National Organization of Coaches Association Directors

Ann Gaffigan, Former T&F American Record Holder

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NOCAD is proud to endorse Ann Gaffigan, a former Track & Field American record holder.

Ann Gaffigan has grown her web and systems development business, Gazelle Incorporated, since graduating from the University of Nebraska with her bachelor’s in computer science in 2004. Gazelle Inc now serves dozens of clients all over the United States, ranging from small businesses that need informational websites to larger non-profits and commercial businesses needing integrated membership and operations systems.

Gaffigan competed on the cross-country and track and field teams for the University of Nebraska, serving as captain of both her senior year. In 2004, she attained All-American status in the 3000m Steeplechase and went on to win that event at the U.S. Olympic Trials, setting a then-American Record of 9:39.35. She was also named the 2004 Nebraska Female Student-Athlete of the Year. Gaffigan competed post-collegiately for New Balance through the 2008 Olympic Trials.

Gaffigan helped launch the Track and Field Athletes Association, serves on the USA Track and Field Athletes Advisory Committee and co-founded, a site dedicated to enhancing and increasing the visibility of women’s sports. She is heavily involved with WIN for KC, an organization that empowers women and girls through sports, and is a volunteer instructor for Girls Who Code, a national organization that aims to increase the number of female computer programmers.

Gaffigan moonlights as a motivational speaker, keynoting events such as the 2011 WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards Luncheon and the 2013 NCAA Career in Sports Forum.

Contact Ann Gaffigan

Target Groups:  Coaches, Athletic Directors, Parents, and Student-Athletes

Region:  National, Midwest

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