I would like to introduce myself, I am Coach Dennis Normand. I retired from Frenchtown High
School three years ago after 36 years of teaching and coaching. I coached several different
sports over the years including football and volleyball. I was the Head Girls Track Coach for 35
years and the Head Cross Country Coach for 24 years. I am very excited about taking over the
XC program in Drummond. I am looking forward to a fun and successful season. My daughter
Noel Miller will be serving as my Volunteer Assistant Coach this season.

I am sending this note out to anyone who interest in running cross country this fall. Even if you
do not want to run with the team this fall, you are still welcome to come out and workout
this summer with us and prepare for other upcoming sports. We will start meeting on July 11,
Tuesday night in front of the main gym doors at the high school at 6:00 P.M. The summer runs
are optional workouts. We will meet to run on every Tuesday during the summer. We will
always meet in the front of the main gym doors at the high school. It is a great way to get
yourself going and see what we do. To have a successful season you need to start your training
in the summer. If you cannot make them, run at home. Come to the ones when you are in
town. Some nights we will head to different locations around Drummond to run. On some
nights we will do some type of speed workout at the high school. These are great runs to start
preparing for the fall. I have set up a Remind App. to keep everyone updated on other XC
information during the summer and fall season. Make sure both parents and athletes sign up
for the Remind App. I have included the information in this handout for signing up the Remind

The first mandatory team practice will be on Friday August 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the High
School. We will do a workout on the first day, but will also spend time dealing with all the
required paper work. For the following first full week of practice, I plan on meeting early
evening because of cooler temperatures. For those of you attending summer runs, I will get you
the needed forms the first week of August. Make sure you get your updated physical before
the first day. I will post a time and date for a parent/athlete meeting later this summer on the
school web page and on the Remind App. If you have any questions please feel free to email me
at norm4012@gmail.com. 

Enjoy the rest of your summer! Coach Normand