Bruce Lehane
Bruce Lehane
Year: Induction Class of 2013
College: Boston State College '70
Team: Cross Country, Track and Field

One of the most impressive runners to ever compete for the Warriors in both cross country and track and field, Bruce Lehane '70 ended his college career with a combined 12 varsity letters.  The career record holder at Boston State in the 880 meter and the mile run, Lehane earned his All-American honors in the 1969 and 1970 outdoor seasons.

While with the cross country program, Lehane could always be found at the front of the pack and led the Warriors to multiple top finishes.  On the track, his top events included the 880 meter, the 1,000 yard, and the mile run.  He was also a member of the two mile and distance medley relay teams.

To date, Lehane serves as the head men's and women's cross country coach at Boston University.  Since 1982, Lehane has coached 37 Division I All-American and 24 IC4A/ECAC Individual champions.  Amongst the countless athletes he has coached include Olympians Cathy O'Brien and Rosemary Ryan.  During his tenure the men's cross country team has competed in 10 NCAA Championships, which include three top-10 finishes.  The women's cross country team has grabbed 15 out of the 19 conference championships under Lehane's tutelage.

Lehane would later graduate from UMass Lowell with his master's degree in reading and language.