Head Coach: Patrick Gildea

Patrick has been coaching at West High School since 2011. He graduated from Tennessee where he lettered in track and cross country. He competed professionally representing the US on two occasions at the world championships in cross country and the half-marathon distance. He also holds a graduate degree from Saint Francis University. Patrick was named the 2016 KIL Women’s Cross Country Coach of The Year.

Graduate Assistant Coach: Khadija Nisar

Khadija is a graduate student at Tennessee studying secondary education. She is an 8th grade social studies intern at Gresham Middle School. Khadija ran track and cross country for four years at Oglethorpe in Georgia. She coached at Atlanta International School during her senior year. She ran track and cross country at Germantown High School in Memphis.

Assistant Coach/YoungLife Leader: Marah Barnhart

Marah is an freshman nursing student at Tennessee. She ran competitively for Houston High School in Memphis. During her time at Houston she helped her team win two TSSAA titles in cross country. Marah is one six children. She is a YoungLife leader and involved in RUF at UT. She enjoys traveling, frisbee and running.

2017 Schedule

09/03/17 West Cross Country Meet Victor Ashe ParkTBD
09/09/17 Cherokee Invitational To Be DeterminedTBD
09/16/17 Trinity/Valkyrie Classic EP Sawyer State ParkTBD
09/23/17 Bristol Cross Country Steele Creek ParkTBD
10/07/17 KIL Cross Country Meet Sequoyah ParkTBD
10/26/17 Region 2 Championship Victor Ashe ParkTBD
11/04/17 TSSAA State Championship Percy Warner ParkTBD
12/02/17 Nike Cross Nationals Glendover Golf CourseTBD
12/09/17 Footlocker National Championships Balboa ParkTBD

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