J.J. Riese joined the Brown staff in October 2012. Riese coaches the sprints and hurdle events for men and women.
In five seasons at Brown, Riese has developed Ivy League individual champions in the 100 meter, 200 meter and 4x400 meter relay events. He has also coached student-athletes to 57 current top-10 performances and five school records.
Riese came to Brown from Syracuse University where he worked with sprints, hurdles, and jumps events. In 2012, Syracuse hurdler Jarret Eaton won Syracuse's first-ever individual NCAA Championship. Eaton also ran the second fastest 60-meter hurdles time in NCAA history (7.49). Riese also assisted in the development of Michael LeBlanc, who placed 10th in the 60m at the 2012 World Indoor Championships.
"I'm very excited to have a J.J. join our staff," says interim director of track and field Tim Springfield. "He brings tremendous passion and energy to coaching, and he has a very strong technical background as well. He will be a great asset to Brown Track and Field."
Riese graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2009 where he was a four-year letterwinner while earning his Bachelor's degree in education and history. Riese also holds a Master's Degree from California University of Pennsylvania in exercise science. He also assisted with academic programs at Syracuse.
Riese is certified by the National Strength and Condition Association and has completed USATF Coaching Association Level 1 training. Riese has been a featured clinician at multiple clinics and camps. He lives in Providence with his wife, Christina.