PISCATAWAY, NJ - Rutgers track and field throwing coach Tony Naclerio will be honored with the Shore Athletic Club of New Jersey’s Wisner Brothers Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to the Sport of Track and Field at its annual banquet on Friday, Jan. 30, at 7:00 p.m.
Naclerio, a guidance counselor at Morris Hills High School, is one of the most successful and renowned throwing coaches in the United States. A coach and educator for 40 years, he served as the head men’s Olympic Coach for the throws and multi-events in 1996 and was also the 1991 head throwing coach for the World Championships in Japan. His most notable athlete has been Mark Murro, the first 300 foot javelin thrower and a 1968 U.S. Olympian. He serves as the national coordinator for throws for USA Track & Field, and has written a book titled, “Teaching Progressions of the Shot Put, Discus, and Javelin.”
Naclerio’s Rutgers throwers hold seven school records and have earned numerous Metropolitan and ECAC Championships. In addition, he has coached several NCAA All-Americans, most recently Rutgers junior Sam Segond (East Stroudsburg, PA) in the discus in 2002.
The Shore Athletic Club of New Jersey, founded in 1934, is an organization with over 500 members dedicated to all specialties within the sport of track and field. It fields varsity and local men’s and women’s teams to compete in every event within the sport and sponsors numerous events each year. This year’s awards dinner will take place at the English Manor in Ocean Township.