Michael Sinco is an award winning teacher of AP Psychology and AP World History at Chattahoochee High School. He started at Chattahoochee six years ago. Michael has been running for over a decade and has completed two marathons. He started coaching when he began a running club at Durham Middle School.
The Wildcat Runners (DMS) was successful at training many future high school athletes including quite a few that would run for Harrison and Allatoona's cross country team including one that would finish in the Top 10 at state. Two years later, he moved to Creekview High School where after a few years of coaching soccer, Michael joined the cross country staff. In 2013, he was named Head Girls Cross Country coach. He quickly improved a team that had finished 18th at state the year before into a podium contender. He increased both their numbers and their state ranking. In his three years there, they improved every year from 9th to 3rd to state runner up in his final year. This earned him both Cherokee County Coach of the Year and Region Coach of the Year honors. In addition, he helped 8 Creekview girls earn college scholarships for cross country including placing runners at UGA, Georgia State, and Tennessee Tech just to name a few. Michael lives in Woodstock where he is married and has two young boys, one who made this website, his name is Xavier. Michael is also the varsity girls soccer coach at Chattahoochee.
Lindsay Resnick is special education teacher at Taylor Road Middle School. This past year, she was named Taylor Road MS Teacher of the Year! In the spring of 2018, she was named Middle School Special Education teacher of the year by the Johns Creek Civitan Club. In 2016, she received the Enable Special Education Teacher finalist award for the state of Georgia. This is her 13th year teaching. Lindsay loves middle school age students and takes any chance she can to have fun with her students. She enjoys running, and has run five half marathons over the past few years.
Paul Belongie is a special education teacher at Johns Creek High School. He previously worked as a golf coach for 12 years at RiverPines Golf. He started a successful junior golfing program that had over 100 junior members each year. In 2016, 2017, and 2018 he was recognized as a top 50 instructor in the nation by US Kids golf. Despite his background in golf, Paul has a passion for running since his days as a member of the Milton High School Cross Country team. Still an active runner, Paul races in 5K and 10K events and has run multiple half marathons. In 2020 and 2021, he finished in the top 500 men for the Peachtree Road Race. In December 2021, he completed his first marathon in under 3:30. Paul is known for making sports fun while still challenging athletes to improve to their highest potential. He is excited to be a part of the Junior Cougar Cross Country coaching team!