Ali Mann is in her fourth season with the Lions, her second as full-time assistant coach.
Mann has helped guide the Lions to top-four finishes in the WCC during her time at LMU, including second place finishes for the men and women in 2009-10. Mann was previously a volunteer assistant who balanced teaching Health at Culver City High School and coaching at LMU before becoming a full-time coach.
Mann had an impressive cross-country and track career at William & Mary College in Williamsburg, VA. In cross-country, she helped her team place in the top twenty at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in 1997 and 1998. In addition, she helped the Tribe win the Colonial Athletic Association team championship three years in a row from 1996-1998, and earned USTFCCCA Team Academic All-American honors for two years. On the track, Mann qualified for NCAAs in the 1500m with a 4:23 in 2000. Mann holds the Freshman Outdoor Record in the 800m, having run 2:13.40 in 1997. She frequently ran as the anchor for William & Mary's relay teams and holds the school record for the indoor 4x800 relay, outdoor 4x800 relay, 4x1500 relay and the Distance Medley relay.
Mann is currently the co-captain for Nike Team Run L.A. In 2003, she was a USA Track & Field qualifier in the steeplechase. Last winter, she qualified for the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships in the 1500m by running a 4:47 mile. She still regularly competes to prepare for the USA Track & Field Championships and Olympic Trials and has recorded post-collegiate personal bests of 2:07 (800m), 4:21 (1500m), 4:47 (mile), 10:27 (steeplechase), and 17:05 (5000m).
Mann is from Fayetteville, New York, a 1996 graduate of Fayetteville-Manlius High School, 5-time consecutive winners of the Nike Cross Country Nationals from 2006-2010. When Mann joined the team, Fayetteville-Manlius only had 6 members. By the time she graduated, the team had at least 45 members and was 2nd in the state of New York.
Her personal goal is to help Coach Guerrero and the LMU Cross Country & Track team continue to improve and accomplish its major goals: winning the WCC Championship, qualifying as a team for the NCAA Cross Country Championships and helping individual runners qualify for the NCAA Track & Field Championships.
Mann has a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and a single subject Health teaching credential.