Fran Cusick has been working at Stowe Running Camp since 2011 and has been directing the camp for the past four years. Coach Cusick is a USATF Level 1 certified track and field coach who brings a wealth of experience at both the high school and college level. He has coached at Arlington Catholic High School, Lesley University, and currently serves as an assistant cross country and indoor track coach and head girls outdoor track coach at Tewksbury Memorial High School in Massachusetts. In the spring of 2017 and again in the spring of 2019, Coach Cusick was named Boston Globe Coach of the Year for girls outdoor track.
Over the past several years, Coach Cusick has been at the forefront of one of the most successful programs in New England at Tewksbury HS. The girls outdoor track team won the Massachusetts State championship in the spring of 2016, the first All-State Championship in the history of the school. In 2017, the girls finished in 2nd place. In addition, Cusick coached Stowe Running Camper Makayla Paige to All-American status in the 800 and coached Stowe Running Counselor Rachel Sessa to an individual state championship in the mile in 2016. In cross country, the Tewksbury girls were the Massachusetts State runner ups and finished as the 9th best team in the Northeast Region in 2017.
Cusick is also an accomplished runner who competes for the New Balance sponsored Battle Road Track Club. This past fall, he was a scoring runner on a team that finished in 13th of 60 teams at the US Cross Country National Championships. In 2014 he ran the Boston Marathon in a time of 2:32:58, 5:50 pace for 26.2 miles). He has PR’s of 1:09:39 in the half marathon (5:19 pace for 13.1 miles), 15:08 in the 5k and 31:40 for the 10k.
Coach Cusick currently teaches History at Tewksbury Memorial High School. He is the head girls outdoor track coach and an assistant on the indoor track and cross country teams. His coaching philosophy centers around patience and long-term aerobic development, skills which are key components at Stowe Running Camp.
He can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.