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Cross Country Head Coach Michael Schuster

michael.schuster@lcps.org

I have been involved in coaching Cross Country since 1991, beginning as a volunteer assistant coach for Blacksburg High School. As a head coach, I have helped nurture numerous young runners over the past two decades, helping them to realize personal goals as individual Regional Champions, State Qualifiers, and State Champions; however, the main reason I coach is to utilize my passion for running to help young student-athletes learn how to achieve success as a TEAM! My number one goal as a coach is to create life-long runners.

I was very excited to start an extraordinary XC tradition at Independence High School! My family is my number one priority. Therefore, as head coach, I want to establish a strong sense of family and community within our cross country program at Independence!

Osbourn Park High School

Head Cross Country Coach       2001 - 2018

Assistant (Distance) Coach – Track & Field      2001 – 2017

OPHS Cross Country Team Achievements (2001-2018)      AAA & 6A

District Champions – Girls (’03, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’12, ’16, ’17)

                                  Boys (’02, ’04, ’05, ’06, ’11, ’12, ’13)

Regional Champions – Girls (’08, ’09)

                                    Boys (’12)

State Qualifier (Team) – Girls (’07, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11, ’12)

                                        Boys (’02, ’05, ’07, ’12, ’13)