•  Welcome to Watauga High School Cross Country. 

    We will be starting our summer practices on Monday June 13 at 8:00am. We will practice Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays most of the summer. There are 2 weeks we cannot have practice as a team. These are July 4-17 (2 consecutive weeks). The veterans may get some groups together to run during this time but coaches cannot be there.

    You must be up to date with your paperwork to practice. If you were a middle school athlete and your physical is still good, you can practice.

    Official practice begins on August 1 at 5:30pm. We will start practicing Monday-Friday all the way through the end of school.

    Make sure you have all of your Family ID done before you come to practice. The site should open in June.


    When school starts practice will be 3:50-5:30 each day.








    Watauga High Cross Country

    The first thing you need is a physical. 



    Below is a link to the Family ID. It will allow you to fill out all of the forms online instead of having to turn in paperwork. It will open for 2021 around July 1.

    If the link does not work, copy and paste in your browser.



    Welcome to the Watauga High School cross country teams. Everyone is a valued member of the team. Everyone is welcome as long as they get to practice regularly. You will not “sit the bench” on this team. Everyone runs in most of the meets.





    For more information email mcdonoughr@wataugaschools.org



    Team APP: This will be where we communicate most information about training, schedules, meets, and practice. 

    Watauga XC Team App











    It has workouts for beginners as well as experienced runners. Whether you come to summer practices, you will still need to run. Your body needs you to come into August with a base of running. You will have fewer aches and pains.



    A good pair of training shoes.

    A watch with a stopwatch function (required)

    A water bottle (we will supply the water)


    For more info contact Coach Mac at mcdonoughr@wataugaschools.org


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Athletic Forms & Information

Pioneer Cross Country

  • Head Coach

    Randy McDonough

    PE Teacher Hardin Park School



    Assistant Coaches

    Dan McAulay

    Art Teacher

    Cove Creek and Blowing Rock Schools

    Tom McDonough

    Sales Associate 

    State Farm Insurance

    Katie Gray

    Science Teacher

    Watauga High School

    Matthew Anderson

    Landscape Gardner

    Caldwell Community College