Cross Country

2017 Cross Country Trojans // Small But Mighty!

Saint James welcomes new Head Girls/Boys Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track Coach Kevin Madden. Coach Madden is the highest certified track coach in Alabama with coaching experience at the international, post-collegiate, NCAA Division I, high school and age-group levels. He is an International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) Level V and USA Track and Field (USATF) Level 3 Elite Coach certified in every track and field discipline: endurance, sprints, hurdles, relays, jumps, throws, and multi-events. He is a professional member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, USA Weightlifting coach and a certified USATF instructor. He holds a degree in physical education and has coached successful athletes in Australia, China, Korea and seven states: Illinois, Washington, California, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia and Alabama. Prior to taking the helm at Saint James, Coach Madden was Assistant Head Coach at Montgomery Catholic where for three years he wrote all event group workouts that resulted in a state runner-up cross country trophy, 36 individuals receiving state championship medals and a total of 71 individual event state meet medals, culminating in Catholic winning the Alabama 4A Girls Track and Field State Championship. Besides track and field, Coach Madden has provided sport-specific strength, speed and agility training for athletes at the international, post-collegiate, collegiate and high school levels in soccer, power-lifting, Olympic-lifting, football, basketball, baseball, wrestling, boxing, rowing, tennis, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, and skiing. Contact Coach Madden for more information, 334.324.8259. 

The Trojan Cross Country Team, consisting of girl and boy student-athletes ranging from 7th grade to seniors, trains in pursuit of the State Championship. The team offers national class coaching and competition in consonance with the Core Beliefs of Saint James School. During 2017, the team will travel to North Carolina and Tennessee to compete against the best athletes in the southeast. The current team boasts two of the state’s best runners, Presley Miles and Jake Maddox. Seniors Jake Maddox and Sailor Miles provide leadership as team captains.
           
The team follows a series of developmental training programs suited for varying levels of ability and experience. Absolutely no experience is required to participate and prospective team members do not have to be runners or athletes to achieve eventual success. The highly experienced coaching staff will slowly develop ability and provide the instruction and workouts needed to consistently improve and contribute. Come join a team focused on your own personal progress!
           
Cross country is also the ultimate “gateway” sport. If cross country is not your primary sport, the coaching staff will develop sport-specific training at least two days a week to enhance your play in your primary sport. For example, for soccer players, a day will be devoted to speed and agility training and ball skills. If you are a basektball player, a day will be devoted vertical jump, agility and upper body/shooting strength training. Sport specific training can be provided for soccer players, basketball players, wrestlers, and tennis players! Come out and contribute to a successful Saint James Cross Country season while enhancing your fitness and skill in your primary sport!
 
Head Coach: Kevin Madden, coachkm@live.com, 334.324.8259
Assistant Coach: Greg Miles, greg@gregmiles.com, 334.221.1800 
Assistant Coach: Samantha Smith, ssmith129290@troy.edu, 209.614.5715
Assistant Coach/Faculty Coordinator: Jeremy Turner, jturner@stjweb.org, 334.531.1069
 
STJ Cross Country Trojans!
 
Awards in Tuscaloosa!
 
Celebrating as a team!
 
There's strategy in every sport!