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Michigan Cup skier to coach Petoskey cross country running

Mon, Jul  16, 2012 - By Mike Muha

Jim Harrington
Photo by Steve Foley, Petoskey News-Review

For someone whose livelihood involves fitness and health, it couldn’t be a more perfect fit.

In fact, it all just seemed to fit into the schedule for new Petoskey High School cross country coach Jim Harrington, who takes over the program from Keith Henning who led the program for the past three years.

Harrington, a 47-year-old Marquette native who moved to the Petoskey area four years ago, was approached about the job by Petoskey assistant coach Mikki Schmanski.

“She asked if I’d be interested or if I’d like to apply,” Harrington said. “I had to see if it would fit into my schedule and I was interested, I just had to figure out the commitment. It seemed like it would work for me and I’ve definitely had an interest in coaching, but it all came down to if I could do it and do it at a good level."

Read the rest of the article in the Petoskey News/Review: New Petoskey High School cross country coach ready to get to work.

Ross Williams (1002) battles Jim Harrington for the 20k win in the 2011 White Pine Stampede

Ross Williams (1002) battles Jim Harrington (1001) for the 20k win at the 2011 White Pine Stampede. (Photo by Lydia Cadena and Cody Surles)