NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mallory Mulzer will join the Vanderbilt cross country and track and field staff to work with distance student-athletes as an assistant coach, Althea Thomas, director of cross country and track and field, announced Monday.
“I’m happy to add Coach Mallory to our program and track family,” Thomas said. “She comes highly recommended for her love and knowledge of track. Most importantly, she has love for people and the development of the total person. She will be a great asset to our program as we continue to build young men and women through sport.”
Mulzer will be joining the Commodores after spending the 2022–23 season as an operations assistant at Florida State. There, she played a large role in the Seminoles’ recruiting efforts, signing a cohort of freshman and transfer student-athletes that included NCAA All-American Rylee Penn, Sydney Nowiki and Georgia state champion Hannah Schemmel.
With Mulzer’s guidance, the Florida State women’s track and field team earned a top-four finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships. Mulzer assisted in coaching All-American Alyson Churchill at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, where she placed 11th in the 5,000 meters.
“I am incredibly excited to be a part of a program that’s growing alongside its really powerful staff,” Mulzer said. “Vanderbilt is a highly influential university with success and potential that I’m honored to be a part of. I cannot wait to connect with the student-athletes and help them along their journey, as well as learn from some of the greatest coaches in the country. I hope to bring a lot of genuine connection, passion and experience from different phases of my life in the NCAA to the group.”
As a student-athlete, Mulzer competed at Indiana for five years and at Ohio State for one year as a graduate student. She was a part of the Big Ten Championship team at Ohio State in 2022. While competing for the Hoosiers, she scored multiple times at the Big Ten Championships and advanced to the 2019 NCAA East Regional in the 800 meters. She was also awarded Academic All-Big Ten on several occasions.
Mulzer received a bachelor’s in public health from Indiana University in 2021 and a master’s certificate in assistive and rehabilitative technology from Ohio State University in 2022.