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John Ferry, Head Coach

Molly Forr, Assistant Coach

Fred Hines, Team Coach

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Scott Batten, Team Coach

Scott has been a Dashing Whippet since 2009 and has served as a team coach since 2010. His focus is on helping runners improve at races shorter than the marathon, with a particular emphasis on developing speed at the 5K to 15K distance. Brad Hudson, Matt Fitzgerald and Renato Canova have been the most influential on Scott’s training plans. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and works as a systems analyst for The City of New York. Scott is an RRCA-certified coach.

chrisChris Forti, Head Coach, Emeritus

Chris joined the Whippets in August 2013 after – literally – running into the Whippet founders on a run in Prospect Park.  Growing up in the Boston area, running has always been part of his life: spectating the marathon as a kid, running competitively in high school and college, working in a running store, coaching at various levels including youth, high school and adult and a certified USATF official.  While his true passion is the team aspect of cross country, he competes on the road, track and trails at distances ranging from 400m to the marathon.  His coaching goals include helping individuals improve themselves both mentally and physically and while maintaining the life/ athlete balance. Chris is an RRCA-certified coach.