Mancini Named Coach of the Year

Mancini Named Coach of the Year by NJCAA

NOVA Cross Country Head Coach Nicole Mancini (MA), who is also a physical education instructor, was named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Atlantic Mancini Named Coach of the Year

Region Coach of the Year at the NJCAA Cross Country Championship Banquet on November 13. The award was voted on by the NJCAA coaches.

Mancini has coached the Nighthawks since 2013 and has won back-to-back NJCAA Region 20 Championships. Mancini has also coached all-region award winners, Heather Mwitanti, Jeanna Mazaris and Alyssa Johnson.

Under her tutelage this season, Johnson broke the school record in the 5k with a time of 20 minutes, 55 seconds. In the 6k races in 2015, Cary Brown (26:14.50), Johnson (25:33.90) and Brittany Spivey (27:10.40) all broke into the top 10 with their respective times.

Congratulations Coach Mancini!

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