Rick Doiron   doironrunning.com

Coaching is about working with you as an individual athlete. Coaching can help you manage the many variables that can become obstacles to your training. It can give you a balance perspective and expert guidance. Coaching running is the science of training the bodies energy systems, not simply running more or faster. Each runner can and will respond differently. Your program must be individualized to meet your unique needs. DoironRunning will help you build the power for success.


I was born into the sport of running and track and field. Running was a family tradition beginning with my father in the 1950’s. A world class marathoner, Rene Doiron posted a personal best of 2:23 and 17th place in the Boston Marathon, in a time before modern running shoes existed. I followed in my brothers footsteps and became the best high school 2 miler(19:15) in the State and New England. My school record still stands after 40 years. I continued my career at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, becoming a top performer not only at the school but in the region, achieving All-New England honors multiple times. 35 years later my 14:09 5k is still the 3rd all-time for UMASS. I have a M.ED in Athletic Administration, and taught physical education. I coached at Westfield State University. The only coach in team history to bring a XC team to the NCAA championships. I coached at Westfield High School, and in a little under two years, qualified more than 22 athletes for state championships as well as 2 national championship qualifying relays. My experience is extensive in all areas of running and track and Field. I am currently the Head Cross Country and Track Coach at Bay Path University, where I am building a program that will rival other Division III New England Colleges. As a professional runner, I earned top 30 finishes at the National Cross Country and Marathon Championships with a 2:23:22. PR’s include:1 mile – 4:07,3K – 8:03, 2 mile – 8:46, 5K – 13:55, 10k – 29:09,


Westfield, MA
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Run Analysis

Sport Types

Running, High School Cross Country, Collegiate Cross Country



Athlete Requirements

My athlete requirements are for the athlete to have the passion for running and the desire to improve.


63 Country Club Dr
Westfield, MA
United States