Chris Compson – Owner/Coach – Endangered Endurance Running Co.
Mendon Cross Country & Outdoor Track – Head Coach
Coach Chris Compson has been with the Mendon XC and TF program since spring 2014. Coach Compson has led the boys’ and girls’ teams to 9 Section V titles in cross country, the boys’ NYS Class B Championship (2014, 2015) and NYS State runners-up (2016, 2017, 2019), as well as coaching the individual NYS Class B male champion (2016, 2017, 2019). For these efforts, Coach Compson was named the Section V Class B and All-Greater Rochester Boys’ Coach of the Year for cross country four times. On the track, Coach Compson helped coach the Girls’ team to five Section V Class A titles (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2021) and the Boys’ championship in 2021. Coach Compson has run competitively for over 20 years, competing at the state, national, and international level. Coach Compson is a USATF registered coach, and a NFHS Accredited Interscholastic coach. He believes that “running offers an opportunity for all athletes, of all levels, to see improvement and development. Running teaches us to focus on process more than product.”
Joshua Dougherty – Mendon Indoor & Outdoor Track – Head Coach
Coach Dougherty has been the head Indoor (Co-ed) & Outdoor (Women) coach for 14 years. He has been coaching for 15 years. During his time in Pittsford he has won 10 Sectional Championships with the Women’s Outdoor team, and 2 Indoor Championship with the Women’s team. Additionally, he has coached many individual sectional champions. He won Democrat and Chronicle Coach of the Year award in 2011 and 2021. He proudly states that it was the hard work and dedication of the track staff, athletes and specifically the teaching of Jason DeJoy that helped him achieve that success. He comes from a winning track & field tradition in high school where he won 4 team sectional championships and a one individual shield in pole vault. He still holds his high school record in pole vault as well. He was a college athlete in both Track & Field and Football. He is a graduate of St. John Fisher College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education/Special Education and a Masters in Literacy Education. He has earned his Administration Certificate from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. When he is not coaching Track & Field or Modified B (7th & 8th Grade) Football, you will find him at home with his 10 children and his very patient wife.