Cross Country

2019-2020 MS Roster
Jersey Name Position Height Class
Coaching Staff
Rahul Dudhat
Head Coach

Taylor Transue
Head Coach

Multiple Championships

2019-2020 Varsity Roster
Jersey Name Position Height Class
Coaching Staff

Bernard Penney
Head Coach

Bernard Penney was active in sports as a child at the downtown Washington DC branch of the local YMCA, where he participated in swimming, running and gymnastics in the 1950's and 1960's. By the late 1960's he transition from camper to coach at that same YMCA branch, teaching the Kindergarten through third grade campers. This was a year-round camp that offered both Summer and Winter sports activities for the kids. At the same time, while still in high school, Bernard participated in his schools' 4A Track and Field team, and the Cross Country squad. By his Junior year of school, he place fifth in the Maryland State XC Championships. After graduating from college with an MS in Computer Sconces from Columbia University, Bernard went to work for IBM at their headquarters in New York. He then transferred to their Florida office, and finally to their North Carolina facility. After thirty years of service, he retired from the corporate workplace and remained a resident of North Carolina. He then accepted a position of Head Cross Country coach for Woods Charter high school. During his first year as Head Coach, he sent one boy to the State Championships. In his second year as coach, the boys XC team took first-place in the Conference Championships and Bernard won the “Coach of the Year” award. At the end of the XC season, one girl and seven boys from that team qualified and attended the State Championships. Bernard looks forward to continuing to grow the Woods XC team, and sending a full compliment of 14 runners to the States next year.