Erin Cahill to Coach New Women's
Cross Country Team at MCCC


West Windsor, N.J. -- John Simone, Athletics Director at Mercer County Community College, has announced that Erin Cahill of Robbinsville has been named head coach for women's cross country, a new MCCC team that is now recruiting runners for fall 2010. Cahill, an administrative specialist in the Athletics Department since January 2009, is exceptionally well-qualified for this coaching position, according to Simone.

"We are pleased to have someone from our own Athletics staff with both a collegiate running and coaching background. And we are excited about being able to offer this new opportunity to female athletes," he said.

In her administrative post at MCCC, Cahill addresses academic compliance and department financials, and provides daily statistical updates for the college's Athletics website.

Erin Cahill

She recently played a key role in Mercer's hosting of the National Junior College Athletic Association Div. I Men's Soccer Tournament, held in November. Cahill is also an adjunct professor for Health and Physical Education at the college. Previously, she worked in the Alumni and Development Office at the Lawrenceville School.

Cahill earned her master's degree in Physical Education from The College of New Jersey in 2006 and her bachelor's degree in History from TCNJ in 2004. While at TCNJ, Cahill ran varsity cross country and indoor and outdoor track from 2000-2004.

During these years, she was a New Jersey Athletic Conference Champion in Indoor and Outdoor Track in the 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000 meter events and was named to the Div. III Atlantic Region Cross Country All-Region Team in 2003. Cahill competed in the NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championships in 2001 and 2003. In 2003, she helped TCNJ earn an Atlantic Region Championship and a ninth place finish at the National Championships. She was named to the NJ Athletic Conference All-Conference Team in Cross Country and Indoor and Outdoor Track all four seasons of her undergraduate career.

Cahill earned coaching certification from the American Sports Education Program in 2004 and has served as a camp counselor for the TCNJ Lions Cross Country Camp and the "I Got Game" Basketball Camp in Ewing.

At The Hun School, where she attended high school, Cahill earned 12 varsity letters, in cross country, basketball and softball.

For more information on MCCC's Women's Cross Country Team, call 609-570-3741 or email

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