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New cross-country coach returning to SH to build program


August 31, 2022

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This year's cross-country team includes, in front, from left, LukasThompson, Nataya Walters-Koenig and William Jewell. In the rear are Assistant Coach Andrew McIntyre, Vegas Mauer, Adrian Kast, Ethan Delibertis and Coach Dave Martin.

Of all the sports at Sweet Home High School, it might be argued that cross-country has suffered the most from the COVID pandemic.

Husky harriers have seen multiple coaches since the retirement of Billy Snow, after 15 years at the helm, in 2014, none for more than three complete seasons, and the lack of a junior high program in the sport has not helped.

This year, Dave Martin has returned to head the program. Martin, who was Snow's predecessor before taking a job in Klamath Falls coaching at Oregon Institute of Technology, has retired from teaching and was brought back last spring by Athl...

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