Brian Chabot
Brian Chabot
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 508-831-6022
Email: bchabot@wpi.edu
Year: Sixth Season
Previous College: UMass Amherst '99

2017 & 2018 NEWMAC Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year

Brian Chabot is entering his sixth campaign as the Head Cross Country Coach and 15th season guiding the Men's and Women's Track and Field programs at WPI.

2021 was a historical season for Chabot’s cross country crews as the Engineers combined for nine top-five finishes including a title for the men at the Wellesley Invitational and the women at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational. History was written when Elise Deshusses and Charlotte Kokernak earned All-Region honors as the women’s program finished eighth at the NCAA East Regional, marking the third-straight year finishing in the top 10, earning the first individual bids in women’s program history to the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. On the men’s side, Benjamin Steeves, Brian Brooks and Logan Gaudette earned All-Region as the men’s squad finished fifth and earned a trip to the national championships as a team for the first time in program history.

The 2019 campaign proved to be the program's most successful to date, with both the men and women's teams placing in the top-10 regionally for the second straight year. The men earned their best finish - 8th, while the women placed 10th for the third straight season. Chabot saw first year, David Reynolds advance to the Division III NCAA Championships after he placed 20th at the New England Regional. Reynolds is only the third harrier in WPI's history to advance to the national championship. 

In Chabot's inaugural season, the women placed second at the NEWMAC Championships and finished 10th at the NCAA Division III New England Championships, and yielded NEWMAC Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year accolades. Sydney Packard was seventh at the conference meet and 23rd at the regional event to garner NEWMAC All-Conference and All-New England accolades, respectively. Also earning All-NEWMAC status were Ari Rozen, Emily Newman, and Lea Strangio. Newman led the team with a third USTFCCCA academic nod while Packard and Strangio were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Cross Country and Track & Field team. The women also tied two other years with eight NEWMAC Academic All-Conference nods.

On the men's side, Tristam Winship and Avery Ingegneri earned All-NEWMAC honors as the team once again took second at the conference championship. Winship went on to post a top 50 finish at the NCAA New England Regional. Academically, Jimmy Doty and Warren Staver secured their third NEWMAC Academic All-Conference certificates while Ingegneri and Tom Hanlon were honored for the first time.

Prior to joining the staff at WPI, Chabot coached Indoor Track and Field at his alma mater, St. John's High School in Shrewsbury from 2000-01. Under Chabot's tutelage, the Pioneers set school records in the mile and the 4x800 relay.

In college, Chabot was a standout cross country and track and field athlete at UMass-Amherst. Chabot was a two-year team captain in both sports for the Minutemen and received All-New England and All-IC4A distinctions on multiple occasions. He graduated from UMass in 1999 with a double-major in Psychology and History.