Hall Of Fame...
Mt. San Antonio College Cross Country
Hall of Fame
California High Schools
Hall of Fame Induction Criteria and Information
Dana Hills High School (CA)
Baldwin Park High School (CA)
Agoura High School (CA)
Penninsula High School (CA)
Jesuit High School (CA)
McFarland High School (CA)
Barstow High School (CA)
Arcadia High School (CA)
Woodcrest Christian High School (CA)
West Valley High School (WA)
Hart High School (CA)
Rialto High School
Penninsula High School
Nordhoff High School
Thousand Oaks High School
St. Monica High School
University High School
Cal State Fullerton
Hall of Fame Criteria and Information
In an effort to honor outstanding high school coaches in the sport of cross country, the Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational is pleased to announce the formation and construction of the California High School Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame at Mt. SAC.
A permanent Hall of Fame Shrine will be constructed along the famed “finish corridor” that leads to the finish line of the renowned Mt. SAC Cross Country Course. All coaches inducted into the Hall of Fame will be recognized on this Hall of Fame Shrine.
All coaches who have previously been inducted into the Mt. SAC XC Invitational Hall of Fame will automatically be included in the new California High School Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame at Mt. SAC.
New inductees will qualify through one of two procedures:
Procedure One: Election
A. A nine person selection committee will convene annually. The Committee Chair will be the current Mt. SAC invitational high school meet director. The Committee members will be…
1. Mt. SAC Invitational Director
2. Mt. SAC Invitational High School Director
3. Mt. SAC Invitational Host School Head Coach
4. Inland Empire Representative
5. South Bay Representative
6. Orange County Representative
7. Ventura County Representative
8. Los Angeles County Representative
9. State At Large Representative
B. Committee Members will nominate prospective inductees by June 1st in consideration for induction the following year. The committee will list the qualifications of the nominees and send this information to the HS Meet Director.
C. The HS Meet Director will send all committee members the list of nominees and their qualifications. Each committee member will vote “yes” or “no” on each nominee.
D. A nominee must receive at least two-thirds (six votes) of the nine committee members approval to be inducted that year. All nominees receiving at least two-thirds (six votes) committee members approval will be inducted that year.
E. Inductees will be announced at the final AAF Summer Cross Country Clinic at Mt. SAC in August.
F. Inductees will be officially introduced and receive their induction plaque at the Cross Country Invitational Press Conference prior to the Cross Country Invitational in October.
G. Inductees will be honored at the introductions prior to the Division I/II Sweepstakes Races on Saturday morning of the Invitational.
H. Inductees will be permanently enshrined in the Hall of Fame leading to the finish line of the Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational Finish.
Procedure Two: Automatic Induction Based on Team Performance…
A coach may automatically qualify for induction into the California High School Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame at Mt. SAC by achieving “Seven Qualifying Seasons”.
A coach may earn a qualifying season in two ways…
1. Having his or her boys team run a team time of under 80:00 minutes or his or her girls team run a team time of under 95:00 minutes on the regular Mt. SAC three mile course in seven different high school cross country seasons.
2. By having his or her team win seven team Mt. SAC Invitational Sweepstakes Championships within their enrollment division.
The seven qualifying seasons under 80:00 for boys or 95:00 for girls or seven sweepstakes championships do not have to be consecutive.
The seven qualifying seasons are for the coach and not a specific school. If a coach’s team achieves four qualifying seasons with one school and the same coach achieves three qualifying seasons with another school, then he or she would qualify for induction into the Hall.
Only one head coach can be the “qualifying” coach from any one team in any one season. He or she will be the official coach as recognized in the CIF-SS blue book or in dealing with schools outside the SS, the sections or state’s official organization will be consulted.
Boys and girls qualifying seasons cannot be combined. It must be all seven qualifying seasons with a boys teams or all seven with a girls teams.
A coach has an opportunity to meet the team time qualifying times in any single season for the sub 80:00 or sub 95:00 qualifying performance at the Mt. SAC Invitational, the CIF Southern Section Prelims, CIF SS Finals or any other officially sanctioned high school race held on the regular Mt. SAC three mile course during a single season.
A coach may not earn more than one qualifying time per season. If a coach’s team runs under 80 minutes at both the Mt. SAC Invitational and the CIF Southern Section Finals, it would only count as one qualifying season and not two. If a coach’s team breaks 80:00 minutes and his or her team wins a sweepstakes title, it would still count as one qualifying season.
Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational Coach’s Honor Roll
At the conclusion of the Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational each year, every head coach whose boys or girls team ran under standard (80:00 for boys, 95:00 for girls) in one of the designated Sweepstakes Races or whose team won one of the five varsity divisional sweepstakes championships, that coach will be included in the coaches’ Mt. SAC Cross County Invitational Honor Roll for that year.
Coaches who earn Honor Roll status will receive a special “Honor Roll” plaque and he or she will be permanently recognized in the California High School Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame at Mt. SAC as an Honor Roll coach for that season.