Tony Mihalich joined the Iona College men's and women's cross country / track and field program as an assistant coach in the fall of 2014.
During Mihalich's first fall campaign with the Gaels, the men’s cross country team finished the season as the eighth place team at the NCAA Championship and third place in the Northeast Regional. The men's team earned its 24th straight MAAC Championship while the women won its 10th straight. As earlier mentioned, Avery won the 2014 NCAA Championship with a first place time of 19:31 and led the women to its first ever NCAA Northeast Regional Championship.
In the 2015-16 campaign, Tony oversaw the growth of the men's cross country program in route to them winning their 25th straight MAAC championship. Mihalich also partook in the growth of Tara Jameson, who earned All-American recognition with her seventh place finish in the 10,000K race at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Prior to coming to New Rochelle, Mihalich spent three seasons at George Mason, working primarily with middle distance, distance, and cross country athletes. Mihalich helped the women’s team win both the indoor and outdoor Atlantic 10 titles in 2014, and the men’s team earn runner up the same seasons. He served on a staff that saw Bethany Sachtleben win her first individual championship in George Mason’s inaugural cross country season in the Atlantic 10, and aided in the success of Jennifer Nakamura, who set the Mason school record in the 3000-meter steeplechase three consecutive times during the 2014 outdoor season.
Before George Mason, Mihalich served as graduate assistant coach at Temple University from 2010-12. Under his tutelage Travis Mahoney earned the school’s first All-America honor in the 3000-meter steeplechase. He also worked with the recruiting and operations processes of the program, while earning a master’s degree in sport and recreation management.
A Buffalo, NY native, Mihalich earned his bachelor’s degree in Spanish from John Carroll University, and is a USATF Level I Certified Coach. His father, Joe, is the current head coach of the Hofstra University men’s basketball program.
|High School:||Buffalo St. Joseph's Collegiate|
|Alma Mater:||John Carroll|