The Ridge View High School Athletic Department announces that Michael Stackhouse has been named the new Girls and Boys Cross Country Coach for the Blazers.
Coach Stackhouse has served as a Cross Country and Track & Field Assistant at Ridge View HS for the past two years. He is a native from Fayetteville, NC and 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 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
Distance MVP (2017)
12x All Academic Team (4XC, 4IN, 4OUT)
Top five (#2) In 5K School History
Two Mile School Record Holder
2016 Gamecock Invitational Meet Winner
In the 2 years he has been over distance with Track & assistant for XC Coach Stack Has produced or been a part of
2019 Boys XC Region Title
2019 Boys XC State Appearance
2019 Girls Track Region Champions
2019 4×8 Region Champions (Girls)
2019 Boys & Girls 4×8 State Appearance
A National Qualifier (First on RV Distance since 2012)
Over 50 + PR’s
Has sent many athletes to the next level to run
See below for a special message from Coach Stackhouse:
“Firstly, All Glory to God, because without his Grace & Mercy I would not be here.
Secondly, Id like to thank my Friends & Family. Especially my mother for being there when I really needed her. Y’all are my support system and rock . Also my best friend Coach Moses for always being there.
I’d like to thank my mentors Coach Boan, Coach Kemp, Coach Morton, Coach Joe, Coach Warren, Coach KP, Coach Proctor, Coach Brooks, Coach Stoneman, Coach Smith, Deputy Clark, Mr Joshua & Mr Ross for all being amazing mentors and just making me a better man & coach throughout our interactions.
Next I’d like to thank my athletes and the parents of my athletes. For the parents I thank you for your trust in my program and & cooperation, everything, nothing is possible without y’all. And to my athletes thank you for making me want to be a better coach and person not only for myself but for y’all so y’all can always be in the best possible situation.
Lastly, I’d like to give a special thanks to the former coach, Coach Kenison because without you giving a 22 year old kid fresh out of college an opportunity on your staff none of the above would have taken place. I am forever grateful to you, and wish you the best of luck wherever your heart takes you.
That being said I am ready to turn Ridge View Cross Country into a phenomenal product both on and off the course. Let’s work. #NextLevel