FLORIDA XC 2016: Coaching Teams To The Podium

Coaching Champions: Trinity Prep Boys Todd Grasley Dec 19, 2016

The Trinity Prep Saints flexed their muscles once more as they claimed their 4th consecutive 2A Cross Country Finals state championship. Longtime Coach Ken Vinal carried the team mid way through the season and then had to step down mid-season due to personal reasons. Mike Hill who coached Winter Park to a powerhouse program in the 2000's took over the reigns. We caught up with both of them to talk about this season and the team's road to the top of the podium.

Coaching Champions: St. Thomas Aquinas Boys Todd Grasley Dec 15, 2016

The St. Thomas Aquinas boys made it two in a row when they tallied 82 points to win the 4A Cross Country Finals over Lakewood Ranch by 95 points. The Raiders were led by Nicholas Rischar (3rd) and Antonio Martinez at the front of their line up. Coach Joe Hazera talks about this year's squad and their journey to repeat state champions.

Coaching Champions: Niceville Girls Todd Grasley Dec 9, 2016

After falling short of a podium finish in 2015, the Niceville girls took home the 3A Cross Country Finals title this year. Coach Jamie LaFollette gives us an inside look at the Eagles journey from summer training to a 4th place finish at NXNSE.

Podium Coaches: Circle Christian Girls Todd Grasley Dec 8, 2016

The Circle Christian girls followed up their 2015 1A Cross Country Finals championship with a runner-up finish in 2016. Coach Mark Caulfield tells us about this year's Centurion team and their road to a podium spot in Tallahassee.

Coaching Champions: Westminster Academy Boys Todd Grasley Dec 7, 2016

When the Westminster Academy boys hoisted the 1A Cross Country Finals trophy it was the first time the team had won state since 1983. On hand for both of the titles was head coach Ken Key. We caught up with him to talk about his team's journey the top of the podium.