The Passing of Coach Jack Brennan

It is with great sadness we learn that our Jack Brennan has passed away this Saturday morning.  Jack was a long time Taconic member, an outstanding Masters runner, many times NYRR Runner of the Year, our iconic St. Patrick’s Day race director and, of course, the beloved coach of the speed workouts every week at Rockies.  An inspiration and a friend to so many of us. 

Memorial Services to be held July 18th, 2019 between 5-9 PM at:

Ballard-Durand

2 Maple Avenue

White Plains, NY 10601

https://tinyurl.com/y4rwnvpb

Mass will be held at 2PM the following day, July 19th at a Catholic Church as yet to be determined. I will update as soon as I know the location.

A get together celebrating the life of my father will commence at Captain Lawrence Brewery (444 Saw Mill River Rd, Elmsford, NY 10523) at 4pm until ?

I am sharing this on Facebook to reach out to friends of his who may not be aware of this information.

 
Rest in Peace, coach.  We will all run a little slower without you. 
 
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  1. Anonymous

    I’m so very sorry to hear this news. Jack was one of a kind, always willing to help and coach us. He will be missed. Rest In Peace Jack

  2. Tom Piazza

    Jack will be missed. I remember some runs with him on reservoir road where people were walking their dogs without a leash. Let’s just say he didn’t like that and let them know:). Jack was one of a kind!

  3. Greg Gleason

    Jack was a great guy. I have fond memories of my runs with him. Just an all-around good guy. Rest in peace my friend.

  4. Anonymous

    Jack. I will miss you. Alan Palestine.

  5. Anonymous

    Jack liked to connect with his love of music and will be missed. RIP

  6. Andrew Vaccaro

    I will miss having long chats with jack between when we really should have been running. 🙂

    He had so many great stories from races past and crazy athletic feats as well as the best beer wholesale places to get provisions for fdr meetings. A great man.

  7. Douglas E Miller

    jack… we went back a looooong way. You were so kind to me. you were better to me than I was to myself. We had a blast in Scotland.. .. You were there for my wedding. How about that trip to NYC with the group to see that Broadway show! A great competitor. Most of all- A great friend! Will miss you dearly…………………………

  8. Anonymous

    Great man, great coach and friend. Came down to NYC marathon many years to encourage us. Came down every week at Rocky’s to coach us, even though his health was failing. Will miss his drive and motivation. Will n
    ever forget him.

  9. Ted P.

    Great man, great coach and friend. Came down to NYC marathon many years to encourage us. Came down every week at Rocky’s to coach us, even though his health was failing. Will miss his drive and motivation. Will n
    ever forget him.

  10. Rich Nash

    Jack was a true friend, true running competitor, and a true inspiration. I enjoyed our long conversations, training with him and having him on our Veterans Team. For many years he ran the “Ocean To Sound Relay” with us. Thank you for your support with taking pictures for the SYTP. You will be greatly missed so rest in peace.

  11. Martin

    RIP Jack and condolences to family. Happy to have met you on the journey. Thanks for taking photos of all even if we were way back in the pack.

  12. Fredy Lowe

    Pat & I are saddened to hear that another great Taconic runner and friend has passed away. Every time we hear the song ‘Werewolves of London’ on the radio we can see Jack dancing to the beat of his favorite song. Dance in peace, Jack. Your smiling face will be dearly missed.

  13. Anonymous

    Without a doubt every PR I ever got was due to Jack’s coaching, I hear his voice in every race, “3 quick strides, downhill form, Khalid shoulders!” It is a heartbreak that he is gone but he left us all with so much. Will always run with him in my heart, he loved our sport so much!

  14. Scott Mosenthal

    One of the finest to ever wear a Taconic singlet–a true gentleman. He always took an interest in others, was willing to do anything for others, and absolutely lived his life to the fullest. He will indeed be missed.

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