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Meet the Coach

Mr. Craig Sherman, Head Coach

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Mr. Craig Sherman, Head Coach

Coach Sherman enters his first year at Riverdale Ridge as the head coach. He has coached Cross Country and Track & Feld for over 35 years at the middle school, high school, collegiate, and professional levels. He has coached 60 high school All-State performers and 11 collegiate All- Americans. His high school teams have won a state championship and finished second three times. Two of his collegiate teams have been national runner-ups. During the past ten years, he has had two individuals who have qualified to the Olympic Marathon Trials.

Ms. Kristen Zaitz, Assistant Coach

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Ms. Kristen Zaitz, Assistant Coach

Coach Zaitz (nee Fryburg) comes to us with five years of coaching experience as an assistant in both track and cross-country. She is a three-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier and holds a 2:32 marathon PR. She brings experience to the table from her own career as a high school state champion, NCAA qualifier at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), and a successful pro career. Kristen finds reward in helping kids reach their goals and reminding them that with persistence, hard work, and a never give up attitude that goals can be achieved! 

Ms. Amanda Jamrogiewicz, Assistant Coach

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Ms. Amanda Jamrogiewicz, Assistant Coach

Coach Jamro is a seasoned ultramarathoner with a passion for dirt, mountains, and trails of all shapes and sizes. She is an IRONMAN, Boston Qualifier, and 100-mile finisher, with numerous podium and age group finishes to date. Through the myriad ultra races Amanda has competed in, she has learned that there is much to gain from running that can benefit everyday life, something she hopes to instill in youth through her coaching responsibilities. 

Last Modified on November 28, 2019