Woodland High School girls cross country coach Matthew Landolt has been selected by the Georgia Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as the Girls Class 5A Cross Country Coach of the Year.
The recognition for Landolt comes following the Lady Cats’ second state title in the past three seasons. In early November, the Woodland girls captured the GHSA Class 5A championship by edging McIntosh. The Lady Cats had all five scoring runners finish inside the top 20 of the 199-runner field and all seven runners in the top 44.
The 2018 state championship team was led by McKenna Trapheagen who won the individual state championship. The other top runners for the Lady Cats were Carli Clymer, Angela Cochran, Rylee Evans, Baylee Evans, Cheyenne Spinks, and Marlee Bowles. "This award is far more about the hard work and dedication of our student athletes than anything I've done personally," said Landolt. "It has been a privilege to be part of the journey for so many of these runners."