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
     
     
    GIRLS:  
    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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    BOYS:  
    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