|Title:||Assistant Athletic Director/Game Operations & SAAC|
Lorne Marcus was promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics for Game Operations and SAAC on July 1, 2015.
Marcus has been with the St. Thomas Aquinas College Track & Field program for the past eight seasons. Lorne started out with the Spartans as an Assistant Track Coach, dealing with the Sprinters and Jumpers. In his first two years, he had one of his sprinters finish 10th in the country and receive All-American honors. For the past 6 years, Coach Marcus has been in charge of the team, as the Head Coach, where he has won an East Coast Conference Championship and a Coach of the Year Award in the Spring of 2013.
In the time that Lorne has been at the helm of the Spartans, he has had over 40 All-Conference members, 6 All-Region selections, 4 athletes ranked in the top 25 in the nation in there event, as well as having 2 All-Americans. Coach Marcus has also had two Conference Runners of the Year; George Erazo and Winslow Dorsainvil.
Marcus, on the Academic Side of the ledger, has had his Women's Track athletes named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team in every season since the 2011-2012 year. The Men have also received the award twice as well. In addition, athlete Chris Muniz was recognized for an individual All-Academic award by the USTFCCCA for qualifying for the National Event and having over a 3.2 Grade Point Average.
In addition to all of his administrative and coaching duties at STAC, Coach Marcus has been an adjunct professor at St. Thomas Aquinas College for the past 8 years, teaching in the Sports Management Program and the Criminal Justice Extension Program for the College at United States Military Academy at West Point. Marcus also teaches within the county at nearby Dominican College and Rockland Community College.
Before arriving at St. Thomas Aquinas College, Lorne worked in the legal field in Florida before returning to his native New York. Marcus has a Juris Doctorate in Law and an M.S. in Sports Administration from St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida. Prior to his time in the Sunshine State, Coach Marcus participated in one year of Football and four years of Track & Field at SUNY Cortland, where he graduated with a B.A. in Political Science.