Sept. 28, 2005
Providence, RI - John Gregorek has announced his resignation as an assistant cross country and track coach at Brown University. As a member of the Bears' staff for the last 12 years, Gregorek helped lead the men's cross country team to its first Ivy League Heptagonal title in school history in 2003.
Under his guidance, several athletes won numerous individual cross country and track titles at the Heptagonal Championships, in addition to qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Gregorek coached Enda Johnson '03 to three straight NCAA Cross Country championship appearances while Jeff Gaudette '06 earned All-America honors in cross country in 2003 and 2004.
He brought 26 years of international experience in track, cross country and road-racing to the program. He represented the U.S. as a member of the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Teams in the 3000-meter steeplechase and has a 3:51.3 mile to his credit.
A 1982 graduate of Georgetown University, Gregorek was an eight-time All-American and was a champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 1981 World University Games and at the 1982 Indoor NCAA Championships. Gregorek captured the Ocean State Marathon title in 1995 with a time of 2:16, which qualified him for his fifth U.S. Olympic Trial.