Ridge View Cross Country Alum Michael Stackhouse has been named the assistant Cross Country Coach replacing Sierra Oliphant, who took a full time position at Columbia College as the Director of Student Activities. The Cross Country family would also like to thank Alumni runner Ty’re Ware for filling in during the interim.
Coach Stackhouse is a native from Fayetteville NC, having recently graduated from South Carolina State University with a BS in Child Development, where he was a member of the Honors College and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity in which he most recently served as the Director of Educational Activities.
While at SC State Coach Stackhouse was an integral part of the distance running program, being the lead distance runner during his tenure at the University while also serving as a voice off the track in his capacity as the team’s representative for SAAC (Student Athletic Advisory Committee) as it’s President.
He was the Team Captain his last 2 Years at State and also achieved the following:
Former Walk On to Scholarship
Most Improved (2016)
Multiple Athlete of the Week Winner
12x All Academic Team (4XC, 4IN, 4OUT)
Top five (#2) In 5K School History
Two Mile School Record Holder
2016 Gamecock Invitational Meet Winner