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Josh Dawson was named the Maryland Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Mr. Dawson teaches art at Northern Middle School and coaches at Northern High School .

Coach Dawson pictured with the Northern High School 2018 Girls Cross Country Champion Team

 The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the state-by-state winners of its fourth annual High School Coach of the Year award for cross country on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

One boys coach and one girls coach from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia were honored for their successes during the fall of 2018, as selected by a committee of experts from around the nation.

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State-by-state winners were selected based on their teams’ performances throughout the 2018 cross country season. Among the factors taken into consideration were team score and placement at the state championships, margin of victory, performance against rankings if available, individual championships, and how their teams’ performances stacked up to previous years (e.g. first title in school history, consecutive titles, etc.).

Each honoree will receive a trophy from the USTFCCCA recognizing his or her achievements.

The winners from each state are in consideration for the association’s National High School Cross Country Coach of the Year award. One boys coach and one girls coach from among all the states will be selected by a panel of experts and be announced later this month as the national winners.

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