Carroll Community College Names Co-Coaches for Women’s and Men’s Cross-Country Teams

Release Date
2018-08-02
Contact
Trish McCarthy Carroll, Public & Corporate Relations Officer, Carroll Community College, Work: 410-386-8184
Press Release

Westminster, Md., DATE, 2018—Carroll Community College (Carroll) announces that Amanda Milewski and Justin Metzger have been named co-coaches of the cross-country teams for the inaugural season of the sport at the College.

“We are fortunate to have two incredibly experienced coaches to lead our inaugural program,” said Bill Kelvey, new appointed Athletic Director. “Each brings a unique perspective to the role, as well as a spirit of collaboration and teamwork.”

Amanda Milewski brings significant experience to her new role.  She served for four years as the co-head coach for boys and girls indoor and outdoor track and field at Liberty High School, overseeing 175 athletes and six assistant coaches. She was directly responsible for creating and executing workout plans for the distance athletes. 

“As a former high school and collegiate cross-country athlete, I was thrilled to read about the formation of the cross-country program at Carroll.  I am truly excited and honored to now have the opportunity to coach the team,” said Milewski.

Among her many coaching achievements, she most recently coached the boys indoor 4 X 800-meter relay team to a county championship in 2018. In 2015, she coached the girl’s outdoor varsity team to a county championship title and was named Girls Outdoor Track Co-Coach of the year by the Carroll County Times. She is also an NFHS-certified cross-country and track and field official and is a member of the Western Maryland Track Officials Association. 

Milewski’s love of cross-country started in high school in Elkins, West Virginia, where she competed on the boys’ varsity team before a girls’ team was formed. She went on to become the first female athlete at Franklin & Marshall College to earn All-American honors in two different sports. She is a three-time All-American athlete in track and field, once in the 5,000 meters and twice in the 10,000-meters. Milewski was also an All-American cross-country athlete, helping to lead her college team to an NCAA Division III National Championship title.  

Milewski earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Franklin & Marshall College. She was twice inducted into the Franklin and Marshall Athletic Hall of Fame, first as an individual in 1996 and with the national championship team in 2001. She resides in Eldersburg with her husband Mark and three sons.

Justin Metzger brings more than two decades of running experience and eight years of coaching to his new role. Most recently he served as the head boys cross-country coach at Century High School in Sykesville from 2011 through 2016, when the team became a state finalist. Metzger believes that success lies in creating a team that has fun together while supporting each other throughout the entire year, not only during race season.

“Carroll is known for providing students a community that is supportive and caring while maintaining rigorous standards. I am thrilled to join that community and will strive to help students set goals, teach them ways to achieve those goals, and exceed expectations,” said Metzger.

For the past four years Metzger has worked at Blackbird CrossFit in Eldersburg, where in addition to teaching proper movement mechanics to numerous clients he developed and coached an endurance and recovery class.  He has also coached more than three dozen athletes from ages 16-55 to meet their goal of successfully completing, or improving their performance in, a half-marathon. He takes a holistic approach, focusing on the athlete’s form, nutrition, sportsmanship, and performance. 

Committed to enabling student success in the classroom, Metzger has taught mathematics and advanced placement statistics since 2010 at Century High School and serves on the Teacher Advisory Council.

Metzger earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Shippensburg University, where he competed in both cross-country and track and field. He resides in Sykesville with his supportive wife Sarah and dog Roscoe.

Metzger and Milewski are looking forward to working together as the inaugural season of Carroll’s cross-country team begins with the Fall of 2019 semester. For more information visit www.carrollcc.edu/Athletics/.

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Carroll Community College offers academic and career preparation leading to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and for direct entry into professional opportunities. Personalized learning, small class size, individualized attention from expert faculty, affordability, a convenient location, and customized training and services to the business community all make Carroll a popular choice. Since 1993, the College has served more than 130,000 students of all ages and backgrounds. Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, Md., 21157. Visit Carroll’s website at www.carrollcc.edu.