Paul Carrozza, the former owner of the RunTex stores, has been named the head track and cross-country coach for the St. Stephen's Episcopal School, a college prep school with nearly 700 students. Carrozza will coach both the middle and high-school track programs at the school off 360 in northwest Austin.
Another Austin-area track coach has been arrested and charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Christopher Cotten, 41, who has been a track coach at McNeil HS, was arrested and booked into Williamson County Jail on April 9th, but has since bonded out. He is charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact, improper relationship between an educator and a student and distribution of harmful material to a minor.
Matthew Maton, who has won six Oregon state track and cross-country titles, has been kicked off his Summit HS team in Bend. Maton, who was raised in Austin but moved to Bend six years ago with his family, is one of the most decorated high school distance runners in the country and was recruited by most of the top track powers (including Texas). He has signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Oregon where his older sister Ashley is a junior on the team.
Jody Hawkins, a former world-class runner, has been named as the new head track coach at Cedar Park High School. Hawkins, who has an extensive background in Texas coaching at the collegiate and high school level, was most recently the head women's coach on the US national cross-country team that went to the Great Edinburgh Cross-Country race in Scotland in January.
First round of the Austin Cross Country Cup Series (5K) starts on Saturday, November 8th in Georgetown, Texas! Discounts if you register for all three events. An “Austin Cross Country Run Cup Series Pass” will automatically enter the purchaser into ALL three (3) Austin Cross Country Run Events. The good news is that you do not need to register for all [...]
Yesterday's announcement that the Austin Marathon (and half) is reinstating prize and appearance money is welcome news and will go a long way to raising the profile of our hometown marathon. Austin's also bucking a national trend toward awarding less prize money in major races or elimination of it entirely. Good for John Conley and [...]