Assistant coach Christopher Huff enters his third season with the NM State cross country and track and field programs.
Huff is an assistant coach for the cross country teams, as well as the distance runners for the track and field team.
In his first full season working with the cross country team, Huff helped coach both cross country teams to fourth place finishes in the WAC Championships. Seniors Courtney and Camille Schultz earned all-WAC honors finishing second and sixth respectively.
Courtney Schultz qualified to compete at the 2012 NCAA Championships in Louisville, Ky., where she finished 59th overall. Schultz finished 88th in the NCAA Championships in 2011.
Under Huff, the track and field distance runners set several new records during the indoor and outdoor seasons. During the indoor season sophomore Diana Hawk set a new record in the 1-mile run and senior Courtney Schultz set a new record in the 5,000m run. In the outdoor season Hawk also set a new record in the 1,500m run. Overall, 19 records were set or improved upon during the indoor season and seven records were set or improved upon in the outdoor season under coach Huff.
In the 2012-13 season Huff helped many of the distance runners on the track and field team break school records. Juniors Courtney and Camille Schultz each set personal and school records in the indoor 1,000m and the 5,000m under Huff’s coaching. Overall, Huff helped Aggie distance runners set seven records in the indoor season and two records in the outdoor season.
Before NM State Huff worked for New England College where he was the head coach for cross country from 2005-07. During his three-year tenure at New England College, Huff led his team to one Commonwealth Coast Conference championship and helped break nine school records in track and field. Huff also coached two CCC Rookie of the Year athletes and five CCC All-Conference athletes.
Huff began his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach for cross country and track and field at Southern Arkansas University from 2001-02. In just under two years Huff helped lead his athletes to break nine different school records.
As an undergrad, Huff first ran cross country and track at Wayne State College from 1991-93. Huff qualified for the NCAA North Central Region Championships in 1991 and 1992 while at Wayne State College. Huff then transferred to Morningside College, where he continued to compete in cross country and track and field from 1993-95. Huff qualified for the NCAA Central Region Championships in 1993 and 1994 in cross country.
After graduating from Morningside College, Huff proceeded to participate in various marathons across the country. Huff has run in the Chicago Marathon (1999, 2001, 2002), the Lincoln Marathon (2002, 2003), the Boston Marathon (2008), and the New York City Marathon (2009).
Huff ran for Saucony Shoes through their grass-routes Saucony Hurricane Program and Darn Tough Socks.