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Hoch Named Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Cross Country

An image of Coach Tim Hoch wearing a red Mitchell College Athletics shirt.

Tim Hoch was hired as head coach of the Mitchell College men’s and women’s cross country programs in July 2023.

Hoch will make his collegiate head coaching debut with the Mariners. A runner at both the high school and collegiate level, Hoch spent the 2013 season running cross country as a student-athlete at Mitchell College.

“I’m hoping to bring a positive and supportive approach, implement individualized training plans, team building activities and a strong emphasis on goal setting and boosting the cross country program for years to come,” Hoch said in a statement.

During his lone season with the Mariners, Hoch competed in all eight events and led the team at one event. He finished 13th at the Wesleyan Invitational and led the team at the Elms Invitational where he placed 58th overall. A one-time NECC Rookie of the Week that season, Hoch recorded his fastest time on an 8k course at the Connecticut College Invitational. While at Mitchell, he was also a member of the men’s basketball program for one year.

“I’m thrilled that Tim Hoch has agreed to be our new men’s and women’s cross country coach and confident that he will bring the same passion and work ethic directing this program as he did when he was a student-athlete,” said Todd Peretz, associate athletic director and former cross country head coach. “Tim’s personality and communication skills will help him to guide and mentor our men and women while also being a valuable tool in the recruiting process.”

Following his year at Mitchell, Hoch was a three-year letterwinner on the men’s basketball team at SUNY Maritime College, where he was one of just two Privateers to start in all 25 of the team’s games during his senior season, and was second on the team in scoring with 374 points. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in global business at Maritime, Hoch went on to earn a master’s degree in leadership/management from Waldorf University.

A native of Fishers Island, N.Y., Hoch also served as head coach of the boys’ basketball team at Fishers Island School. In this role he led and managed the high school basketball program and played a pivotal role in developing student-athletes both on and off the court. As the head coach, he designed and implemented practice plans, developed game strategies and provided skill instruction to players.