Jedele, Jordan excited to take over CC reins at GHS

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Craig Jordan (left) and Mark Jedele are the new GHS cross country co-coaches.

Craig Jordan and Mark Jedele were approved as the varsity cross country co-coaches for Greencastle High School at the Greencastle Community School Corporation Board of Trustees' regularly-scheduled July meeting.

Jordan, who ran for Indianapolis Pike High School, was an outstanding Division 1 track and cross country athlete at Butler University and at the University of Indianapolis, where he completed his master's program.

"To this day, I still enjoy running and all it offers," he said. "It has taught me the value of hard work, consistency and perseverance. I believe that I'll be running and competing for a while and hope that I can pass on my love of running to the cross country teams at Greencastle High School."

Jordan added that the program will be in good hands with a strong middle school feeder system.

"We've got a talented group of runners and I'm excited about the opportunity to co-head the program with Mark Jedele and work alongside our GMS cross country coach [Michael Scott]," Jordan said. "Coach Scott did a phenomenal job this past spring coaching track at the middle school, and I know he will do a great job with the GMS cross country program."

Jedele teaches science at Greencastle High School, while Jordan teaches physical education at Greencastle Middle School and also serves as the GMS athletic director.

Jedele, a former Tiger Cub athlete, was active in cross country, soccer, swimming and track and field while a student at GHS.

"I had the blessing to work with these GHS athletes in 2015-16 cross country and track seasons and I look forward to seeing their progress during the upcoming 2016 season," Jedele said. "Running is a passion that I continue to pursue and love sharing this with others."

This past spring, he hiked up to Mt. Everest Base Camp (elevation around 18,000 feet), which is the nesting ground for several world class climbers.

GHS athletic director Greg Hill is pleased the coaches have accepted the role of leading the program.

"They both have an outstanding relationship with our student-athletes and have the sport and competitive knowledge to move the program forward," he said. "We anticipate a very successful season both on the course and off."

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