PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University athletics has announced the hiring of Alexander Bean as the head coach for the Pace men's and women's cross country programs.
Bean's first day in the job will be Monday, Aug. 4.
"I am excited to join the Pace Athletics Department and grateful for the opportunity to coach the cross country team," said Bean. "I look forward to beginning preseason workouts with the team in late August." Bean comes to Pace after serving this past year as the assistant cross country coach at SUNY New Paltz. In his role with the Hawks, he assisted in planning and overseeing team practices and workouts as well as organizing team travel. Bean is a former multiple All-State and All-American honoree at nearby Somers High School. He continued his success at the college level as he was recognized routinely as an All-Big East selection in track and field at Georgetown University.
In his four years with the Hoyas, he posted a number of outstanding times in track & field, running a 1:49.35 in the 800-meter, a 2:23.35 in the 1,000 meter, a 3:43.98 in the 1,500 meter and a 4:04.54 in the mile. In 2009, he qualified for the NCAA East Region with a personal-best time of 3:46.42 in the 1,500 meter and he came in third place in the Big East Indoor Championship in the 1,000 meter in 2007. He also had a personal best cross country finish of 24.40 on the 8k course at the 2010 Paul Short Invitational.
Bean earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Georgetown in 2011 and resides in Pleasantville.
For all updates on the men's and women's cross country teams this season, visit the new PaceUAthletics.com or follow on Twitter @PaceUAthletics and @Pace_XC.