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Coaches

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Andy Christie

Girls and Boys Head Coach
coachchristiexc@gmail.com

- 2024/2025 will be 25th year teaching, 26th year coaching
- Language Arts teacher

-Also Assistant Boys/Girls Track Coach
- Graduated from Berry College with an English Major/Education Minor
- Masters - Walden University; Specialist - Lincoln Memorial
- Wife, Katie; 2 daughters
- Ran Cross Country/Track at South Gwinnett High School and Berry College. All County in High School, All Conference in College. 
- Coached at South Gwinnett 1999-2000
- Taught/Coached at Dacula High School 2000 - 2008; Mill Creek 2008 - present
- 2001, 2012, 2021, 2023 Gwinnett County Cross Country Coach of the Year
- 2008 Atlanta Track Club Jerry Frasier Award for Outstanding Dedication
- 2011 Gwinnett Daily Post Co-Coach of the Year
- 2012 and 2021 Gwinnett Daily Post Coach of the Year
- 2012, 2021 Atlanta Track Club All Metro Coach of the Year
- Has run the Chicago Marathon three times (2002, 2010, 2016), the Boston Marathon twice (2004, 2012), the Jacksonville Marathon twice (2010, 2016), Charlotte Marathon (2014), and the Atlanta Marathon (2009, 2020). 
- USATF Level 1 Certified and Jack Daniels VDOT Certified Distance Running Coach
-2023 Co-Founder of the Georgia TF XC Coaching Collective
2015-2020 Cross Country Committee Chair and 7A representative for Georgia Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (GATFXCCA)

Stephanie Kleider

Assistant Coach

  • 2024/2025 will be 25th year of teaching, 5th of coaching

  • Science teacher

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology from University of California, Irvine

  • Masters of Secondary Education, Instruction from Central Michigan University

  • Paulding MS and Mesa MS-Arroyo Grande, CA 1990-1995

  • Valley Stream South HS and East Northport MS-Long Island, NY 1995-1997

  • Dacula High School-2007-2013

  • Mill Creek High School-2013-present

  • Ran the 2014 Savannah Marathon, 2015 Strolling Jim Marathon, 2016 Publix Atlanta Marathon, 2016 Rocket City Marathon, 2010 and 2015 ATC Thanksgiving Day Half-Marathon, 2015 Savannah Half-Marathon, 2016 Berry Half-Marathon, 2016 Miles for Maria 50k, 2022 Atlanta Half-Marathon

  • stephanie.kleider@gcpsk12.org

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  • 2024/2025 will be 4th year of teaching, 3rd of coaching

  • EPIC Program Engineering Teacher

  • Married, with one child

  • Graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an Aerospace Emphasis from Utah State University

  • Ran Cross Country and Track for Brookwood High School

  • matthew.bennett@gcpsk12.org

Matthew Bennett

Assistant Coach

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Mary Morris

Assistant Coach

  • 2024/2025 will be 11th year of teaching, 11th year of coaching soccer (1st coaching Cross Country)

  • EPIC Program Bio and AP Bio Teacher

  • Graduated with a BS in Biomedical Sciences from Troy University, while playing soccer all 4 years

  • Graduated with an MA in Secondary Science Education from the University of Alabama

  • Graduated with a Specialist in Teacher Leadership from Kennesaw State University

  • mary.morris@gcpsk12.org

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