21 Jan Vin Lananna
University of Virginia
Director of Track and Field and Cross Country
Associate Athletics Director for Administration
2016 Olympic Head Coach – Men’s Track & Field
Vin Lananna currently serves as Director of Track and Field and Cross Country and Associate Athletics Director for Administration at the University of Virginia in the city of Charlottesville. He was named head coach of the U.S. men’s track and field team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where Team USA brought home a record number of medals.
One of the world’s foremost visionaries in the sport of track and field, Lananna has had a long and storied career that has seen unprecedented success as a coach, administrator, organizer and leader. Lananna has worked tirelessly to grow the sport of track and field in this country by creating a supportive environment for elite athletic performances, promoting community health and fitness initiatives, engaging youth with numerous learning and competitive opportunities, and establishing leading practices in hosting sustainable sporting events.