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 John Buckley
John Buckley
Position:
Assistant Coach/ Throws, Multi-Events

Experience:
Eleventh Season

John Buckley enters his 11th season as the throws and multi-events coach at Boston College, joining the program in the middle of the 1997-98 season.

Under Buckley's guidance, four BC athletes have broken the previous BC Heptathlon record; Christian Regan, Elizabeth Hassan, Tiana Riel, and Kasey Hill. Two athletes have broken the previous Pentathlon record; Tiana Riel and Kasey Hill. In addition, Kasey Hill earned All-America honors during the 2007 Indoor season and was the first woman BC field athlete to do so. Tiana Riel was also a provisional qualifier for the 2007 indoor Pentathlon and outdoor Heptathlon events. Other BC athletes have set school records in the Discus (Megan Kearney), Hammer (Elizabeth MacDonald), Javelin (Brighid Marquess), and Shot Put (Jessica Fazekas) during his tenure.

Coach Buckley is a 1971 graduate of Kent State. He received his master's degree in education in 1978 from the University of Massachusetts. While at his alma mater, he competed in the pole vault, throws, and Decathlon.

Buckley has also earned four Level 11 certificates from the Unites States Track & Field Association with concentrations in the throws, jumps, sprints-hurdles-relays, and the multi-events. He is a Level 1 certified instructor and a Level 11 certified instructor for the multi-events.

Other BC athletes have set school records in the Discus (Megan Kearney), Hammer (Elizabeth MacDonald), Shot Put (Jessica Fazekas), Javelin (Brighid Marquess), and Christina Regan (High Jump) during his tenure at Boston College. He coached BC's last Men's Conference Track Champion, Rubin Marin, who won the BIG EAST Championships High Jump competition during the 1999 indoor and outdoor season.

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