Middle SChool Cross Country

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Coach’s Bios

Gary Kurtz was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, and now resides in Colorado Springs, as a Student-Athlete at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Psychology, as well as a minor in Sports Health and Wellness, and Philosophy. He currently competes on the Universities’ Track and field, and Cross-Country team, and has taken the role of an Assistant Coach for Banning Lewis Preparatory Academy. He is certified through CRLA as a Level 1 Peer Mentor and has also received his Level 1 Coaching certification through the United States Track and Field Association. Gary loves competition, but above all, he wants all athletes to find a passion and enjoyment out of the sport or activity they are participating in and take the related skills to apply in the athlete’s life for the better.


Gary Kurtz | Middle School Head Cross Country Coach | gkurtz@blracademy.org

Mahalia Hilts | Middle School Assistant Cross Country Coach | mhilts@blracademy.org


If you have questions about any athletics at Banning Lewis Preparatory Academy, please contact Dr. Albert Wiggins awiggins@blracademy.org or Ashleigh Davis-Lee  adavislee@blracademy.org.