I began coaching cross country at Herrick in 2009 when long time coach, Mr. Bruce Takacs, retired. My background - I wasn't much of a runner growing up. I mostly played basketball and football (All Conference my Senior year!)
One year I decided to try to get back in shape and train to run a 5K. This great experience lead me to want to coach cross country. One of the things I enjoy most about coaching cross country is helping "non-runners" (like I used to be) to become runners. I've been blessed to coach some great athletes and hard workers. On the left is a pictue of me running in The Bonfield. I'm the guy with the crazy horns on his head.
I have several Cross Country related items listed below including;
• My favorite Cross Country and running related photos
• Information about former Herrick CC runners
• Link to the Herrick website for the current CC Information
Herrick Cross Country Team Highlights!!
I began coaching cross country at Herrick in 2009. I joined veteran cc coach Mary Lueck who retired from teaching and coaching in 2019. Another rookie cc coach, Jill Henry, also joined the cross country coaching staff that year. As you can see below, we have been blessed to coach some amazing teams!
2019 - Conference Champions at all levels - Repeat!
Overall Champions at the Franklin Invitational - Repeat!
2018 - Conference Champions at all levels
Overall Champions at the Franklin Invitational
2017 - 7th Grade Boys and 7th Grade Girls Conference Champions
7th Grade Girls won the Franklin Invitational
2016 - 7th Grade Girls Conference Champions
2015 - Conference Champions at all levels
2012 - 8th Grade Girls Conference Champions
2010 - 7th Grade Girls Conference Champions