Margaret Marshall, an assistant under legendary leader Ken Lampert, has been named Norfolk Academy's interim cross country coach. She will head our varsity and JV teams this summer and fall.
Coach Lampert, who sadly passed away in the spring, guided our cross country and track programs for 44 straight years. Coach Marshall was an assistant in both those sports for the past two years.
Norfolk Academy employs the teacher-coach model, allowing students to know and learn from faculty on multiple levels. During her first year at NA, Coach Marshall taught Latin in our Middle School. She currently teaches English in our Upper School.
Coach Marshall graduated from the University of Virginia, where she was an Echols Scholar, majoring in both classics and English. She later earned her master's degree in English from UVA. She began her teaching career at The Covenant School in Charlottesville, where she taught Latin and English and coached cross country for nine years.
Her teams won three Division II state championships during her tenure. In 2016, she was awarded VIC’s Coach of the Year.
Elaine Denson, Phil Call, and Katie Roberts will serve as assistant cross country coaches this year. Varsity practices are scheduled to begin August 13, if conditions related to the coronavirus pandemic allow.
“We are very excited about the impressive knowledge and experience of this coaching team," said Chad Byler, Director of Athletics. “Both the boys and girls return many talented runners from last year’s TCIS Championship teams, and we are looking forward to being very competitive at the state level this fall."
To learn more about our athletics program and our teacher-coach model, please visit our website.