UNC Cross Country Staff
Angela Reckart
Assistant Coach

 

         Angela Tecco-Reckart enters her second year as an assistant distance coach at the University of North Carolina. Prior to Carolina, she was an assistant to Coach Mark VanAlstyne at North Florida.

         Reckart assisted in coaching the men's cross country team to their first NCAA National Championship berth since 1992 ultimately finishing 17th in the nation during the 2013 season.  Her coaching also helped Annie LeHardy earn All-American honors as she placed 25th. Carolina cross country runners earned six All-ACC honors (Annie LeHardy, Lizzy Whelan, Ryan Walling, John Raneri, Pat Schellberg, Isaac Presson) and five All-Region honors (Annie LeHardy, Lizzy Whelan, Ryan Walling, John Raneri, Isaac Presson).

The 2012-13 seasons for Carolina distance saw Pat Schellberg earning All-ACC honors at the conference cross country meet, an All-America in Lianne Farber for cross country and ACC Championships in the indoor mile and the outdoor 1,500, as well as 12 All-ACC Academic honors through the cross country, indoor and outdoor season. Reckart assisted in coaching a USTFCCCA All-Academic women's team with Farber earning individual USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for the 2012 cross country season. Her first year at Carolina also saw Isaac Presson run the first sub-four minute mile by a Tar Heel since Tony Waldrop and Reggie McAfee in the early 1970s. Farber and Presson also competed at the 2013 USA Track & Field National Championships under Reckart's guidance.

Reckart is a 2008 graduate of The College of New Jersey, earning a bachelor's degree in exercise science. She was a member of TCNJ's track and field team, earning All-America honors seven times in her collegiate career. She earned the national honors competing in the 800 meters and as a member of the 4x400 relay, a relay she helped win the national championship in twice in her career.

In 2007 Reckart got her start in coaching under head coach Eric Mobley at TCNJ where she worked primarily with the middle distance runners in both the men's and women's track programs. During her year coaching at TCNJ, she helped five student-athletes earn All-America status in the 800 meter and 4x400 meter relay at the 2008 outdoor national championships.

Reckart moved her coaching career to the University of North Florida in 2008 where she served as a graduate assistant and volunteer coach under then-UNF head track and field coach Mark VanAlstyne. Reckart worked with both the Osprey men's and women's cross country and track and field teams. She also assisted in meet management for hosting the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship as well as preparations for the NCAA preliminary round hosted by North Florida in 2012.

Reckart has attained a multitude of certifications while coaching, including becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as a Level I Certified Instructor by the USATF Coaching Association.

In 2010 she married Jeremiah Reckart who works for sports nutrition and training company Powerbar.

Follow Coach Reckart on Twitter or friend her on Facebook. She also contributes to the Tar Heels' Instagram.


 

Position: Assistant Coach
Experience: 1 Year
Phone: 919-962-5234
Email: coachreck@unc.edu
UNC North Carolina Cross Country


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