August 27, 2008

Webb Adds Donoghue to Women's Cross Country and Track and Field Staff

Central Connecticut women's cross country and track and field head coach Brenda Webb announced the addition of Tessa Donoghue to her coaching staff for the 2008-09 season. Donoghue comes to CCSU following a two-year stint at Connecticut College.

Donoghue, who graduated from Westfield State College, served as an assistant at Connecticut College from August 2006 through June 2008. She coached jumpers, was a co-coach for sprinters and hurdlers, and assisted with cross country practices. Prior to working at Connecticut College, Donoghue was an assistant track and field/cross country at Manchester College in Indiana. She coached sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers at Manchester.

A six-time All-American in long jump and triple jump at Westfield State, Donoghue graduated with a liberal arts degree in 2005. She set school records in the long jump and triple jump and was a 2005 NCAA Division III Track and Field nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year. Donoghue began her collegiate career at Wheaton College in 2001. She was an eight-time All-American at Wheaton and won the 2002 NCAA Division III Outdoor Long Jump title. Donoghue also ran on three National Championship 4x400 meter relay teams.

Donoghue holds a USATF Level I Coaching Certification.