Randy McDonough has been chosen as the South Sectional Cross Country Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations. The south section of the State High School Athletic Associations encompasses eight southeastern states including North and South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana,and Mississippi.
McDonough coaches the men's and women's cross country teams and the track and field teams at Watauga High School and teaches physical education at Hardin Park.
His tenure as coach has been marked by a high level of success in conference and state competitions, and WHS Athletics Director Tom Wright says "he is always willing to step up and help out in any way" at the high school.
The Board of Education will recognize Coach McDonough for his award at its March 9 meeting.