Kolibab Promoted to Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country Coach

HOBOKEN, NJ (August 5, 2022) – After a national search, Stevens Institute of Technology Director of Athletics Russell Rogers announced Friday that John Kolibab has been promoted to head men’s and women’s track and field and cross country coach. The promotion goes into effect immediately and Kolibab becomes the sixth head coach in program history.

“This is a well-deserved promotion for John, and a great moment for Stevens Cross Country and Track & Field!” Rogers said. “John has worked incredibly hard and his commitment to our students and their development as athletes, and more so as people, is clear to anyone who knows our program. He brings a tremendous level of passion and positive energy to work every day and I cannot wait to work closely with him in this new role!”

Kolibab has been serving as an assistant coach with the program since the summer of 2019.

“I am incredibly excited to be named the next head men’s and women’s cross country and track & field coach!” Kolibab commented. “I’ve had a wonderful first three years at Stevens and can’t wait to get started in this new role. This school, and its student-athletes, are amazingly special to me and I am ready to guide them towards a future filled with success.”

During Kolibab’s three seasons on the sidelines, a total of 20 different school records were set, many of which were broken multiple times. Under Kolibab’s tutelage, the Ducks collected six All-America honors, one national championship and captured one Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) title. He was recognized by the MAC as its Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Assistant Coach of the Year earlier this year after piloting the Ducks to second place on the women’s side, with program alumna Gina Dello Russo earning Field Athlete of the Year.

A two-time United States Track & Field and Cross Country Association Metro Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year, Kolibab served on the staff at the University of Pennsylvania prior to landing at Castle Point. While with the Quakers, Kolibab guided five Quakers to All-Ivy League honors and four student-athletes qualified for the NCAA First Round, with two advancing to the NCAA Championships.

Prior to his time in Pennsylvania, Kolibab spent three seasons coaching at his alma mater, Xavier University, where he worked directly with the jumps, throwers and multi-event athletes. While coaching in Cincinnati, eighteen Musketeers broke school records and six student-athletes garnered All-Big East Conference accolades.

As a student-athlete, Kolibab was a 2014 All-Big East selection in the High Jump and held the Xavier record in the event until 2017.

Kolibab earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Xavier in May 2015.

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