Christopher DeLeon begins his fourth year working with the Franklin Pierce track & field teams and his second with the cross country programs in 2016-17.
The Ravens re-wrote the record books in DeLeon's first season training the program's sprint/explosive athletes, while also having Northeast-10 Conference and New England qualifiers in nearly every sprint event. Multiple student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-Region recognition and eclipsed NCAA Provisional standards under his watch.
DeLeon came to Franklin Pierce after spending six successful years as an assistant track & field/cross country coach at Ursinus College, a program which produced dozens of Centennial Conference champions and multiple NCAA Championships qualifiers at the Division III level. DeLeon, a 2007 graduate of Ursinus College with a bachelor's degree in Business, is a USATF Level 1 coach and holds USTFCCCA specialist certifications in the sprint, hurdle, relay and endurance events.