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.”
High Performance Coach
Joined the B.A.A. in 2018
Ricardo Santos will be joining the Boston Athletic Association in March 2018 as B.A.A. High Performance Coach. Prior to joining the B.A.A., Santos had a distinguished coaching career at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. While at Iona, Santos coached multiple NCAA champions in cross country, indoor, and outdoor track. Routinely guiding athletes to NCAA All-American and Metro Athletic Athletic Conference honors, Santos became one of the most respected and consistent coaches in the collegiate ranks.
At the B.A.A., Santos will coach the High Performance Team, which is supported by adidas. Santos 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, Santos earned NCAA All-American and All-MAAC Conference honors as a student-athlete at Iona.
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.