Jen Curran is in her third season as an assistant coach at her alma mater, joining the staff in July of 2010.
In her first season as the sprint-middle distance coach, Curran trained the very young event group to new personal records, as well as many other Patriot League and ECAC achievements. Her athletes set one indoor school record in the Distance Medley Relay (12:02.34) and had a Second Team All-Patriot League Selection in the Distance Medley Relay.
During the 2011-2012 season, Curran led the event group to new heights with the setting of three indoor school records and three outdoor school records. Julia Perry ‘13 was a key contributor in setting all six of the school records with record breaking performances in the 1000m (2:51.55), 1500m (4:28.64), one mile (4:54.72), indoor DMR (11:57.24), outdoor 4x800m (8:46.32) and outdoor DMR (11:51.27). In addition to the school records, Curran coached her student-athletes to two First Team All-Patriot League Selections in the 4x800m Relay and Distance Medley Relay, and a Second Team All-Patriot League Selection in the one-mile run.
Throughout the 2012-2013 season, Curran’s sprint-middle distance athletes had just as much success as the previous years. Two additional indoor school records were set in the Distance Medley Relay (11:53.06) and 4x800m Relay (8:58.86) with the all-senior squad of Brittany Pietrosh, Lauren Pietrosh, Kathleen Ryan and Julia Perry. She also had three First Team All-Patriot League Selections in the 4x800m Relay (indoors/outdoors) and Distance Medley Relay. On the men’s side, Curran coached Chris Watson ’15 to a three-second personal record in the 800m run with a time of 1:51.97, narrowly missing IC4A finals and Lehigh’s current indoor school record.
The list of individual accomplishments among the sprint-middle distance athletes during Curran’s 3 years at Lehigh include seven All-Patriot League selections, nine school records, 16 ECAC Qualifiers, five IC4A Qualifiers and three All-East Performances.
Prior to coaching, Curran competed at Lehigh University in cross country and the middle distance events in track and field. She was the 2009 Lehigh Cross Country Coaches Award Recipient. Off the track, Curran was involved in a number of activities, including the Student-Athlete Council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
A native of Hazlet, New Jersey, Curran graduated from Raritan High School in 2006. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University in Business and Economics in the spring of 2010 and later earned her Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership, Sports Management from East Stroudsburg University in 2011. She is USATF Level 1 Coaching Certified.