We are excited to announce the appointment of Kori VanderKooi as our new Varsity Cross Country coach. Coach VanderKooi comes with a significant amount of coaching, educating and training experience.
“I have a deep passion for coaching kids, and particularly, in distance running. My experiences starting and coaching the cross country programs at Brookfield Academy and for South Christian Middle School have taught me a lot about motivating kids, and balancing when to push them more, and when to back off. I’ve learned much about the value of positive encouragement, goal setting, and listening to what kids have to say, and then developing a program that meets their needs. I believe that my experience and the passion I have for cross country, and particularly for South Christian Cross Country, would be an asset to the program. In addition, it would be a great honor and joy to continue coaching many of the young men and women who I had the privilege to coach as middle schoolers. ” – Coach Kori VanderKooi