Coaches

Ricardo Santos

High Performance Coach
Joined the B.A.A. in 2018

Ricardo Santos joined the Boston Athletic Association in March 2018 as B.A.A. High Performance Coach. Prior to joining the B.A.A., Ricardo had a distinguished coaching career at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. While at Iona, he coached multiple NCAA champions in cross country, indoor, and outdoor track. Routinely guiding athletes to NCAA All-American and Metro Athletic Athletic Conference honors, Ricardo became one of the most respected and consistent coaches in the collegiate ranks.

At the B.A.A., Ricardo works with the High Performance Team, which is supported by adidas. He previously competed for the B.A.A. from 2003 to 2006, and also coached at Harvard University from 2005 to 2008. A native of Portugal, Ricardo earned NCAA All-American and All-MAAC Conference honors as a student-athlete at Iona.

Michael McGrane

Running Club & Racing Team Coach
Joined the B.A.A. in 2001

Michael McGrane, a running club member since 2001, joined the Boston Athletic Association as a coach in 2013. A graduate of Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, he earned all-conference honors in both cross country and track & field. An Iowa native, Michael moved to Boston in 2001.

At the B.A.A., Michael coaches the B.A.A. Running Club and the Men’s and Women’s Racing Team. In addition to his coaching at the B.A.A., he is also the Head Coach for Cross Country and Track & Field at Lasell College in Newton, MA.

Having competed in the Boston Marathon every year since 2001, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a seasoned runner to the B.A.A. coaching staff.