University of Virginia Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Vin Lananna Joins TeachAids Advisory Board
Vin Lananna is one of the most respected and successful track and field and cross country coaches in the country. Currently the Director of Track and Field and Cross Country and Associate Athletics Director for Administration at the University of Virginia, he holds 45 years of experience in coaching and athletic administration.
Under his direction, the teams at Stanford and Oregon combined to win 11 NCAA team championships, produced numerous NCAA individual champions, conference champions and Olympic medalists. A five-time NCAA cross country coach of the year, he has led teams to 42 conference championships.
Lananna has been a guiding force for the development of track and field in the United States in addition to his official duties as a head collegiate coach. Since its inception in 2008, until his resignation as president in 2018, he was involved in the direction and leadership of TrackTown USA based in Eugene, Oregon. TrackTown is a non-profit organization committed to setting a standard of excellence in the sports of track and field and running by hosting premier events, creating a supportive environment for elite athletic performances and improving facilities. In 2016, he was the men’s track and field coach for the 2016 Olympic Games, and was elected the president of USA Track and Field.
We are grateful to Lananna for his leadership and dedication within the athletic community, and we are excited to be working together.