James Martin was named Head Coach of the men's and women's cross country team in 2010.
A 2003 graduate of Lasell College, Coach Martin has been working with the Lasers as an assistant coach for the past six years, during which time the program has made dramatic improvements. Martin is USATF (certified Level 1) coach, his philosophy is focused on developing the athlete and the individual.
As a college athlete, Martin was a standout athlete and three-year captain on the Lasell College cross country team, regularly finishing as the Lasers top runner and placing 3rd in the 2001 NAC League Championships. He actively competes within the Greater New England trail racing and snowshoe racing circuits and is the co-founder of a Boston area Trail Running Club.
Coach Martin currently works full time at the US Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility at the US Army Soldier System Center in Natick MA and is also an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s track & field.
Coach Martin currently resides in Hudson, Massachusetts with his wife, Jennifer.
- USA Track and Field - USATF (LVL1)
- RRCA Road Runners Club Of America Certified Coach
- Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid
- USA Track and Field (USATF)
- Road Runners Club of America (RRCA)
- American Trail Running Association (ARTA)
- International Sky Running Federation (ISF)
Patrick Petty joins the Lasell College men’s cross country team as an assistant coach for the Fall 2011 season.
Petty is a graduate of Union College having earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology in June of 2011. He brings a wealth of experience as a four year varsity runner on the cross country and the track & field team at Union, serving one year as the team captain.
In addition to coaching, Petty is the co-founder of the Building Up Ghana Project, which began in 2009 as a grassroots student organization. With this organization, Petty led the effort to raise $20,000 and collected over 3,000 books to build a library, a music & art center, and a drinking water system for the Faith Hour Redemption Academy in Accra, Ghana. In 2011, he received the Union College Athletics Award for Leadership, Service and Outreach, presented for outstanding performance in community service, for his efforts.