Coaches

Coach_MichaelPieroniMichael Pieroni

Head Coach
Joined the B.A.A. in 1997

Head Coach Michael Pieroni has helped expand the Boston Athletic Association’s rich tradition of athletic accomplishment. As a former competitive runner himself, with his valuable experience as a coach and extensive knowledge of the New England and U.S. running scenes, Coach Pieroni assists B.A.A. athletes in their development and improvement. Pieroni joined the B.A.A. in the fall of 1997, following a decorated four-year stint as an assistant coach with the Boston Running Club. Pieroni also is the director of the B.A.A. Running Club.

“Working with you to achieve your athletic goals and aspirations is my main objective, and the continued success of the B.A.A. Running Club is my primary mission. Strong support from the B.A.A. and adidas continues to make for a top-flight program.”

Coach_TerrenceMahonTerrence Mahon

High Performance Coach
Joined the B.A.A. in 2013

Terrence Mahon joined the Boston Athletic Association in 2013 to lead and coach a high performance distance running initiative for the organization. Mahon is considered a top middle distance and distance running coach, and he is credited with having developed or coached eight Olympians since 2005.

Mahon began his coaching career in 2003 with renowned endurance coach Joe Vigil serving as a mentor. In 2003 and 2004, Mahon offered private coaching under his company Spiridon Running, LLC, prior to taking charge of Team Running USA, the elite group which would later become the Mammoth Track Club. Most recently, Mahon was employed by UK Athletics in England, where he served as Lead Endurance Coach.

At the B.A.A., Mahon works with Michael Pieroni to create a high performance running program consisting of U.S. athletes. In 2014, Mahon coached the high performance athletes to a pair of victories at national championship events.

“The B.A.A. has a rich history of athletic excellence, both in terms of events and club membership, and I look forward to developing the next generation of top Americans who will compete wearing the Unicorn,” said Mahon. “The athletes who will run for the B.A.A. in this program will represent one of this country’s oldest and most prestigious running clubs, and our group will be the newest contributor to the already strong legacy of running in Boston.” Click below to view Terrence Mahon’s awards and achievements.

In 2015, Mahon was named Team USA’s Coach of Women’s Middle and Long Distance athletes at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.

Awards & Achievements

Coaching Achievements:

  • Team USA Coach of Women’s Middle and Long Distance Athletes, 2015 IAAF World Championships, Beijing, China
  • American Records (women): 8k, 15k, Half Marathon & Marathon, (men): 20k, Half Marathon
  • American Masters Records (women): 10K, 12K
  • Major Marathon Champion: Chicago, London
  • Major Marathon Podium Finishes: Boston, Chicago, NYC
  • US National Champions: 1500m, 10,000m, 15k roads, 20k roads, Half Marathon, Marathon
  • World Ranked Athletes: 800m #2, 1500m #1, 5,000m # 7, 10,000m # 9, Marathon #1
  • Olympic & World Finalists since 2005: 1500m, 5,000m, 10,000m, Marathon

Coaching Awards:

  • 2009 USOC Doc Counsilman Science Award Winner – Track & Field Coach
  • 2011 & 2012 USATF Center of Excellence Award, Mammoth Track Club
  • 2012 Running USA Allen Steinfeld Award for Elite LDR Training Center – Mammoth Track Club

High Performance Team Coaching Achievements:

  • 1st place team at USA Women’s 10K Club Team Championships/Tufts 10-K for Women, Boston, MA, October 13, 2014
  • 1st place team at USA 5K National Championships/CVS Downtown 5K, Providence, RI, September 21, 2014
  • Two National Masters Records (Women’s 10K and 12K)

High Performance Team Coaching Achievements:

  • 2007 USATF Team Head Coach – Yokohama Women’s Ekiden Championship
  • 2010 USATF World Indoor Championship Coach – Men‘s Middle & Long Distance
  • 2011 USATF World Championships Coach – Women’s Middle & Long Distance

Michael McGrane

Assistant Coach
Joined the B.A.A. in 2001

Michael McGrane, a running club member since 2001, joined the Boston Athletic Association as an assistant coach in 2013.

A graduate of Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, McGrane earned all-conference honors in both cross country and track & field. An Iowa native, McGrane moved to Boston in 2001, where he subsequently joined the B.A.A. Running Club.

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