Mt. Hood Community College’s Head Cross Country Coach, Jim Satterfield, is stepping down from his current position. Fernando Fantroy Sr. and Kelly Holding, assistant coaches under Satterfield, will serve as co-head coaches during the 2018 season.
Satterfield joined MHCC during the 2012-13 school year as assistant coach of the cross country and track and field programs. He began serving as head cross country coach during the 2014-15 school year.
“Coach Satterfield has done an amazing job for us during his time with the college,” said Kim Hyatt, athletic director at MHCC. “He’s coached several Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) All-Americans, school-record holders, and NWAC All-Academic
student-athletes. His caring leadership will be missed.”
Satterfield’s achievements at MHCC include being named the 2014 NWAC Southern Region Cross Country Women’s Coach of the Year and coaching six NWAC All-Americans. He also coached the NWAC individual champion in the 5K and 10K during the 2014 track
and field season.
Fantroy and Holding bring more than six decades of combined experience to their new roles. A Level-1 United States of America Track and Field (USATF) certified coach, Fantroy has coached at the high school level and for the Dare to Dream Track Club.
During his career, he’s trained more than 50 individual state champions, three USATF Youth National Champs, 15 USATF finalists and seven state record holders.
Holding coached at the high school level for 25 years, and during that time led her teams to seven state championships and her athletes to 63 individual championships. She is a six-time recipient of the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association’s Track
and Field Coach of the Year.