WORCESTER, Mass.— Richard L. Ahern '51 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Egetta Alfonso has announced updates to the Holy Cross cross country and track and field coaching staff. Stephanie Reilly has been hired as the associate head coach of cross country and long distance for the cross country and track and field programs, while Shawn McCabe has been promoted to a full-time assistant role within the track and field staff.
Reilly joins the Crusaders after spending the last year as an online personal running coach with RunDoyen. Prior to that she spent six years at Providence College as the head women's track and field coach and assistant men's and women's cross country coach. During her stint at Providence, she helped lead the cross country teams to an ECAC Championship and IC4A Championship in 2019. Under her leadership she saw seven individual qualifiers for the NCAA indoor and outdoor track and field championships in 2018-19. The women's cross country team won three straight regional championships from 2015-17 as well as two Big East Championships in 2015 and 2016.
McCabe was promoted to the full-time assistant coaching position after spending the last year and a half as the assistant throws coach at Holy Cross. During his time on The Hill, he has coached nine individual conference event qualifiers, while also leading Jordyn Shubrick '22 to set the women's weight and hammer throw school records, in addition to her 2022 New England Championship and 2022 Indoor ECAC runner-up showings in the weight throw.