Women's Cross Country—Coaches
Mark Horstmeyer has served as head coach of the men's and women's cross country teams since the program was reinstated in 2000.
He has guided his women's teams to NJCAA Division I Region IV and Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference championships in 2003, 2006 and 2014 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, 2006 and 2014 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. Fory-one individual runners and seven teams have competed in the NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, 41 runners have earned All-Region and 64 have received All-Conference recognition, including five individual conference champions.
Horstmeyer, who also is Moraine Valley's director of College and Community Relations, holds a master's degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and a bachelor's degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
Dimitri Dimizas joined the coaching staff in 2011 as an assistant coach after
having a stellar career as a Cyclones runner in 2009 and 2010. He has earned
USATF Level I Coaching Certification.
Dimizas competed twice at the NJCAA Division I 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, where he is an assistant track coach.