Marsh, Martucci Named FSC Interim Track Coaches
Two former standout Florida Southern distance runners have been named interim track coaches for Florida Southern’s 2012 spring track season. FSC Athletics Director Pete Meyer said Rebecca Clark Marsh will coach the women’s team and Ben Martucci will coach the men’s team. They will fill the vacancy created when Jamie Moreno resigned as cross country/track coach following last fall’s cross country season.
“We are excited to bring back two former Mocs who had tremendous careers to lead our programs on an interim basis,” Meyer said. “Rebecca and Ben were outstanding runners and understand the history and success of the program, as well as the academic requirements needed to be successful in the classroom as well.”
Marsh was a first-team all-Sunshine State Conference performer in cross country for the Moccasins from 1997 through 2000. She was part of four SSC championship teams and finished in the top five at the SSC championship each year. She is one of only two FSC female cross country runners to earn first-team all-SSC honors all four years. She served as an assistant cross country coach for the Moccasins in 2008. She was head track/cross country coach at Lakeland High School from 2003 through 2007 and 2009 through 2010. Still an avid runner, Marsh is the founder and president of Faith Runners, which specializes in personalized and group training programs. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida Southern and her master’s degree from South Florida, both in physical fitness.
Martucci ranks as one of the top distance runners in Moccasin history. During his four-year career (2007-10) he was a two-time SSC individual cross country champion (2009 & 2010) and ran on four SSC championship teams, placing fifth individually as a freshman and as a sophomore . He was named SSC Runner of the Year as a junior and senior and was team MVP both years. In track, he owns the Moccasins’ best times in the 800 meters (1:58.10), 1500 meters (3:54.52), 3000 meters (8:42.95) and 5000 meters (14:40.47). He graduated from Florida Southern in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in human movement and performance.