Michael McGrane Selected to Lead Cross Country/Track and Field Teams

Michael McGrane Selected to Lead Cross Country/Track and Field Teams

NEWTON, Mass. (9/18/17) - Director of Athletics Kristy Walter is pleased to announce the hire of Michael McGrane, as head men's and women's cross country track and field coach.

"I'm excited to have Coach McGrane on board to lead our cross country and track and field programs," said Walter. "He brings with him a wealth of successful coaching experience from the Boston Athletic Association. He is anxious to share his knowledge with our student-athletes and I believe that he will be able to build on the success of our programs and take them to the next level."

McGrane comes to Lasell with a plethora of running experience, and currently works with the Boston Athletic Association (BAA). Since 2013, he has served as a coach for the BAA Running Club and Racing Team, and organizes weekly training as well. McGrane additionally recruits new regional talent, and manages content on the TeamBAA website, and social media accounts.  He also assists the BAA with the organization of the Boston Marathon, as well as their 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Mayor's Cup X-C events.

Prior to his arrival to Lasell, McGrane served as a running speciality sales representative for Adidas Group, Inc. from July 2005 - October 2011, and Saucony, Inc. May 2004 - June 2005.

McGrane was also the head coach of NAIA Mount Mercy College's Cross Country and Track & Field programs from January - May 2001.


McGrane graduated from Loras College in 1993 with Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, and a Masters in English Literature from the University of Northern Iowa in 1998.