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Coach Joe Plutz

Head Track Coach, is in his third year of coaching at F.I.T. His track experience includes running and competing in Track for the past 30 years.  He was a High School All-American in Track and a five-time Collegiate All-American in Track. He has also officiated Track meets at the high school and collegiate levels as well as coaching at the high school level and post college athletes.  Coach Plutz welcomes all track runners from all experience levels to participate and all he asks is for honesty and dedication!



Howard Lindsay, Head Field Coach, is in his first year of coaching at F.I.T.  After having competed in his first Olympic Games (1984), Mr. Lindsay was offered track and field scholarships by several US Universities. In 1985 he chose The University of Maryland Eastern Shore as the place he would pursue his college education. While at university, he enjoyed a stellar track and field career that included breaking the university’s indoor records in the LJ, 200m and 400m with his 400m record staying intact for 20 years. In 1986 he was ranked 7th in the 400M and 12th in the Long Jump by East Coast Track and Field Magazine. At the 1987 MEAC Indoor Championships he achieved the record for the athlete scoring the most individual points in the championship’s history and was voted MVP of the meet. In 1988 he set a new MEAC indoor long Jump record and was voted University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Athlete of The Year. In 2004 he was inducted into The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Hall of Fame. Today Mr. Lindsay currently competes on the master’s level and has been either world or nationally ranked as a master’s athlete in various events every year since 2003. He has also added coaching to his repertoire having coached at both the High School and College levels.

 Coach D.J. Bevivino

Head Throwing Coach.  This is his second year of coaching the throwers for the Tigers.  Bevivino is excited for this season as the team is adding the hammer into the aresnal of implements.  Bevivino is a certified Physical Education teacher, graduating from SUNY Cortland with his Bachelors, and completing his Masters in Adapted Physical Education.  Bevivino is also in his 4 year as the Head Women's soccer coach at FIT and the sports information director for the Athletics department.


Student Assistant Coach Maria Paolillo

Maria is joining the FIT Tigers team for one year from West Lafayette, Indiana. Maria is a junior participating in the One Year Associate’s Degree Program for Fashion Merchandise Management. At Purdue, Maria studies Apparel Design and Technology and plans to graduate with a Bachelors of Science in May 2015. Maria also runs Track and Cross Country for the Boilermakers. During her sophomore year she was awarded Academic All Big Ten and earned her first Varsity Letter. Maria has been running ever since she can remember, as both of her parents were All-Americans and she grew up around the track. She is excited to help grow and work with the Tigers Cross Country and Track Teams while she spends a year perusing her dreams in the Big Apple.

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