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Molloy Named Head Coach of Wheeler Track Programs

The Wheeler School is excited to announce the hiring of Nessa Molloy as the head coach of indoor track, track and field, and cross country.

A remarkable student-athlete at Providence College on the legendary track and cross country teams of the 1990s, Molloy transitioned her running talent seamlessly into coaching success at Bishop Feehan High School and Cumberland High School. 

During Molloy’s nine years of coaching at Cumberland, which included six years at the helm of the cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track and field teams, the program earned numerous team and individual awards. Coach Molloy guided the Clippers to a combined 12 division championships, along with five top three Class A finishes in cross country, four indoor track individual champions, five outdoor track individual champions, multiple top three state meet finishes, and three team sportsmanship awards. Along the way, she also acquired three RITCA Coach of the Year Awards and directed and hosted the Cumberland Invitational, which is the longest-running all-girls invitational in Rhode Island.

“Having an opportunity to bring in Nessa Molloy to coach at Wheeler is really fantastic for our cross country and track programs,” said Director of Athletics Sean Kelly ‘02. “She has long been one of the most respected coaches in the Rhode Island running world. What is most impressive about Nessa, well beyond her coaching successes, is the positive culture and relationships she creates in her programs.”

In accepting the position, Molloy said, "I am so excited to be given this opportunity to share my passion for track and field with the Wheeler community. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and getting to work. It will be great to continue building a track and field program and family that will represent The Wheeler School, not only through athletic ability but also through character and devotion to our program and our school.”

Author: Sean Kelly  

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