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XC Project Coach Profiles

XC Project Director - Coach Fred Doyle


Coaching Career - Swampscott High School

  • Swampscott HS Teams were State Divisional runner-ups 6 times in Cross Country

  • Boys & Girls Track teams each won a State Relays and State Divisional Championship

  • Won12 Northeastern Conference Championships - Boys/Girls XC/Track

  • Named to the Lynn Item 25th Anniversary Track/XC All Stars - Girls Coach

  • Coached 10 Boston Globe All Scholastics

  • Dual meet record of 162-35-1

  • Inducted into the Swampscott HS Hall of Fame



Running Career - Greater Boston Track Club

  • Member of 15 New England and 2 National Championship GBTC teams,  

  • Six Top 10 finishes in the New England XC Club Championships.

  • Won 3 Individual titles in the New England Track Championships in the Mile, Steeplechase and 3-Mile.

  • NE AAU Championship Runner up to Mark Belger (3:57) in the first sub 4:00 Mile ever run in New England in a PR (4:05).

  • Set 3 still standing records in Boston College Track Events -

    • Christmas Invitational 2-Mile (8:52),

    • BC Relays Steeplechase (8:54)

    • BC Twilight Series Meets 1500 (3:47).

  • National Sub Masters Mile Champion in 1982

  • 2 Mile Record Holder (8:46) at Coast Guard Relays

  • Great Northern Run Marathon Champion in Scarborough, UK in a course record 2:19:34 leading a GBTC team victory taking 5 of the top 6 places.

  • 1980 Olympic Trials participant in the Marathon.


Peter Fortunato: XC Project Head Boys Coach


Coaching Career:

  • Tewksbury High School: Boys Head Cross Country Coach (2012-present)

  • MVC D2 Coach of the Year: 2013, 2016, 2017

  • 2012 Lowell Sun Coach of the Year

  • 2012 Tewksbury Town Crier Coach of the Year

  • Dracut High School: Mid-Distance Coach Spring 2011

  • Burlington High School: Sprint Coach Spring 2010


Team Achievements:

  • 2012 Division 3 State Champions

  • Team All-State Qualifier for 6 straight years (2012-2017)

  • Coached high school athletes to a 15:46 5000M, 9:32 2-Mile and 4:22 Mile


Collegiate Running Career:

  • UMass Amherst

  • 2 Year UMass Amherst Track Captain

  • PRs:

    • 15:03   5000M

    • 9:02   2 Mile

    • 9:17   3000M Steeplechase

    • 4:11   Mile

    • 1:53   800m


Erik Taber: XC Project Head Girls Coach


Coaching Career:

  • Dracut High School Cross Country Boys & Girls Head Coach (2012-Present)

  • Tewksbury High School Cross Country: Boys & Girls Assistant Coach


Team Achievements:

  • Girls XC MA All-State Qualifier (2014, 2015)

  • 3 x MVC XC Girls D2 Champions

  • MVC XC Boys D2 Champions (2015)

  • MVC Indoor D2 Champions (2013-14)

  • 3 x MVC Runners of the Year

  • MVC Girls XC Coach of the Year: (2012-2014)

  • MVC Girls Indoor Coach of the Year (2014)

  • MVC Boys XC Coach of the Year (2015)

  • Girls Indoor Divisional Champion: 1,000m (2013-14 (D3*Meet Record*) & 2012-13 (D2), 4x800m (2012-13 (D2))

  • Girls Outdoor Divisional Champion: 2013 D2 Champion (800m, 4x800m); 2014 D3 Champion: (800, 4x800m Relay)

  • Boys Outdoor Divisional Champion: 2-mile (2015)

  • MA Girls Indoor All-State Champion: 1,000m (2013-14)

  • MA Girls Outdoor All-State Champion: 800m (2013 & 2014)

  • MA Girls Outdoor All State Meet Record in 800m

  • All-American 800m (2015)

  • Girls Indoor All-American: 800m

  • MA Gatorade Player of the Year (2013, 2014)


High School Running Career: Tewksbury High School

  • 2 Year Captain for XC and 1 year for Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field

  • 2-Mile: 10:08

  • 1-mile: 4:33

  • 800m: 1:58


Jess Bridle: Assistant XC Project Girls Coach

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Coaching Career:

  • Andover High School: Girls & Boys Assistant Cross Country Coach (2018-Present)

  • Tewksbury Memorial High School: Volunteer Coach (Spring 2018)


Collegiate Running Career:

  • Bucknell University

  • Bucknell Track Captain

  • PRs:

    • 7.74 60m

    • 24.37   200m

    • 54.67 400m