Chris Parsons (Cabell Midland) and David Aberegg (Berkeley Springs) named WV Coaches of the Year

By: Pat Riley

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced state-by-state winners of its second annual High School Coach of the Year award for cross country. 

One boys coach and one girls coach from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia were honored for their successes during the fall of 2015, as selected by a committee of experts from around the nation.  Cabell Midland High School’s Chris Parsons was selected as the West Virginia winner in the boys coach category.   The girls coach award went to David Aberegg of Berkeley Springs High School.

State-by-state winners were selected based on their teams’ performances throughout the 2015 cross country season. Among the factors taken into consideration were team score and placement at the state championships, margin of victory, performance against rankings if available, individual championships, and how their teams’ performances stacked up to previous years (e.g. first title in school history, consecutive titles, etc.)

Each honoree will receive a trophy from the USTFCCCA recognizing his or her achievements.

The winners from each state are in consideration for the association’s National High School Cross Country Coach of the Year award. One boys coach and one girls coach from among all the states will be selected by a panel of experts and be announced later this month as the national winners.

The full lists can be seen at the following address:


The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is a non-profit professional organization representing cross country and track & field coaches of all levels. The organization represents over 9,000 coaching members encompassing 94% of all NCAA track & field programs (DI, DII, and DIII) and includes members representing the NAIA and NJCAA, as well as a number of state high school coaches associations. The USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track & field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coaches’ interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in the sports of cross country and track & field.

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