When a team has a successful season, it’s not uncommon for recognition to follow after the campaign has finished.
When a team has a successful season, it’s not uncommon for recognition to follow after the campaign has finished. Recently, this happened for the Madill cross country teams and in particular, their coach Cale Eidson. The Madill coach was voted as the 2019 Region 6 Cross Country Coach of the Year by the Oklahoma Coaches Association, for his teams performances during the 2019-2020 campaign. “It’s always a great honor to be recognized by your peers for the work you’ve done,” Eidson said. “I can’t thank them enough. This award is just another step in the right direction for us here at Madill.” “This was a good year without a doubt,” Eidson added. “We’re seeing all the work I and the kids have put into this program finally paying off for us. We’re always looking to improve though and never be complacent.” This season was the fifth for Eidson at the helm of the Madill cross country programs, and they certainly made it one to remember. The Lady Wildcats claimed the Class 4A state runner-up trophy, with Valeria Calderon becoming the first ever Lady Wildcat All-State runner since Eidson became head coach. Last year, Eidson was also allowed to watch Miguel Duran claim the individual state title. This season the Wildcats claimed third overall as a team at state in Class 4A, with Duran finishing fourth overall in the individual standings.