IMG_0790Bryan Kovalsky is a teacher at Ridgefield High School and coach of the boys cross country and track teams. A former Ridgefield athlete, Bryan won two individual CT State Open track championships and went on to become the Ivy League champion in the 10,000m run at the University of Pennsylvania. During the past six years at Ridgefield, the distance runners have reached an unprecedented level of success, culminating in the 2016 New Balance National Championship in the distance medley relay.

unnamedJohn Goetz is the head coach of the Ridgefield High School girls cross country and track teams. Throughout his six-year tenure at Ridgefield, John’s teams have been the gold standard for success. His cross country teams have won five FCIAC championships and three each of CT class LL and CT open titles. His track teams have had similar success including one Class LL state title and one runner-up. Numerous athletes have earned all-conference, all-state, and all-New England recognition.


Steve Mucchetti is entering his 5th year as the boys’ assistant coach for cross country, indoor and outdoor track at Ridgefield High.  Steve coaches the sprinters and hurdlers during the track season and has coached athletes to 11 school records.  Steve competed for Ridgefield in high school, winning the cross country State Open in 2001, and was captain of the cross country team at Dartmouth.  He has also coached as a volunteer/graduate assistant at Yale, Florida State, and Harvard.