CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. – The Finger Lakes Community College Department of Athletics has welcomed Kyle Dacey as their new Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Coach.
Dacey, a SUNY Brockport graduate who got his degree in Sport Management with a Coaching minor, will be the leader of the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams. Dacey plans on bringing his teams a winning record. Not only will he be coaching practices and meets, but he will be responsible for getting his runners into shape with workout routines, and teaching them how to take care of their bodies as distance runners.
Currently, Dacey is studying online at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. to receive his master’s degree in Health and Human Performance and Applied Nutrition. Dacey has also earned his United States of America Track & Field Level 1 Coaching Certification, along with the American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer and Sports Conditioning Specialist Certifications. Additionally, he spent six years as the Assistant Cross Country, Track & Field Coach at Fairport High School in Fairport N.Y.
Dacey was a member of both the cross country and the track teams at Fairport High School where he and his teammates clenched the county and sectional titles in 2006. Since his time in high school, he has continued to be an avid runner and competed in numerous races throughout the years. Dacey has run three marathons with a 3:01 personal record, three half marathons with a 1:17 PR, three half Ironman’s with a 4:58 PR, one full Ironman, and numerous 5K’s.
Dacey, a current resident of Fairport, N.Y., described his running experience saying; “running in high school and beyond, I have developed the concept of dedication and passion through goal setting, learning, and pushing each and every day to improve myself not only as a runner and triathlete, but as a person first and foremost.”
“I am excited about the challenge of developing student-athletes into a successful runner and person by helping them achieve their goals both in the classroom and on the course,” says Dacey. “I plan on bringing excitement and passion for the sport into this program.”