Former Chaminade High School cross country coach Pat Slevin has traded in the crimson and gold for green and white, after taking a coaching job at Manhattan college where he will head up both the men’s and women’s programs for the Jaspers.
Slevin, who lives in Wantagh and is a graduate of St. John’s University and holds a Masters from Adelphi, was introduced as the new head coach on Jan. 19 in Riverdale. He spent the past eight years as an English teacher and coach at the all-boys Catholic high school in Mineola, helping the Flyers achieve three Nassau-Suffolk Catholic High School Athletic Association (NSCHSAA) indoor championships, as well as the 2011 Catholic high school state title.
“Manhattan College has a rich tradition in men’s and women’s distance running,” Slevin said in a release. “I am very excited about becoming a part of that tradition, and I look forward to leading the Jaspers to championship-level performances, both in the MAAC and (eventually) the NCAA.”
During Slevin’s tenure at Chaminade, he coached two future individual national champions, four state champions and 35 high school All-Americans during his time as well as a few runners who would become representatives of the United States at the Pan American Junior Championships.
From 1999-2004, Slevin was also the associate head coach at St. Anthony’s High School where the Friars won six Catholic high school state championships (three cross country, two outdoor, one indoor) during his tenure.