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