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
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-six men and women runners have earned Academic All-American honors.
Twenty-eight individual runners and six teams have competed in the NJCAA
Division I Cross Country Championships, 31 runners have earned all-region
and 52 have received all-conference recognition, including four individual
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 a
first-year assistant coach after having a stellar career as a Cyclones runner
from 2009 to 2010. Dimizas, who attends Lewis University, was a two-time national
qualifier at the NJCAA Cross Country Championship in 2009 and 2010. He was
All-Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference and All-NJCAA Region IV Division I in
2010. He still runs competitively having completed two half-marathons and a
marathon over the past two years. He is a graduate of Richards High School.