Millbrook High School Names New Cross Country Coach

Millbrook High School Names New Cross Country Coach
Posted on 07/02/2020
Jamie McCartyFor Immediate Release
July 2, 2020
Contact: Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications
540-662-3888 ext. 88235

Millbrook High School has named Jamie McCarty its new cross country coach. McCarty succeeds Kevin Shirk who has led Millbrook’s cross country team since 2010, but recently resigned after accepting a teaching position in Loudoun County for the 2020-21 school year.

McCarty is no stranger to Frederick County Public Schools. From 2013-2017 he was the cross country coach at Sherando High School. He also served as Sherando’s indoor/outdoor track coach from 2013-2016 and the school’s head indoor/outdoor track coach from 2017-2018. For the past two years, McCarty has served as an assistant cross country and indoor/outdoor track coach at Loudoun Valley High School. At Loudoun Valley, he was a member of the coaching staff that won the 2018 Boys’ Nike Cross Country National Championship. Last year, McCarty helped lead Loudoun Valley’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams to 10th place finishes at the Nike Cross Country National Championship. Prior to coaching at Sherando High School, McCarty coached cross country and track at Pulaski High School.

As a head coach, McCarty has helped student-athletes earn 13 individual state championships. In 2015, he led Sherando’s Boys’ Cross Country Team to a Conference 21 Championship. That team was the Region 4 West Runner-up and finished third in the Virginia High School League Group 4A State Championship.

Millbrook High School Coordinator of Student Activities Scott Mankins says, “We are happy to add Coach McCarty to our coaching staff at Millbrook and look forward to him leading our cross country program. I've known Jamie for over 28 years as a student, a student-athlete, and a coach and feel confident he'll both continue and add to the strong tradition that our cross country team has developed."