Meet the Coaches

Matt Lindgren

Head Boys XC Coach

mlindgren@nazarethacademy.com

Coach Lindgren has been involved with running for 18+ years as a runner and eventually as a coach. As a high school runner, he ran all distance events from the 800-3200. In college, he ran at Rockford University (NCAA DIII) where he focused on the 800m and 1500m and still holds several records. He has since started training for marathons and has run Chicago, New York City, and the Boston Marathon. He has been coaching for 9 years and teaching science for 7 years where he currently teaches at Addison Trail High School.

Mike Sliwinski

Assistant Boys XC Coach

msliwinski@nazarethacademy.com

Coach Sliwinski is entering his fifth year as the Director of Bands at Nazareth Academy. A four year participant in cross-country at Reavis High School, Coach Sliwinski continuously improved as a runner and leader within the program. Currently, he has the goal of running his first half marathon in the Spring. Outside of teaching music and running, he also umpires collegiate baseball at the JUCO and NAIA level in addition to high school baseball. He looks forward to growing the program in both recruitment and competitiveness.