Meet the Coaches

  • Head Coach: Mark Albert

    Coach Albert

    33-year member of the Montana Coaches Assoc. (MCA) 
    Montana Coaches Association (MCA) Coach of the Year 2008, 2013, 2014, 2020
    NHSACA National Coach of the Year Nominee 2016, 2020
    Individual State Champions: Jaycie Schmalz 2015, Brynnli Poulsen 2019, Brynnli Poulsen 2020
    State A runner-up 2007
    State A 3rd place 2008
    State A 3rd place 2015
    State A 4th place 2009 
    State A 5th place 2015 

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    Individual State Champions: Anthony Schmalz 2013,  Cameron Meikle 2015, Colter Purcell 2020 
    Class A State Champs 2008, 2013, 2014, 2020
    State A runner-up 2007, 2012
    State A 3rd place 2011
    4th place finish at the Mountain West Classic 2013
    State A 5th place 2015 
    State A 4th place 2019  
     Coach Albert
    Coach 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

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    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