Riverside coach Eric Cummings was honored by U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association earlier this month as state coach of the year for cross country.
Cummings received the honor for both boys and girls. The state winners are considered for the association's national coach of the year award for cross country.
Cummings' coaching resume
Boys: 15 meet wins (Var/JV Inv.)
Girls: 24 meet wins (Var/JV Inv.)
Girls: AAAAA State Champions (4x), AAAAA Upper State Champions (4X), Greenville County Champions (4X), Region 2-5A Champions (5X), 7 ALL-STATE, 7 ALL-REGION, SCTCCCA 5A Girls Coach of the Year
Boys: AAAAA State Champions, AAAAA Upper State Champions, Greenville County Runner-Up, Region 2-5A Champions, 2 ALL-STATE, 4 ALL-REGION, SCTCCCA 5A Boys Coach of the Year
Career RHS record:
Boys:11 seasons, 348-55 dual record and 84 meet wins, 2 State Championships in past 3 years.
Girls: 9 seasons, 325-17 dual record and 119 meet wins, 4 consecutive State Championships.
Career CC record: JF Byrnes (97-01) and Riverside (06-Present) [02-05 was at Spartanburg Methodist College]
Boys: 471 and 80 dual record, 113 met wins, 4 State Championships (2000, 2001, 2014, 2016), 3 County Championships (2 Sptg Co and 1 Gville Co) and 4 Runner-up County Championships, 6 Region Championships
Girls: 409 and 35 dual record, 138 meet wins, 4 State Championships (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), 4 County Championships (6 runner-up County Championships between Sptg and Gville Co), 7 Region Championships.
SMC: JUCO: 21 meet wins in 4 years and 2x National Academic Team of the Year.