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Warrior Way 5K

Click HERE for all the information about the WW5K!

Intra-Squad Relays - Aug 19

(and costume contest!)

North Cobb High School Upper Practice Field

Where we meet for practice

Runners should arrive by 7:00am

Race starts at 8:00am, cleaned up and leaving by 9 or 9:30

Runners will be assigned a pairing

Pairs will take turns running a 1000m course in relay fashion

Once the pair has completed 8000m, they're done!

Awards to the fastest 2 finishing pairs!

Awards also to the best costumes

(one leg of the relay must be run in costume to qualify)


Parents/spectators can bring folding chairs and set up on the practice field. Or sit in the bleachers.

You'll be able to see the exchange zone and about 400m of the course. 

Boosters will also have a "yardsale" of previous year's spiritwear.


2023 NCXC Season!

What to do & Where to go

Yes! We practice on the first day of school!

School is out at 3:30. 

Warm ups start at 3:50 (don't be late!) 

We'll be done at 5:15ish. Parents can pick up students in the area behind the freshman academy. This will be the same all season, every weekday. 

When you get out of school, find a restroom to change in. Bring your stuff with you out to the field. We have a place to store it safely out there. No phones, earbuds, airpods at practice. It all must be stored. You should bring a water bottle though!

During the day, you can store a bag with XC clothes in any of the coaches' rooms if you like. We're all upstairs from the bandroom.

Huff 3068  ~   Hise 3060   ~   Denison 3053

What field? The upper practice field. Behind the home stands of the football stadium. There are some old wooden bleachers in the corner, that's where we'll be. 

Right now, you need to:

1. Get your sports physical (athletic registration) completed through ParentVue. Cannot participate in practice unless it's marked as 'Cleared'.

2. Sign up for our roster at this link

3. Sign up for our Remind. Code for runners: @ncxc ; Code for parents @ncxcpar

4. Follow us on Instagram @northcobbxc

5. Email Coach Huff if you have other questions about fees or anything else!

Cross Country Team

NCXC Race Schedule 2023

Date Event Location
Sat, 8/12 Hoya 2-Mile Allatoona Creek Park
Sat, 8/19 Intra-Squad Relays NCHS
Sat, 8/26 Ridge Ferry Invitational Ridge Ferry Park, Rome
Sat, 9/2 Run at the Rock Woodland HS, Cartersville
Sat, 9/9 Mustang Stampede Allatoona Creek Park
Sat, 9/16 Warrior Way 5K NCHS
Wed, 9/20 Trail Mix Invitational Kenn Mt. HS (only runners not going on overnight)
Sat, 9/23 Low Country Classic Johns Island, SC (Overnight. Leaving Fri morning)
Sat, 10/7 Atlanta Classic Clinton Nature Preserve, Villa Rica, GA
FRI, 10/13 Pickens & Grinnin' Invite Roper Park, Jasper, GA
Sat, 10/21 Region Championship Boling Park, Canton
Sat, 11/4 State Championhips Carrollton, GA

Head Coach - John Huff

Coach Huff has been the Warriors' Head Cross Country Coach since 2016 but was an assistant coach as far back as 2006.  He also coaches the distance runners during track season.  

Coach Huff earned his teaching degree from Georgia Southern University followed by a Masters in Adolescent Math Education from Kennesaw State University.  He currently teaches Geometry and Honors Geometry at NCHS.    

When he's not in the classroom or running with the team, Coach Huff can be found traveling with his family.  So far they have visited 45 of the 50 United States.   

Contact Coach Huff at

Assistant Coach - Craig Denison

Coach Denison has been an assistant cross country coach since 2009.  Prior to that he coached soccer, tennis, and cross country at Pebblebrook High School.  

Coach Denison earned his teaching degree from Ball State University and his Masters from Thomas University.  He has been a math teacher at North Cobb High School since 2009.  

When he's not in the classroom Coach Denison can be found hiking, boating, and building with his wife Julie and kids, Cooper and Emma.  

Contact Coach Denison at

Assistant Coach - Natalie Hise

Coach Hise has been an assistant cross country coach since 2018 and has coached the Bass Fishing Team in the past.  

Coach Hise earned her Doctorate in Education from Liberty University and has been a math teacher at North Cobb High School since 2015.  

When she's not in the classroom Coach Hise can be found running half marathons, hiking, doing yoga, or traveling.  

Contact Coach Hise at

Booster Club Officers

Co Presidents - Lange Duby -

                                    Maria Tolbert -

Vice President - Jackie Lumpkin -

Treasurer - Janna Poarch -

Secretary - Amy Huff -