Justin St. Pierre
Justin St. Pierre
Title: Men's Assistant Coach
Year: 3rd
Alma Mater: Johnson & Wales '08

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Justin St. Pierre returns to the Saint Michael's men's cross country team for his third season as an assistant coach in 2018.

Saint Michael's took third place at back-to-back September races at Middlebury College in 2017, during the Aldrich Invitational and the Vermont Intercollegiate Championship. In a field comprised of 40 Division II and III squads, the Purple Knights were 14th during the James Earley Invitational.

The Purple Knights opened 2016 with a second-place finish at the four-team Shacklette Invitational, as they finished among the upper half of teams at nearly every meet. After placing seventh among 12 during the NCAA East Regional Championship Preview Meet and third out of nine at the Vermont Intercollegiate Championship, Saint Michael's was 21st of 41 at the multi-division James Earley Invitational. They were within nine points of 10th place during a 12th-place showing at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship but rebounded to take 14th among 28 at the NCAA East Regional Championship while also trimming a pair of teams they trailed at NE10s. Saint Michael's recorded consecutive top-15 regionals showings for the first time since 2010 and 2011.

A former collegiate runner, St. Pierre has been a member of the marathon command and a course captain at the People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon in Burlington. He also completed the VCM in 2014 in 4:10:06. An operations/supply chain specialist at Burton Snowboards since 2013, St. Pierre is also a web producer and videographer for Northeast Sports Network (NSN), and has been a familiar face behind the camera at Saint Michael's men's ice hockey games.

St. Pierre graduated magna cum laude from Johnson & Wales (R.I.) University in 2008 with a degree in Sports & Entertainment, Event Management with a concentration in Athletic Administration. As an undergraduate, he was a two-year cross country captain, his team's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative, and a member of the Golden Quill Honor Society. In 2008, St. Pierre was honored by the NCAA and the National Consortium for Academics and Sports for excellence in academic and athletics.

A native of Irasburg, Vt., St. Pierre graduated from Lake Region Union High School.