Meet the Staff

Ben Rosario

Executive Director

Ben served as NAZ Elite’s head coach and executive director from 2014 through April of 2022. Though he now focuses solely on the executive director role, as the head coach he led the team to more than 80 wins, 13 national titles, ten World Marathon Major Top Tens, eight World Championship appearances, and one Olympic Trials Marathon victory.

Jack Mullaney

Head Coach

For seven years, Jack was a key staff member for the successful Pilots distance program, working with men’s coach Rob Conner and women’s coach Ian Solof. During his time at the U of P, he went back to school and earned a Master’s of Science in Sport Management from West Virginia University in 2021. He is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCS) and a USATF Level 3 Coach.

Jenna Wrieden

Assistant Coach

Jenna joined the HOKA NAZ Elite coaching staff in January of 2021 after a long and successful career in the NCAA with stops at Arizona State, Appalachian State, Queens, High Point, and the University of Louisville where she worked with multiple NCAA All Americans including 2017 National steeplechase champion Edwin Kibichiy, and 2018 10,000 meter runner-up Dorcas Wasike.

Ben Bruce

Assistant Coach

Ben added the role of part-time assistant coach to his duties at the beginning of 2018, though he continued to compete as an athlete as well. From 2021 through 2023 he focused less on competing and more on his role as the team’s official pacer. On January 1, 2024 he took on a full-time position as the team’s second assistant coach and its operations coordinator.