Coach John Trautmann has had success at every level of the sport. John had national age group records in the mile and 1500m at age 14, a national high school record in the 3000m his senior year, an NCAA championship in the 5000m while at Georgetown University and national champion in the 5000m in 1991 and 1992.
John's athletic career came to a halt in 1992 when he had to pull out of his heat at the Olympic Games due to a condition in his toe known as Hallux Rigidus. After 2 surgeries and numerous comeback attempt he finally decided to officially "retire" in 1996.
In 1998 John moved back to New York to begin a 16 year career on Wall Street but always had the desire to reunite with the sport.
In 2008 after gaining 65 pounds, John connected with his Georgetown University coach, Frank Gagliano who agreed to work with him again. After 6+ years of training, John broke the 45-49 age group world record for the mile by 4 seconds running 4:12.33.
John's brings a unique perspective to coaching to the Speed Club team. Along with his competitive experience, John is also a level 1 USATF certified coach and assistant coach with the New Jersey New York Track Club.
3000m national high school record
5000m NCAA Champion
5000m USA Champion
5000m USA Olympic Trials Champion
World Record holder 1 mile 45-49
Coach Tom Nohilly has been involved in the sport of running for nearly 40 years. With 39 years as a competitive athlete, 23 years coaching at all levels (youth, high school, college, open, elite and masters) and 23 years as a neuromuscular therapist for runners Coach Nohilly brings boundless experience to the Speed Club team. As a therapist, Tom has worked with notable athletes such as Ryan Hall, Meb Keflezighi and Matt Centrowitz. Tom also works as assistant coach and neuromuscular therapist for the New Jersey New York Track Club and is a board member of City Track. As an athlete Tom has numerous accomplishments both on the track and on the trails including:
Penn Relays champion
NCAA Steeplechase champion
2 Time USA World Championship team member
2 Time Olympic Team alternate
9 Time Leatherman's Loop champion