The College of Southern Maryland has named Josh Trice as head coach for the Cross-country team for the 2016 season.
Previously, Trice was assistant coach of the men?s cross-country team which finished the 2015 season winning the Division I title for Region XX and sending Patrick Jones of Waldorf, Jacob Mwanthie of Waldorf, Jack Prewitt of Charlotte Hall, River Raines of Indian Head and Alejandro Smith of Prince Frederick to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championship in Fort Dodge, Iowa, in November.
Jones earned NJCAA Region XX Athlete of the Year for Atlantic Region and All-MDJUCO First Team; and Mwanthie earned All-MDJUCO First Team.
Trice is a 2000 graduate of McDonough High School and a veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force from 2001-05. Trice has an associate degree in secondary education from CSM, a bachelor?s degree in history and a master?s degree in teaching from the University of Maryland College Park. He is a social studies teacher at Thomas Stone High School.
Trice has been a runner for more than 20 years and recently completed the 2015 C&O Canal 100-Mile Endurance Race.
Joining Trice will be Rohan Phipps as assistant coach. A resident of Charles County, Phipps was born and attended college in Jamaica where he trained and competed at a high level. He came to the U.S. to continue to train under a world-class coach.
For more on women?s cross-country, visit http://athletics.csmd.edu/sports/wxc/index.