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Yorkville Cross Country Coaches Earn Top Honors

Chris Muth and Ben Draper named coach and assistant coach of the year by coaches association.

It's been a big ear for Yorkville High School Cross Country and the awards keep coming. 

Yorkville High School Cross Country Coach Chris Muth was named 2A Girls XC Coach of the Year for 2012 and Ben Draper was named XC Assistant Coach of the Year. This award was voted on by all Illinois high school cross country coaches.

This is Muth's fourth-straight award.

In November the girl's cross country team won its second straight state 2A title while the boy's team finished in third-place.

Muth and Draper were presented their awards at the Jan. 12 Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association banquet.

Additionally Draper was named to the board of directors for the ITCCA.

"These dedicated coaches have produced a very successful Cross Country program at YHS, earning the team much state recognition. We congratulate both of them on their accomplishments," Yorkville CUSD 115 officials said in a release.

Todd Milliron January 17, 2013 at 07:50 PM
Congratulations to these two Cross Country Coaches, now let us hear some about the Yorkville Wrestling Team. The NIB-12 Conference Wrestling Tournament is at Sycamore HS on Sat. 10:00AM Jan. 19, 2013. http://www.illinoismatmen.com/aa_team_rankings.php = 2A Wrestling Team Rankings http://www.illinoismatmen.com/aa_rankings.php = 2A Wrestling Individual Rankings by weight Click on the two links provided above to see how our local boys are doing. This young bunch of resilient kids is competing at very high level and have surprised many along the way this season. This week’s conference tourney has Seven Ranked Teams competing for the NIB-12 Conference title. Yorkville Patch Editor please take note, the competition of Illinois High School Wrestling is currently the best in the USA. The Yorkville HS Wrestling team has been highly ranked and in the thick of it, each and every week this wrestling season, yet no local coverage by Yorkville Patch.
Dan Schleitwiler January 18, 2013 at 04:36 AM
Congratulations to a great coaching staff that devotes many hours towards the all around development of their athletes.
Linda Bell January 20, 2013 at 07:56 PM
Well deserved. Ben and Chris are two of the most dedicated, hard working, committed men and coaches I know, caring not just about scores and stats, but caring about each individual runner. Congrats!
Linda Bell January 20, 2013 at 08:03 PM
Hi Cindy: just uploaded a photo of Ben!
Linda Bell January 20, 2013 at 08:03 PM
I just uploaded one now for you...it's not one from the district; it is from state..but at least it is there!!

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