Dr. Erik J. Chaput joined Lawrenceville in the fall of 2013 as a History Master and assistant track and field coach. He served as head of the Boys Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Teams from 2014-2018. In the summer of 2018, Chaput was appointed the Head of the Track and Field Program at Lawrenceville. He also serves as the head coach for the Girls Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field teams. During his tenure, Lawrenceville relay teams have consistently qualified for the New Balance Indoor and Outdoor Nationals. In February 2017, the boys 4x400 broke a 30-year old record at the historic New York City Armory running 3:24.15 to qualify for the Championship Division at the New Balance Indoor Nationals. The boys finished the 2017 indoor track season ranked 7th in New Jersey. In his tenure as head coach, the boys 4x400 relay won two titles at the Penn Relays and finished runner-up once. In the spring of 2018, the boys set the Lawrenceville school record in the Super Sprint Medley Relay. Chaput is a versatile coach who creates program designs for 55m sprinters to 3200m runners. Prior to Lawrenceville, Chaput was an assistant track coach at Northfield Mount Hermon School in western Massachusetts (2011-2013). At NMH, Chaput worked alongside legendary coach Bill Batty and coached male and female jumpers, sprinters, and middle/distance athletes, several of whom set NMH records, earned All-New England honors and went on to run Division-I track. From 2002-2005, Chaput was the head coach of the boys cross country and track and field program at Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
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