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Courtney Jaworski
Head Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Penn
Graduating Year: 2006
Experience: 3 Years

In May 2014, Dartmouth Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced that Courtney Jaworski had been named the new head coach of women's cross country and assistant track & field coach.

Jaworski made an immediate impact, leading the cross country team to its second Ivy League title in as many seasons, taking the 2014 Heps team title at Princeton. For his role in leading the Big Green back to the top of the podium, Jaworski was named the 2014 Ivy League Women's Cross Country Head Coach of the Year.

Most recently, the 2016-17 campaign saw several successes for Jaworski's runners, including Helen Schlachtenhaufen and Olivia Lantz earning All-Northeast Region Honors during the cross country season. During that fall season, Jaworski's young squad just missed out on the NCAA Championship, finishing fourth at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships. In addition to her All-Region honors, Schlachtenhaufen earned Second-Team All-Ivy recognition for her performance at the 2016 Ivy League Cross Country Championships.

During the track seasons, and under the guidance of Jaworski, Schlachtenhaufen defended her indoor 1500m title extending Dartmouth's claim to the event dominance to six straight years. The outdoor season saw Schlachtenhaufen get even better, winning the NCAA East Region Championships 1500m in a new Dartmouth school record time of 4:11.15. Schlachtenhaufen qualified for the NCAA Championship meet in Eugene, Oregon, where her 16th-place finish earned her Second-Team All-America honors. Her time was not only the fastest in Big Green program history but also marked the second-best time ever run by an Ivy League woman.

In 2015-16, Jaworski saw his group perform extremely well as Giordano was the 2015 USTFCCCA Cross Country Northeast Regional Athlete of the Year after winning the regional meet and earning a berth in the NCAA Championship meet. At the Indoor Ivy League Championships, Schlachtenhaufen won the mile while Giordano claimed a win the 3000m and third in the 5000m. Giordano continued her excellent senior season under Jaworski with a pair of Heps titles during the outdoor season (1500m & 5000m) before earning First Team All-America honors by finishing third and setting a then school record time of 4:11.86 in the 1500m at Oregon's Hayward Field. The record had previously been held by 2016 Olympian Abbey D'Agostino. He also helped Dana Giordano to three Ivy League titles between indoor and outdoor seasons and a berth at the 2015 NCAA Indoor National Championship where she earned All-America honors in the 3000m by finishing 12th.

A 2006 graduate of Penn, Jaworski comes to Hanover after a serving as the head coach for both the cross country and track & field programs at Manhattanville in 2013-14. Prior to Manhattanville, Jaworski was an assistant coach at Smith College and the University of Puget Sound following his professional running career with Nike's premier Olympic development distance and middle-distance team, Oregon Track Club Elite, from 2006-08. In 2007 as a professional runner, Jaworski was a member of the winning DMR team at Penn Relays, representing "The World" at Historic Franklin Field.

Jaworski inherited a women's cross country team is currently in the midst of one of its most successful stretches in program history. The Big Green won the 2013 Cross Country Ivy League Heptagonal Championship and finished 16th at the NCAA Championship Meet to wrap up the fall season. They followed those strong performances by taking second at Indoor Heps in Hanover and earning a seventh-place finish at Nationals soon after in Albuquerque, the program's best showing ever at Indoor NCAAs.

Jaworski is familiar with the facilities at Dartmouth, having won the mile in then-Ivy League record time (4:04.34) at the 2006 Heptagonal Championship inside Leverone Field House. In total, the former Quaker had eight Ivy titles between indoor and outdoor seasons in his collegiate career. Thanks in large part to those numerous titles, Jaworski was tabbed as the Ivy league Indoor Championship Male Track Athlete of the Meet in both 2005 and 2006.  Additionally, he was named the USTFCCCA Division I Mid-Atlantic Outdoor Male Track Athlete of the Year as a senior in 2006 and was a 2005 Outdoor First-Team All-American in the 800m.

Jaworski has first-hand knowledge of success at the high school level as well, winning five national championships (4 in the 800m, 1 in the 4x800m) and representing the United States at the World Youth Games in 2001.