"We treat every student athlete the same, regardless of their level of talent. Whether you are the fastest runner on the team of the slowest, what matters is that you show up every day and push yourself to live by the values we cherish: integrity, commitment, hard work, sacrifice, and perseverance. That is how we measure success."
Kyle Sousa joined the Oliver Ames Cross Country Program in 2007 as an assistant coach to long-time cross country coaches Neil Levine and Judy Copley. Following their retirement, Sousa was named head Coach for the 2014 Cross Country Season. Sousa is a biology teacher at Oliver Ames.
Allison Cleary is a graduate of Silver Lake High School, where she competed in Cross Country and Track. Coach Cleary is a graduate of Providence College. She spent four years coaching cross country at Minuteman Academy in Lexington, MA before coming to Oliver Ames High School as a history and psychology teacher in 2013. Allison recently competed in the 2017 Boston Marathon, finishing in a time of 3:43:30.
Troy Kent ran as a part of the Oliver Ames Cross Country program from 2012-2015, and was a member of the 2020 graduating class of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Troy began his coaching career as a volunteer in the 2020 season, and is continuing now as an assistant coach. While away from the trails, Troy is currently a Systems Engineer at General Dynamics