Team Information

We will once again have these coaches on staff this season:  


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Head Coach -  Jeff McMillan  Email Coach Mac

Mr. Mac begins his 16th season as the head cross-country coach at Blendon Middle School for both the boys and girls teams. Mr. Mac teaches 6th grade social studies and has been at Blendon for the past 21 years. He also organizes the Blendon Career Day event and Bulldog Breakfast. Mr. Mac has been married to his wonderful wife, Missy, for the past 23 years and has two awesome kids, C.J. (16) and Lea (15). Go Bulldogs!








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   Assistant Coach - Jonathan Boyd  
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Coach Boyd begins his 11th season as an assistant coach of the Bulldog cross-country team.  He is also in charge of       maintaining the Blendon cross-country team website, designing badges of achievement for the runners' lockers, and         making the slideshows you can find on the XC website. Coach Boyd taught advance math at Blendon for 5 years, but is now in his seventh year teaching at Westerville North High School - where he also coaches varsity baseball and is an assistant athletic director. 







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Assistant Coach - Karen Yingling   
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Coach Yingling is in her 9th year as an assistant coach of the Bulldog cross-country team. Along with assisting in the daily running programs, Coach Yingling also helps with many of the logistics and organizational matters for the program - including scoring during meets, parent liaison, and keeping track of equipment. During school hours, Ms. Yingling is Blendon Middle School's fantastic librarian. 







                             
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Assistant Coach - Kylie O'Ryan  Email Coach O'Ryan 



Coach O'Ryan will be in her 6th season as she joined the team in late 2013 (as Coach Chonko) just in time to help the Bulldogs "Rule the 'Ville"!  Coach O'Ryan was married during the summer of 2014 and has taught science at Blendon for four years. Coach O'Ryan completed her first half marathon in May 2014 and loves coaching because it gives her the opportunity to see an amazing group of students both inside and outside of the classroom! She and her husband have a baby boy, Kellen, who was born during the XC season in 2016! She will be volunteering during the 2018 as she is expecting baby #2 this season!







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Assistant Coach - Kaitlin Brown   

Coach Brown is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she studied exercise science. This is her 3rd year of coaching cross-country at Blendon Middle School. Coach Brown graduated from Olentangy Orange High School, where she ran on the cross-country team for four years. She has completed two half marathons (2014 & 2015) and also coaches swim team at the Lakes Country Club. Coach Brown enjoys doing lots of different sports and says, "I am excited to have fun with all of the kids while getting to help them grow as people and as athletes."

 





                                    Assistant Coach - Adam Kendrick

Coach Kendrick is entering his 2nd year as a Cross Country Coach. His Running career started back in 2007 when he was a Blendon bulldog himself. He is happy to return to his alma mater and be mentored by his former coach, Mr. Mac. Coach Kendrick brings with him over a decade of racing experience as he competed at the varsity level for local high school Westerville South and then for The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Kent State University. Coach Kendrick looks forward to sharing his experiences and helping the next generation of runners reach their full potential. He believes in chasing greatness in all of life’s endeavors and looks forward to bringing that mindset to Blendon Cross Country! 






Where We Practice

Blendon Middle School