Carolyn Court serves as women's cross country and track and field coach. An All-American in the 800-meter run at Southern Connecticut State University, she was inducted into the school's Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. She earned her master's degree at Penn
State and came to Bates in 1979. Since then, Court has become one of the most respected Division III coaches in the country, having sent 42 athletes to the national championships with eight earning All-America honors. In 1995, she was the New England Divi
sion III women's cross country Coach of the Year. She has served on the NCAA Track and Field Rules Committee, the coaching staff of the World Cup Track and Field Team and the U.S. Olympic Sports Festival Track and Field staff for the East. She also worked
as an intern in the USA Track and Field Office and helped with the administration of the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Cross Country Championships.
Danielle Vartabedian is the newest addition
to the coaching staff of the Bates Track and Field team. She is from Syracuse,
NY, and a graduate of SUNY Cortland. At Cortland, she compet ed in the heptathlon
and pentathlon and earned All-America honors in the high jump. She has a personal
record of 5'7" in the high jump and 17' in the long jump. She was recently recognized
as the "Student Teacher of the Decade" by her supervisors at Cortl and. Danielle
had coaching experience at both the high school and college level prior to coming
to Bates experience prior to her move to Maine.
Tom Menendez has been working with the track teams at Bates since 1992 with specialty areas being the distance and middle distance events, pole vault, and meet admisistration. A success
ful masters distance runner and strong motivator, Coach Menendez frequently runs with the distance runners and is a willing training partner on interval days. He also works with the cross country team in the fall. Coach Menendez is a teacher at the Monmou
th Middle School. He has coached youth track and field during the summer for over ten years and his teams have brought home seven state championship titles. A former captain in the Marines, he is a graduate of Villanova University and received his MBA fro
m National University.