Monroe College’s Lesleigh Hogg Named Region’s Indoor Track & Field Coach of the Year for the Second Consecutive Year

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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association also names Shirvon Greene its National Assistant Coach of the Year, and honors Monroe students Jaymes Dennison, Susan Ejore, and Breaisha Morton as the Atlantic Region's Top Track & Field Athletes

Our Women’s and Men’s teams have had an exceptional season, and it is heartening to see their incredible teamwork and talent throughout the season recognized by our USTFCCCA peers.

Monroe College, a national leader in educating urban and international students, today announced that Lesleigh Hogg was named the Atlantic Region Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). His colleague, Shirvon Greene, was named the Assistant Coach of the Year, taking both the regional and national title.

The USTFCCCA Coach and Athlete of the Year awards celebrate those who have excelled in their leadership, sportsmanship, and performance throughout the 2016 indoor track and field season. Votes cast by the hundreds of NJCAA coaches within the USTFCCCA membership determine the honorees. It is the second time that Hogg and Greene were recognized among coaches in the Atlantic Region, and the first time that Greene was chosen for the national title as well.

As further testament to the strength of Monroe College’s Indoor Track & Field Program, three Monroe College students were also recognized for their outstanding performance this season. Jaymes Dennison, who set a new school record in the 600 meters at Nationals this month, was named the region’s Male Track Athlete of the Year, while Susan Ejore, who won the 1000 meter and mile races at Nationals and was part of the winning distance medley team, was named the region’s Female Track Athlete of the Year. Breaisha Morton, who impressed all at Nationals with her winning 1.71 meter jump, was named the region’s Female Field Athlete of the Year.

“Our Women’s and Men’s teams have had an exceptional season, and it is heartening to see their incredible teamwork and talent throughout the season recognized by our USTFCCCA peers,” said Luis Melendez, Director of Athletics. “I congratulate all our coaches and student-athletes for a truly inspiring season.”

Head Coach Lesleigh Hogg has more than 32 years of professional coaching experience, including two with Monroe College. Throughout his career, he has coached nine Olympians representing four different countries. Monroe currently anticipates that five of its track and field athletes will be participating in their country’s Olympic trials this spring.

Assistant Coach Shirvon Greene, now in his eighth year of coaching distance events at Monroe, specializes in coaching the college’s long-distance sprinters, middle-distance runners, and cross country runners. A graduate of Monroe College and a former member of its track and field team, Greene won several NJCAA All-American awards and several distinguished Academic All-American awards as well.

About Monroe College

Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a real world learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation. Monroe is among the leading higher education institutions in the country for graduating minority students.

Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health Professions, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit http://www.monroecollege.edu

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