Oak Park and River Forest High school is pleased to announce that Chris Baldwin, assistant coach for the OPRF boys cross country team, has been appointed as team’s new head coach, starting with the fall 2015 season.
Coach Baldwin has taught in the OPRF math division for the past six years, and his coaching experience includes:
• Assistant coach for the OPRF boys cross country program for the past five years
• Assistant coach for the OPRF girls track program for the past five years
Coach Baldwin was an all-conference cross country and track athlete at Eastern Michigan University. Prior to that, he was a two-time state qualifier in cross country at Highland Park High School, in Highland Park, Ill.
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to promote an excellent coach from our current staff to this head coaching position,” Athletic Director John Stelzer said. “We always want to hire coaches with high energy, experience and a passion for coaching at OPRF. We know that Chris has these qualities.”
“I am excited for this opportunity, and eager to further develop the boys cross country program. I am looking forward to continued success for the Huskies,” said Mr. Baldwin. Coach Baldwin will begin the transition process immediately after the track season and throughout the summer camp program.