Hotchkiss boys run for FUN. First of all, Hotchkiss runners run "for each other.” Cross-country is a team sport in which every scoring member may have a significant impact on the outcome of a race. We have been blessed with strong team chemistry and we will continue to foster the spirit of camaraderie by encouraging every member of the team to improve. We train hard and strengthen our bodies in order to have a season "Unbroken." Lastly, Hotchkiss runners develop a "Never quit" attitude. As we train on the rolling hills of our beautiful course, we aim to develop perseverance and tenacity.
-- Pierre Yoo, Head Coach, Boys Varsity Cross Country
Our cross-country course overlooks the picturesque Lake Wononscopomuc in Lakeville, Connecticut. Due to the rolling hills and the placement of hills after the halfway point, the course is one of the more challenging courses in New England. The course is a spike-friendly course because most of the course is on the grassy golf course with a small section on asphalt.
Coach Yoo entered the Hotchkiss community in the fall of 2011. He currently serves as an instructor in chemistry, the head of Edelman Dormitory, the Associate Director of Diversity & Inclusion, assistant coach of track and field (distance, pole vault) in the spring, and the head coach of the boys’ cross country team in the fall. In 2021, he guided the members of the cross country team to capture the team’s first Founders League Championship and celebrated with all those who put on Bearcat Blue and ran previously. He and his wife, Linda, who is the Summer Programs Coordinator, have two daughters from the Hotchkiss classes of 2021 and 2023.
He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master of science in educational administration from the University of Scranton. He has been teaching science, coaching, advising, and living in the dormitory since starting his teaching career in 1993. He taught at his alma mater, The Hill School for five years, The Thatcher School for six years, and St. George’s School for seven years. At St. George’s School, he was the head track and field coach and led the girls' track and field team to the New England Division III Championships in 2010 and 2011; their first championships in school history.
Abraham Pineda '16 -- Colby
Marco Quaroni '16 -- Wash. U. in St. Louis
Sean Doolan '18 -- Richmond
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff '19 -- Wash. U. in St. Louis
Huck Whittemore '22 -- Colorado College
Owen Zinn-Keane '22 -- Wesleyan