Brandon Bonsey
Brandon  Bonsey

Position:
Head Men's Cross Country Coach; Assistant Coach for Track & Field

Alma Mater:
Georgetown '09


09/10/2016

Nationally-Ranked Cross Country Programs Open at Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Club Invitational

The No. 7 Georgetown men's cross country team finished third while the No. 19 women finished second

11/21/2015

Behind Green’s Impressive Performance, Hoya Men Finish 10th at NCAAs; Women Place 20th

Georgetown is one of 11 schools in the country to put both a men’s team and a women’s team among the top 20 at the 2015 NCAA Championships

11/14/2015

Cross Country Earns Mid-Atlantic Region Honors

The Hoya men and women tally five athletes apiece with all-region accolades

11/13/2015

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Punch Their Tickets to the NCAA Championships

For the 10th time in the last 11 years, both the Georgetown men’s and women’s cross country teams advance to the NCAA Championships

11/13/2015

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Punch Their Tickets to the NCAA Championships

For the 10th time in the last 11 years, both the Georgetown men’s and women’s cross country teams advance to the NCAA Championships

Brandon Bonsey was named head men's cross country coach in July 2016 in addition to his role as an assistant coach for the track & field team. Bonsey returned to his alma mater at the beginning of the 2012-13 season as an assistant coach and has worked primarily with the middle distance and distance runners from the men's team.

During his tenure on the Hilltop, Bonsey has coached 16 student-athletes to 36 All-America honors in nine different events. His student-athletes have tallied 22 total BIG EAST event titles (17 individual, 5 relay) and the Hoya men captured the team title at the 2015 BIG EAST Cross Country Championships.

Under his tutelage, Jonathan Green became the first Hoya since 2000 to finish among the top five individually at the 2015 NCAA Cross Country Championships, leading the Hoyas to a 10th-place finish as Georgetown reclaimed its status among the very best at the national level. Additionally, the Blue & Gray is the only team in the country to have back-to-back years of "4 under 4" with four student-athletes running sub-four minute miles, each time in the same race.

Since Bonsey's return to the Hilltop, Georgetown has been a consistent presence at the national level in middle distance and distance events, most recently highlighted by four-consecutive years of Hoyas qualifying for the NCAA outdoor championships in the steeplechase and the 10,000-meter run, and three-straight years of 800-meter qualifiers and a return to prominence in the DMR after a four-year drought at the NCAA indoor championships.

Bonsey arrived on the Hilltop following a two-year stint with the Syracuse track & field / cross country program. With the Orange, Bonsey worked primarily with the middle distance and distance runners for both the men's and women's teams, while also assisting with recruiting and coordinating team travel. He helped guide the men's cross country team to a 2010 BIG EAST team championship. The Syracuse men finished the 2010 cross country season with a 14th-place finish at the NCAA Championships while the women posted top-20 finishes in both 2010 (10th) and 2011 (17th). Both cross country teams won the Northeast Regional Cross Country Championships in both 2010 and 2011.

During his time with the Orange, Syracuse had four student-athletes earn All-America honors in Tito Medrano, Pat Dupont, Lauren Penney and Katie Hursey. Additionally, SU had three individual BIG EAST champions in outdoor track & field in Medrano, Dupont and Sarah Pagano. Bonsey's tutelage led Jace Lowry to the 2012 USA Track & Field (USATF) Junior Cross Country title.

Prior to working with the Orange, Bonsey spent one year as an assistant with the Hoyas. In addition to assisting with the middle distance and distance runners, he was responsible for coordinating the recruiting process, daily practices and travel arrangements for the Hoyas.

During his prior stint at Georgetown, Bonsey helped guide Andrew Bumbalough to All-America status in cross country and to third-place finishes at the NCAA and USA Track & Field (USATF) Championships in the 5,000-meter run. He also helped train Mike Krisch to All-America status in cross country and to a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in the 10,000-meter run.

During Bonsey's junior year as a student-athlete in 2007, he finished fifth in the 1,000-meter at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship garnering All-BIG EAST honors. He ran a PR 4:04.21 in the mile that same season at the indoor Terrier Classic and earlier that year placed 36th at the 2006 BIG EAST Cross Country Championship. During his sophomore season, he earned All-BIG EAST honors as a member of the 4x800-meter relay team that placed third at the indoor championships. In 2005, his first year at Georgetown, Bonsey competed at the USATF Jr. National Championships in the 1,500-meter event.

Bonsey captained the cross country and indoor and outdoor track teams during his senior year. He was chosen to participate in the Veteran Leaders Program, a Georgetown leadership program designed for team captains to develop the skills and knowledge critical to be an effective and vocal leader.

The Falmouth, Maine native competed in cross country and indoor and outdoor track for Georgetown from 2004-09, graduating from Georgetown in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in government.

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