Longwood Cross Country Coach Catherine Hanson resigns

Published 7:40 pm Friday, April 13, 2018

Longwood University Cross Country Head Coach Catherine Hanson has resigned from her position for personal reasons, Longwood Athletics Director Troy Austin announced in a press release Friday.

The release noted that Hanson has overseen Longwood’s men’s and women’s cross country teams for the past 11 seasons after being named head coach in April 2007.

Daniel Wooten, Longwood cross country assistant coach, will serve as interim head coach while the hiring process for a new head coach is underway, school officials stated.

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“Coach Hanson is one of our longest-tenured coaches and has touched many lives over the past 11 years,” Austin said in the release. “She has committed herself to developing her student-athletes in all facets, and she has represented Longwood on a national stage through her personal pursuits as a high-level triathlete. We will work diligently to find the next head coach who will build upon the foundation she laid for the program.”