April 4, 2013
After three years as assistant coach at Sacred Heart University, Gloversville graduate John Kenworthy was named head coach of the Siena College cross-country program Monday.
"It's a big step forward," Kenworthy said. "I think I'm ready. I'm excited to take it on. I want to grow the program. It's a great situation."
While at Sacred Heart, Kenworthy helped its men's team to a fourth-place finish at the Northeast Conference Championships and the women's team to a second-place finish at the NEC Championships. The Sacred Heart women also won the ECAC championship.
"We are fortunate to have been able to attract such a dedicated person from the running community to mentor and train our student athletes," Associate Athletic Director Dennis Bates said in a news release. "As a local product, his strong ties to the immensely talented New York state high school cross country circuit will help identify talented student athletes throughout the state."
Kenworthy also served as an assistant for the indoor and outdoor track and field teams while at Sacred Heart, which is located in Fairfield, Conn.