Brian Gross has been an assistant Cross Country Coach at Cathedral High School for 7 years and Distance Track Coach for 5 years. Brian is a certified running coach through McMillan Running and works with adult private clients training for marathons and half marathons in addition to his own running. Brian is a Latin teacher at Cathedral and also serves as the Director of the Language Support Program.
"The trajectory of this program over the last few has been astounding and I am so excited to take it to the next level. I hope t...
They were good. Really good.
Cathedral High School girls cross country improved throughout 2022, then ran competitively during a difficult postseason schedule. Circumstances kept the Irish from the later rounds of the postseason. That didn’t keep 2022 season from being a success.
Or from setting the tone for a bright future.
“Any other regional in the state we still would have been going,” Brad Peterson said. “Geography was not on our side.”
Peterson, hired as the Irish’s girls cross-country coach in late M...
Please help us welcome Brad Peterson as our new Girls Cross Country Head Coach!
Brad comes to Cathedral with 17 years of coaching experience at the high school level and seven years of collegiate coaching. Brad is one of three coaches to in Indiana history to coach three different runners to individual state titles and is the only coach to lead two individual runners from the same school to a 1-2 finish in the 1600 meter race. Under Brad's coaching there have been 11 individual state titles and 3 relay state championships!
This was a strong season, with one eye on the present and another on a bright future.
If 2021 Cathedral High School girls cross country had a theme, that was it. The result was a strong finish to the season, which made the program’s second season under coach Allie Griffith successful and productive.
“I love where this program is heading,” Griffith said.
Irish girls cross country in ’21 not only finished second in a rainy, memorable City Meet, they finished seventh in the Section 20 meet with 149 points – behind Nort...
They endured and overcame.
If a thread ran through Cathedral High School girls cross country in Allie Griffith’s first season as head coach, that may have been it. The Irish faced uncertainty. They dealt with adversity. They learned a new system.
They succeeded through it all, and that made for a significant season.
“The theme for the season – considering everything – was ‘Expect the unexpected,’ and I think our girls responded really well to that,” Griffith said.
The Irish in 2020 not only advanced a...
Cathedral is excited to announce that Allie Griffith has been named our girls Cross Country Head Coach!
Allie is entering her fourth year coaching and teaching in Indianapolis. Originally from Akron, Ohio, she graduated from Archbishop Hoban High School, a Holy Cross high school, where she earned 12 Varsity letters in soccer, track, and basketball. At the University of Notre Dame, she served as Athletic Commissioner and was a student manager with the Women's Basketball program under Coach Muffet McGraw for four seasons. She went on to complete her...
This was absolutely a season to remember.
That was how it was throughout the Cathedral High School girls cross-country 2019 season, and falling oh-so short of the final step didn’t change that.
“We kept getting better and better through the season,” Irish girls cross-country coach Mark Doctor said.
The Irish, who finished the regular season seventh in the inccstats.com Indiana state rankings, turned in their best performance of the season with a second-place finish at the Regional 10 meet at Brebeuf Jesuit October 19. They batt...
Nothing came easy for Cathedral High School girls cross country in 2018.
But while that was true, Irish girls cross country coach Mark Doctor also said what at times was a tough season produced remarkable results.
“The end result was good, but it was a weird road getting there,” Doctor said. “There was a lot of bizarre stuff that went on. In the end, it kind of sorted itself out.”
The underclass-dominated Irish not only had two meets canceled due to weather in ’18, they also competed in a slew of meets defined by un...
They peaked at the right time, and their performances proved it.
That’s a successful season by any measure – and Cathedral High School girls cross-country coach Mark Doctor said that was the case for a young, ascending Irish team in 2017.
“I couldn’t ask for any more from this crew,” Doctor said.
Irish ’17 girls cross country featured five underclassmen – including standout sophomore Gillian Cridge – among the top seven runners, and had a strong postseason that nearly featured a team semistate ap...