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second year as Head Coach of the track and field teams.
During the 2011-12 year, her
first at the helm of the program, Rees
guided both the men's and women's squads to improvements at the conference meet boh indoors and outdoors from the prior year.
During the indoor season, the women broke three records while the men also accomplished the same feat.
At the Northeast-10 Championship, she
had three men earn All-Conference honors including one event winner while the women had one individual and one relay earn All-Conference kudos.
Additionally, during indoors, under her
direction, Mychael Fabio provisionally qualified for nationals in the 200m dash while earning the automatic mark in the 400 where he
went on to place ninth.
Rees is a former Adelphi University assistant track and field coach as well as a former standout runner for the Panthers.
Katie (DiPietro) Rees spent four years as an athlete at Adelphi and then three and a half years as an assistant coach with the program.
A four-year letterwinner in both cross-country and track and field, Rees was also a four-time All-East Coast Conference performer and an All-Northeast selection in 2002.
helped the Panthers qualify for the 2001 and 2002 NCAA Division II Cross-Country National Championship meet, where Adelphi
placed 22nd and 21st in the nation.
then moved to the coaching side of the sport as an assistant with the cross-country and track and field programs.
helped the Panthers to three straight East Coast Conference women's cross-country titles and two men's in her
time at Adelphi
and was instrumental in helping the mid-distance and distance runners re-write the Adelphi record books.
In June, 2010, she
took over the helm of the men's and women's cross-country program.
Rees graduated Magna Cum Laude from Adelphi's Honors College in 2005 with a degree in Exercise Physiology and earned a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from Adelphi in 2006.
continues to run, having completed eight marathons, including notching her
personal best of 3:05.06 at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC.