Coach David Evans, Head Coach
Coach Evans has been running for over 40 years and has logged a total of 25,000-30,000 miles so far. This is his 13th season coaching and teaching at RHS. He was at Crabapple for 8 years before RHS. He has a wife Carol, 2 older boys, a dog named Sam and a cat named Isis (she was named 16 years ago after a Greek Mythology God).
What he likes most about coaching: Being with the kids and seeing how they improve.
Hobbies: running, mountain climbing, backpacking, and gardening.
Coach Sarah Allegood, Assistant Coach
Coach Allegood has coached multiple sports over her 22 years in education including soccer, volleyball, lacrosse and now cross country. Although she has only been running casually for 8 years, Coach Allegood has completed four half marathons, seven 15k’s and a plethora of 10 and 5k’s. She is supported wholeheartedly by her husband, Kris, her two boys: Spencer (11) and Patrick (8), and her mom, Karen.
Hobbies: Boating, camping, traveling, and attending UGA football games.
Coach Bob White, Assistant Coach
Coach White has been coaching for 35 years. He coached at Missouri State for 5 years. He has coached Track and Field at RHS since 1996 and this is his fourth year with the RHS XC team. Bob has a wife and 2 grown kids.
Favorite thing about coaching: interactions with the kids.
Coach Addison Nieman, Assistant Coach
Coach Nieman is married to his beautiful wife Tori. He enjoys traveling and running. He has been running long distance for about 3 years. He has completed 3 marathons (2 road and 1 trail) and 5 half-marathons. Coach Nieman’s goal is to run 50k then a 50 miler. He enjoys running, especially long distance running because it teaches you a lot about trusting the process and pushing yourself mentally. He truly believes that anyone who is willing to work hard can be a great runner, you just have to work hard and put in the time training. He enjoys seeing the kids work hard and do more than they thought they could.
Coach Kathy Knowles, Assistant Coach
Coach Knowles has been running for over 26 years since her high school days on the Roswell High School Cross Country team – GO HORNETS! She has run hundreds of 5K’s all over Atlanta, many 10K’s, 15K’s, trail runs, half marathons and one triathlon (with hopes of a future Ironman Competition.) Coach Knowles has been an art teacher for 11 years and is a recent addition to the RHS Visual Art Department. Her husband, Kent, is not a runner, but amazingly supportive of her running passion. She also has two future Hornets: Jane, 9 years and Henry 6 years along with a very hyper Boston Terrier named Rosy May.
Hobbies: Running, painting, photography, biking, hiking and going out to dinner.