February 6, 2018 > Track and field coach is moving on
Track and field coach is moving on
Submitted By Steve Connolly
After spending the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Cal State East Bay, Mark Del Monaco has been named head cross country and track and field coach at Minot State in North Dakota. The announcement was made on Monday, Jan. 29.
ÒI would like to thank Jason Carmichael, Joan McDermott, and Tony Nicolosi for the opportunity that I received at Cal State East Bay," said Del Monaco. "I also want to thank the student-athletes I had the privilege to work with during my time here. They accepted me into their family from day one, and I was so proud of what they accomplished. I have no doubt that CSUEB's cross country and track and field program will continue to soar to new heights in the coming years."
Del Monaco joined the East Bay coaching staff prior to the 2016-17 season and helped oversee the program's two most successful seasons since re-joining NCAA Division II. This past fall, both the men's and women's cross-country teams posted their highest-ever finishes at California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) championships.
A graduate of La Salle University who coached at Metro State in Denver, Colorado before coming to Cal State East Bay, Del Monaco helped elevate the Pioneer distance program to a legitimate contender in the CCAA. Del Monaco helped the Pioneers achieve success in the classroom as well. In 2016-17, the CSUEB men were one of just three CCAA squads to earn United States Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team honors.