Christi Ireland is in her 11th year as a full-time assistant coach for cross-country and track and field. She has played an integral role in the revitalization of the Bulldog cross country and distance programs. With her knowledge and enthusiasm the Elis look to remain on the national scene.
A 1993 graduate of Georgetown, Ireland was an eight-time NCAA All-American (four cross country and four track). She placed third in the 10,000m at the NCAAs during both her freshman and senior years. In the 5,000m at the Indoor NCAAs she placed fifth her junior year and fourth as a senior. In the fall of 1992 she was runner-up in the Big East Cross Country Championships. In the spring of 1993 she was both the Penn Relays and Big East 10,000m champion, as well as the Outdoor ECAC 3,000m and 5,000m champion. Her PRs include 4:45 for the mile, 16:04 for the 5k and 33:40 for the 10k.
Prior to coming to Yale, Ireland was the Fitness Director at Georgetown's Yates Fieldhouse. Her husband, Dan, is the men's cross-country coach at Yale University. They have three children, Jacob, Alaina and Addison.