Men's Cross Country—Coaches
Mark Horstmeyer has served as head coach of the men's and women's cross country teams since the program started in 2000.
He has guided his women's teams to NJCAA Division I Region IV and Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference championships in 2003 and 2006 and a conference championship in 2010. His men's team won conference and region championships in 2004.
Horstmeyer was selected conference and Region IV Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2006 and conference coach of the year in 2010. He was named conference and region men's coach of the year in 2004.
Thirty-nine men and women have earned Academic All-American honors. Thirty-eight individual runners and six teams have competed in the NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, 34 runners have earned all-region and 57 have received all-conference recognition, including five individual conference champions.
Horstmeyer, who also is Moraine Valley's director of College and Community Relations and an adjunct faculty member, holds a bachelor's degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and a master's degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Dimitri Dimizas joined the Cyclones in 2011 as an assistant coach after having a stellar career as a Cyclones runner in 2009 and 2010. Dimizas, who attends Lewis University, was a two-time national qualifier at the NJCAA Cross Country Championship. He was All-Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference and All-NJCAA Region IV Division I in 2010. He still runs competitively having completed several half-marathons and marathons. He is a graduate of Richards High School.