Vin Lananna

Vin Lananna

USATF President

University of Virginia

Director of Track and Field and Cross Country

Associate Athletics Director for Administration

2016 Olympic Head Coach – Men’s Track & Field

Charlottesville, VA
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.



The USA Track & Field Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track & field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging elite athletes, and distance training centers. 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 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.