ran personal bests from 1500m to 25K. Kemp served as co-anchor of Boston Marathon Live during race week last October, and has continued to lead as host of the virtual Boston Marathon Training Clinic Series presented by Amazon.
“I have had the privilege of being a member of the B.A.A. High Performance team for the past three years, and could not be more excited for the future of the club right now,” said Kemp. “I look forward to being part of the club’s growth, using my passion and interest in design and media in this position.”
The B.A.A. is sponsored by adidas, which provides comprehensive support for the organization’s High Performance team, running club, and mass-participatory events.
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