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Adam Syty new LHS cross country coach

Adam Syty has been named Liberty High School’s new cross country coach, effective on June 22.

“I’m really excited,” said Syty. “I had been considering getting back into it for awhile.”

Syty graduated from Bucknell University, is a teacher at Nazareth, and has been an assistant track coach at Freedom for the past two seasons, coaching the girls sprinters. Syty was also a Division 1 cross country coach at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa.

Syty introduced himself to the Hurricane cross country team via Zoom on June 24.

“We have two great returning district champions (Emily Jobes and Cole Frank), and we have big numbers, so I’m excited to get started,” he said. “Everything is up in the air at the moment, trying to work through the coronavirus, but I’m going to try to work out something the second or third week in July.”

The cross country course on Illick’s Mill Rd. remains Liberty’s home course, but Syty is thinking about changing that. He is also aiming for Tuesday, Thursday, and some Saturday practices.

Syty’s priority right now, though, is to keep his runners safe and healthy.

“I know there’s trepidation with the season, but I want everyone to feel more united with a team sense to what we’re doing,” said Syty. “During this time when we’re divided, I want to use cross country to bring everyone together.”