Meet the Coaches
Head Coach: Mark Albert33-year member of the Montana Coaches Assoc. (MCA)Montana Coaches Association (MCA) Coach of the Year 2008, 2013, 2014, 2020NHSACA National Coach of the Year Nominee 2016, 2020GIRLS:Individual State Champions: Jaycie Schmalz 2015, Brynnli Poulsen 2019, Brynnli Poulsen 2020State A runner-up 2007State A 3rd place 2008State A 3rd place 2015State A 4th place 2009State A 5th place 2015BOYS:Individual State Champions: Anthony Schmalz 2013, Cameron Meikle 2015, Colter Purcell 2020Class A State Champs 2008, 2013, 2014, 2020State A runner-up 2007, 2012State A 3rd place 20114th place finish at the Mountain West Classic 2013State A 5th place 2015State A 4th place 2019Coach Albert has been the head boys and girls XC coach since 2002. He loves coaching XC...especially its inclusive nature. There is a spot for anyone and the values learned through running, especially running as a member of a team, are invaluable. Coach Albert has four adult children and is married to Carla Albert, a local physical therapist.
Assistant Coach: Dietrich Perchy
Coach Perchy just finished his 3rd year as the assistant and has brought an incredible work-ethic and enthusiasm to our program! He absolutely loves this sport and it shows in everything he does for us. He ran for long-time high school and college coaches Bill and Sarah Brist at Whitefish High School. Coach Perchy shares a wonderful perspective about running with our kids and is instrumental and is the mastermind behind our social media accounts.Instagram: @hamiltonxcmt