Waltham Track Club's head coach (and founder) is Joe “JT” Tranchita. JT is a USATF Level 2 Certified Coach with more than 30 years of experience coaching athletes of all ages and abilities, from beginner to national caliber, and during his tenure with the club, has produced many New England, northeast regional and national titles at both the youth and open women's levels.
In addition to being WTC’s coach, JT has been a high school coach since 1975, first at Waltham High School for fifteen years and now at Newton North. As a high school coach he has won more than a six dozen state and conference titles, produced dozens of individual state champions, and had six number one nationally ranked teams. As a Club coach, he has won three National team titles, dozens of N.E. and Regional titles and has produced more than 80 All-Americans.
In 2011 JT was elected to the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the Waltham High School Hall of Fame in 2014. He was a National Coach of the Year finalist in 2015.
Youth Track and Field Program Coaching Staff
WTC’s spring youth track and field program attracts more than 300 kids each year, and thus requires a large volunteer coaching staff. Typically, this staff is comprised primarily of parents, but high school and college athletes and community members are also invited to participate. We can never have enough coaches! Coaches attend coaching classes conducted by the club in early spring to fully prepare them for their coaching assignments. Please contact us if interested.