David and Jane Ott Join USA Track & Field Foundation Board of Directors

David and Jane Ott Join USA Track & Field Foundation Board of Directors


The USA Track & Field Foundation is excited to announce the appointment of Jane and David Ott to its Board of Directors. The Ott’s bring a wealth of experience in athletics and coaching, further enhancing the Foundation’s mission to support track and field programs, mentor athletes and foster youth development.

“Jane and Dave have been giving back to the sport for many years. We are fortunate they will now be bringing that passion for Track & Field to our Board,” stated USATF Foundation CEO Tom Jackovic.

Jane Ott served as the Varsity Track Coach and Assistant Cross-Country Coach for Darien High School in Connecticut from 2013 to 2022. She competed in Cross-Country and Track & Field for the University of Pennsylvania, where she captained the 1986 Cross-Country team. Jane’s deep involvement in the sports community extends to her roles on the Board of the Armory Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Athletics Board of Advisors, and the Women’s Running Coaches Collective Advisory Council.  She has a particular interest in issues involving female athlete health.

David Ott, a Co-Founder and Advisory Director of Viking Global Investors, competed in Cross-Country and Track & Field for the University of Pennsylvania and continues to participate in Masters road races and track meets. David also dedicated over a decade to coaching for Darien High School, making him well-versed in the development of young athletes.

David and Jane join a distinguished group of individuals who share a common goal: to empower the next generation of track and field athletes in achieving their dreams.  They commented, “Track & Field is not only a great sport, but it’s the right sport for our times.  It’s a diverse sport with opportunities available for males and females from all economic backgrounds.  And it’s the most inclusive sport; whatever your shape or size, there is an event for you!  We’re honored to support the USATF Foundation’s mission to enable today’s youth to have a rewarding experience in track & field like we have had.”

The USATF Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track and field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging and experienced elite athletes, along with guidance on future career paths. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors, major gifts, and from generous fans of track & field.

Elite athletes are supported by the Foundation via monetary grants, career counseling (mentoring and jobs) and participation in Run With US!. Youth athletes are supported via monetary grants to youth clubs.

For more information, or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, Click Here or contact Tom Jackovic at (412) 398-2484 or tjackovic@usatffoundation.org.