Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Michelle Ezzie - Head Coach
ABOUT THE COACHES
*Coach Ezzie is heading into her 5th season as the head coach of cross country. She also coaches indoor and outdoor track. In the past, she was an assistant coach at Haverford College under the lead of Coach Rizzo for two seasons. Ezzie was a part of the Upper Darby track & field program and a scholarship track & field athlete at Villanova. She shares enthusiasm and a love for the sport with her team.
*Coach Gilbert has over 15 years coaching experience at Upper Darby High School. He has brought many athletes to the State Championships, and he shares a passion and love for this sport. Gilbert brings extensive knowledge to the Upper Darby cross country program, and he believes all runners can achieve greatness.
The UDHS cross-country team is dedicated to hard work, good sportsmanship, teamwork, strong academics, and the dedication to achieve success. Cross country is a great, life-long sport, that will teach you many lessons such as responsibility, character, respect, confidence, leadership, and discipline.
WHAT IS XC?
*Everyone runs 5k (3.1 miles)
*The place that you finish is your score
*We get a team score by adding up the first 5 finishers’ scores/places
*If there is a tie, we use the 6th and/or 7th runner on each team
*The team with the LOWEST score WINS!
*Improve throughout the season with minimum to no injuries
*Grow our team with dedicated student-athletes
*Place well individually and as a team in the championships (Central, Delco, District, State)
*Become a lifelong runner