Coaching Staff

Holly Baron

AHSXC Head Coach

Coach Baron is a seventh year coach with the AHS XC team, and 5th year as the women's head coach, and 1st year head coach over the entire program. She also is the distance track coach at AHS. She obtained all her degrees up to her Specialist from Kennesaw State University in Mathematics Education.
Coach Baron began running in middle school on both cross country and track teams at Jefferson HS and has continued running ever since. These days her training consists of running, biking, strength training, and yoga. Her coaching goal is to empower young adults to empower each other and feel/believe they're strong. 

Nick Phillips

AHSXC Assistant Coach

Coach Phillips is a third year XC coach with AHS. He earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Georgia, and his PhD in History Education from Auburn University. He began running track and cross country in middle school and was a Varsity runner at Chattahoochee High School. He has completed 5 marathons and regularly participated in the Peachtree Road Race. He also is the Head Coach of women's soccer at AHS.

Erin Schuler

AHSXC Assistant Coach

Coach Schuler is a second-year XC Coach with AHS. Coach Schuler has been teaching P.E./Health while coaching track, basketball and soccer at WBMS since 2001. She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Georgia and a Master’s Degree in Health Studies from the University of Alabama.  Coach Schuler graduated from Roswell High School where she played softball, basketball, tennis and track. Coach Schuler has been a part of the Sequoyah XC program for the past 7 years and is also the head coach of her neighborhood swim team.  She continues to help athletes grow and learn at the high school level. 

Dan Gracious

AHSXC Assistant Coach