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CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK AND FIELD COACH
"How good are you? How good can you be? How good do you want to be? If you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything."
"Coach Alfano's workouts were designed specifically to help me achieve my goals. With the help of Coach Alfano's high-level training, I received a scholarship to run division I cross country and track."
Mepham class of 2017/Marist class of 2021. 2018 Nassau County 1-mile champion
"Coach Alfano was an incredible asset to me in my athletic journey. Even when I doubted myself, he always had confidence in my ability to perform and he always believed in me. He helped guide me on and off the track. He was an amazing coach to me and I still use the things he taught me in my everyday training. I don't think I would be at the place I am today without him."
Mepham class of 2016/University At Albany class of 2020. 2016 Nassau County 2-mile champion
“Being a walk-on, on a Division I team is an extremely scary thing alone, but also being the only new girl on the team is even scarier. Pete really helped me to feel comfortable and build great confidence in all I could bring to my already experienced teammates. I had a great experience working with Pete, not only helping me to grow to my full athletic abilities, but also helping me to create a powerful team mentality that I still use in everyday life. Learning the dedication it takes to become a great athlete is something I have been able to apply to every part of my life today. He gave everyone a chance to see their full potential even if we didn’t see it or believe that we had it at first.”
Hofstra University class of 2015
“It is hard when there is a new coach coming in half way through your high school running career. The training was different and I had some trouble with the fact of changing how I did runs and workouts. Coach Alfano was patient and he knew the type of athlete I was. We did not get along the first few seasons, but I soon realized that he was doing the best for our team and I began to trust the process. Alfano gave me the chance to trust his process on my own and as that happened, my performance during cross country and track began to get to the points I wanted. He was open minded and let my opinion matter, which is something not all coaches are open to. If it wasn’t for this journey with Coach Alfano, I would not be at the school I am now fulfilling my dreams and becoming a better athlete.”
Mepham class of 2017/Siena University class of 2021
"I never knew I could get my 800 time down to 2:01 until Coach Alfano pushed me to my limits. He would motivate me everyday in practice about being able to run faster each race and never stopped believing in my ability to do so."
Mepham class of 2016/Suny Brockport class of 2020 - Soccer standout
"Coach Alfano helped me go from an 11:02 to a 9:56 in the 2-mile and from a 5:09 to a 4:41 mile over the course of four months. With him as a coach, no goal is out of reach and no potential goes unnoticed. Buying into his system and coaching style brought out my best as an athlete."
Mepham class of 2015
I graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School (Staten Island, NY) and St. John's University (Jamaica, NY) where I competed in the great sport of Cross Country and Track and Field. I was very fortunate to have been coached by amazing people that I had the opportunity to learn from. Tom Cuffe, Jim Hurt and Olympic bronze medalist and former world record holder - Tom Farrell. I am privileged to have had them as my mentors.
The experiences that I had as a member of these teams, motivated me to start coaching. It was thanks to James Sewell that I began my coaching career on the collegiate level. James gave me the opportunity to coach along side him as his assistant for four years at Hofstra University before I became the head coach for the next six years. At Hofstra, I assisted student-athletes to earn All-CAA, All-Metropolitan and All-ICAAAA honors and establish a new school record.
After my time at Hofstra, I became the head Cross Country/Track and Field coach at Wellington C. Mepham where I now have the honor of coaching a terrific group of individuals that share the same passion for track and field as I do. At Mepham, I have had the pleasure to coach county champions, assist student-athletes to qualify for the State Championships and continue their love for running at the collegiate level. Many of my athletes have went on to continue their running careers at the NCAA level.
My goal, and the goal of this site, is to help athletes reach their potential by providing training programs and feed back to those that need it. I hope that I can be as effective as a coach to you as my coaches were to me.
- Coach Alfano
CHOOSE YOUR WORKOUT
There are thousands of coaches out there. There are hundreds of different training theories. Many of them work. There is not one correct way to train. These are my philosophies.
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