DECATUR, Ga.—The Agnes Scott College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Molly Carl as its head cross country coach effective July 1. Carl becomes the second head coach of the team since the program was reinstituted as a full NCAA Division III sport in time for the 2014 season.
"We're excited to add Molly to our department," said Rosemary Davis, assistant athletics director for compliance and student-athlete success. "Her experience coaching and recruiting at Smith (Mass.) along with her experience as a top Division III athlete will be a great asset to the program as it continues to grow."
Carl comes to Agnes Scott following a two-year stop a Smith, serving as a graduate assistant for the Pioneers' cross country program. There, she assisted in all aspects of the day-to-day for the program while earning her Master's in Exercise and Sport Studies.
Before Smith, she was a standout cross country and track athlete at the University of Southern Maine, earning several regional and national honors. In her junior season, Carl earned a spot in the NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championships after showing well coming out one of the toughest regions in the country in the Northeast, finishing 27th overall. The race kicked started an overall outstanding year for Carl, who earned All-American honors in both cross country and track and field, while being named to the CoSIDA Capital One (now Google Cloud) Academic All-American Third Team. The USTFCCCA also named her an All-Academic team member.
She also parlayed the success into being named the Little East Conference Athlete of the Year in both Indoor and Outdoor Track, while setting six school records for the Huskies of which she still holds.
"I'm very grateful for the opportunity to lead the Cross Country program at Agnes Scott College," Carl said. "It's an exciting time to be a part of the Athletic Department and have the opportunity to offer a challenging, but rewarding experience for our student-athletes. I'm excited to learn from these athletes and work together to keep building toward something great."
The Scotties start their season on the first day of September at the Reinhardt Invitational in Canton, Ga.