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Michael Audette

Head Coach: Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track & Field

Mike Audette enters his third year as the head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country coach at Vermont State University Castleton in 2023-2024, and first as the head coach for Men’s and Women’s Track and Field.

Since taking over the Spartan Cross Country program, Audette has helped coach and develop current sophomore Bethany Davis to a top 25 finish at the 2022 Little East Conference Cross Country Championship, as well as junior Amber Cuthbert to two school record breaking performances in the 800m and 1 mile runs. On the men’s side, Audette has overseen the continued progression of senior Jon Hendley to new Track and Field program records in the 1 mile and 5,000 meter runs.

Prior to joining Vermont State University Castleton, Audette spent fifteen years as the Division 1 Varsity Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Head Coach at Rutland High School, in Rutland, VT. During his time at Rutland, Audette helped guide several Division I State Meet individual champions and top-ten finishers, as well as several New England Championship qualifiers and individual school record holders in the distance and mid-distance events.

Audette is a 2004 graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and was a two-time Cross Country individual conference champion and runner of the year (2001-2002) in the Capital Athletic Conference, a three-time All Mason Dixon Conference runner (2001-2003) and the first three-time NCAA Southeast Region Cross Country all-region runner in school history (2001-2003). In college Track, Audette competed in the 1500 -10,000m distances and was the 2004 Mason Dixon Conference Indoor and Capital Athletic Conference Outdoor 5000m individual champion.

Audette recieved a bachelors degree in History and minor in Philosophy from Catholuc University, and is currently the assistant principal at Mt. St. Joseph Academy in Rutland, VT.

Audette lives in Rutland with his wife Jessica and their three children.

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