|Title:||Assistant Coach, Assistant Director of Operations and Recruiting|
|Degree:||BS, Zoology, SUNY Oswego '15|
|Degree:||MS, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Springfield College '17|
Marissa Pariseau is in her first season as an assistant coach and assistant director of operations and recruiting for the Willamette cross country and track and field teams in 2017-18. She joins the Bearcats after receiving a master's degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Springfield College (Mass.) this past spring. She earned a bachelor's degree in Zoology at the State University of New York at Oswego in 2015.
While completing her master's degree at Springfield College, Pariseau coached Courtney Luscier to a fourth place finish in the 60-meter dash at the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships. Pariseau also helped Luscier earn a ranking of 19th on the NCAA Division III performance list in the 100-meter dash during the outdoor season.
As a track and field athlete at SUNY Oswego, Parisaeu competed in the 400-meter dash. She set individual school records in the indoor 400-meter and 500-meter races as well as the outdoor 400-meter dash. She competed on record-breaking relay teams in the indoor 4 x 400-meter relay, the indoor distance medley relay and the outdoor 4 x 400-meter relay. She was a team captain for three years.
Her master's degree at Springfield College included research on the effect of imagery on performance in distance runners.