Contacts

BCHS Athletic Director: Len Kies

Booster club questions: Eileen Grossman

Indoor Track & Field

Darnell Douglas, Head Coach; Sprints

Andrew Rickert, Boys' Distance Coach

Jason Wood,

Assistant Jump Coach

Tucker Chrapowitzky, Distance Coach

Will Golder, Throws Coach

TBD


Outdoor Track & Field

Darnell Douglas, Head Coach; Sprints

Andrew Rickert, Boys' Distance Coach

Chris Buchanan, Boys' Distance Coach

Tucker Chrapowitzky, Girls' Distance Coach

Will Golder, Throws Coach

TBD

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Cross Country

Andrew Rickert, Boys' Team Coach

Andrew Rickert is a USATF level II certified coach entering his fifth season as the Boys' Head XC coach. Coach Rickert previously spent 14 years coaching track and cross country at The College of Saint Rose where he led two women’s teams to the NCAA Division II Cross Country championships. He was named the 2010 USTFCCCA East Region Division II Coach of the Year. He also helped guide multiple conference champions in events ranging from the 800m to 10,000m. A former stand-out for rival Guilderland, Coach Rickert teaches English at BCHS and is a member of the Lab School program. Coach Rickert competed for four years at UAlbany and continues to train and compete as a master’s runner with the Wild Rovers racing team. In the winter, Coach Rickert assists the indoor track team’s distance group. A lover of Dave Matthews Band and the NY Mets, he and his wife live in Slingerlands with their three young sons.

Tucker Chrapowitzky, Girls' Team Coach

Tucker Chrapowitzky is entering his third season coaching the Girls XC team. “Coach C” previously coached track and cross country at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School where he teaches high school math. A USATF level I certified coach, Tucker has also worked as a volunteer coach with the Delmar Track & Field club. Coach Chrapowitzky also coaches the girls distance group during the outdoor track and field season. Coach C grew up in Chatham, NY and attended Clarkson University (where he played soccer) and later UAlbany where he graduated. He and his wife have two daughters and live in Slingerlands. A passionate nordic skier in the winter months, Tucker also competes in local road races for the Wild Rovers Racing team. He likes long walks on the beach and his favorite color is chartreuse.

Chris Buchanan, Boys' Assistant Team Coach

Chris Buchanan brings with him a winning pedigree to the Boys' XC staff. Coach Buchanan is a former individual state XC champion at Cicero-North Syracuse and won an America East conference title while at UAlbany. In his freshman year, the Great Danes men’s XC team won the first America East championship in school history. Chris currently teaches math at Stephen & Harriet Myers MS in the Albany schools where he is the modified boys' lacrosse coach. A passionate snowboarder in the winter, Buchanan helps supervise the Albany HS ski club. A lover of Corvettes and home improvement, Coach Buchanan spends his free time renovating his Cohoes home.

Booster Club Board of Directors

Eileen Grossman, Booster Club President

Mary Kavaney, Secretary

Jennifer Bannigan, Membership

Amber Gough, Vice President

Julie Levin, Treasurer

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