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North High Coach Marrero Named “2020 Boys’ High School Cross Country Coach of the Year”

Headshot of Abdier Marrero
Headshot of Abdier Marrero

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association recently announced North High’s coach, Abdier Marrero, as the 2020 Boys’ High School Cross Country Coach of the Year for the state of Iowa.

Sam Seemes, CEO of U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, says, “This honor is based upon your leadership and the performance of the North High School boys’ team throughout the 2020 season and reflects the hard work and dedication of the student-athletes, the coaching staff, and the administration of the school.”

Coach Marrero was also named At-Large Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2019 by IATC.

Since Coach Marrero began his coaching career at North High in 2007, the Stars have seen 118 Academic All-Conference Runners as well as 11 Academic All-State Runners. Twenty Stars have made their way to Collegiate Cross Country Programs, including the NJCAA, the NAIA’s Great Plains Athletic Conference, NCAA D-II’s Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, as well as the NCAA D-I’s Summit League, the Big East, and the Big XII Conference. To view a full list of the notable achievements in Marerro’s coaching history at North High and more information on the North High Cross Country Team, visit https://north-high.siouxcityschools.org/athletics/cross-country-boys/.

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is a non-profit professional organization representing cross country and track & field coaches of all levels. The organization represents over 10,000 coaching members encompassing NCAA track & field and cross country programs of all divisions, the NAIA, the NJCAA, and several state high school track & field/cross country coaches associations.

For more information on the North High cross country team stats, visit: https://ia.varsitybound.com/sports/boyscrosscountry/2020-21/scnorth/varsity/Stats.