Bobby Farrell

About Bobby Farrell

Bobby Farrell is currently the Director of XC/Track and Field for Rutgers University, entering his tenth season coaching there. During his tenure at Rutgers, Farrell has personally coached over 18 All-Americans, 13 individual conference champions, and 48 NCAA Qualifiers. As an assistant coach, he was awarded the 2015 and 2019 Mid-Atlantic Region Assistant Coach of the Year. His athletes have broken 14 school records during his time. Farrell spent his first eight years coaching the jumps, throws, and multi events; he now works primarily with the sprints and hurdles.

Before arriving at Rutgers, Farrell oversaw all sprints, hurdles, and jumps at Lafayette College. While there, Farrell guided student-athletes to 12 Patriot League Championships, including the fastest men’s 100m and 4x100m performances in Patriot League history. Under his tutelage, the Leopards placed in the top six individually at the Patriot League Championships 52 times. He also mentored 71 performances that ranked among Lafayette’s all-time top 10, with eight school records. In 2012, he coached the Patriot League Indoor and Outdoor Female Field Athlete of the Meet as well as the Outdoor Male Track Athlete of the Meet.

Farrell came to Lafayette after spending a year at Central Connecticut State, where he acted as the assistant women’s track and field coach in charge of sprints, hurdles, jumps, and throws. While at Central, his student-athletes broke six individual school records with 12 athletes qualifying for the New England Championships.

Prior to his arrival at CCSU, Farrell worked at Wagner College as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s track and field teams. While in Staten Island, New York, Farrell tutored the Northeast Conference Long Jump Champion, the Most Outstanding Field Performer, and the Most Valuable Performer. His athletes broke 12 school records during his tenure.