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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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