Rebecca Marsh Named Head Cross Country/Track Coach

Ben Martucci will be assistant coach

Florida Southern College Director of Athletics Pete Meyer has announced that Rebecca Marsh is the new head cross country/track coach for the Moccasins and Ben Martucci will be her assistant coach.  Marsh and Martucci are serving as interim track coaches this spring, with Marsh coaching the women’s team and Martucci the men’s team.  Their new duties will begin with the 2012-13 school year.

“We are excited to have Rebecca and Ben leading our cross country/track programs,” Meyer said.  “The programs have enjoyed success both at the conference and national levels in the past and we expect these two young coaches will lead us to continued success in the future.”

Marsh was a first-team all-Sunshine State Conference performer in cross country for the Moccasins from 1997 through 2000. She was part of four SSC championship teams and finished in the top five at the SSC championship each year. She is one of only two FSC female cross country runners to earn first-team all-SSC honors all four years. She served as an assistant cross country coach for the Moccasins in 2008. She was head track/cross country coach at Lakeland High School from 2003 through 2007 and 2009 through 2010. Still an avid runner, Marsh is the founder and president of Faith Runners, which specializes in personalized and group training programs. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida Southern and her master’s degree from South Florida, both in physical fitness.

 Martucci ranks as one of the top distance runners in Moccasin history. During his four-year career (2007-10) he was a two-time SSC individual cross country champion (2009 & 2010) and ran on four SSC championship teams, placing fifth individually as a freshman and as a sophomore . He was named SSC Runner of the Year as a junior and senior and was team MVP both years. In track, he owns the Moccasins’ best times in the 800 meters (1:58.10), 1500 meters (3:54.52), 3000 meters (8:42.95) and 5000 meters (14:40.47). He graduated from Florida Southern in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in human movement and performance.

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