Nease Boys & Girls Cross Country

About Cross Country

Nease Cross Country has a history of success but more importantly a successful future. The girls and boys teams have a tradition of qualifying for and placing in the state meet with several top 10 finishes. Cross Country is a messy, rugged, tough, mentally challenging, physically demanding TEAM sport where competitors race for a little over three miles over grass fields, up grassy hills, on golf courses, through parks and other tough terrain. The runners race for time as well as for place. It’s not easy! Nease Cross Country provides a unique experience outside the classroom where student athletes learn how hard they can push themselves each day, how to set goals and achieve them, understand what it means to both fail and succeed, and how to be a good teammate and friend. Nease Cross Country also teaches the athlete time management skills and responsibility. We also focus greatly on character. Nease Cross Country maximizes academic achievement, athletic achievement, personal achievement and fun.

For more information please contact the coaches.

 

Contact Information

Phone: (904) 718-7408

Boys Head Coach – Ted DeVos – theodore.devos@stjohns.k12.fl.us
Girls Head Coach – Steve Curran – curranfla@aol.com

Boys Head Coach – Ted DeVos

Coach DeVos has been running for past 24 years as he started his running career at Nease. While at Nease he was part of 3 state qualifying cross country teams (7th, 3rd, 5th) and earned All-State honors his senior year finishing 9th individually. He went on to finish 3rd individually in the 3200m in track. After Nease he ran for University of North Florida before transferring to Wake Forest University where he graduated in 2002. He was first team All-ACC in cross country and in track. Additionally, he ran in three NCAA championships as well as competing high level collegiate meets.

Girls Head Coach – Steve Curran

Coach Curran is originally from Massachusetts. He ran cross country and track through high school (Plymouth-Carver) and college (Fitchburg State). He has coached at the middle school, high school and college level. He belonged to running clubs in Boston, Kingston, Jamaica (while a Peace Corps volunteer) and in Sydney, Australia. He has coached and participated in the NCAA Cross Country Championships.