We've known for awhile that Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois was planning on fielding both a mens' and womens' cross country team.  Now they have someone to lead both teams.

The Highland Cougars have announced that Stacy Green will be the new head men’s and women’s cross-country coach. Green will lead the Cougars in their inaugural season of competition for the Fall 2022 semester.


 Highland Cougar Athletic Director Pete Norman says:

“We are looking forward to having our men’s and women’s cross-country teams compete for the first time this fall season, and so thrilled to have Stacy leading the Cougar program,” 

Norman went on to say:

“Stacy is the ideal person and coach to build our new cross-country programs. Her passion and enthusiasm are contagious, and I know our student-athletes are in good hands. We are very fortunate Stacy has accepted the position”

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Stacy is an elementary Spanish teacher at Jones-Farrar in Freeport. She graduated from Freeport High School and studied at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. She hails from a sports family. She has two sons Payton and Cooper. She spends hours watching them play their sports from hockey to baseball to football and basketball. Coach Green is an avid runner and is excited to share her love for running with our athletes.

Coach Stacy Green said:

 “I am extremely excited for the opportunity to join the Cougar family and be a part of building the new cross-country program at Highland,”. I look forward to establishing a culture that allows student-athletes to have fun running and competing and grow into the best version of themselves. We are excited to begin building a quality cross-country program. We will hit the ground running to get ready for the fall season and actively recruit student-athletes to be a part of our program this semester and in future years.”

Highland competes in the Arrowhead Athletic Conference

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