Karamitros Is New CSC Head Cross Country Coach


CHADRON, Neb. — Luke Karamitros, formerly an assistant at Adams State University, has been hired as the new head cross country coach at Chadron State College, as just announced by Athletic Director Joel R. Smith.

Karamitros arrived in Chadron late last week, just in time for the trip to Rapid City for his team’s season opening meet at South Dakota School of Mines.

For the past three years, he has worked at ASU as an assistant cross country coach responsible for enforcing training plans and competition strategies for cross country student-athletes as well as track and field distance runners. Karamitros also helped Adams with recruiting, and he had side responsibilites such as travel planning, working camps, and strength training.

As a Grizzly, Karamitros worked closely with a program which won two NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country Championships and one women’s championship.

Before his arrival in Alamosa, Colorado, Karamitros competed at Southwest Baptist University in Missouri, where his team twice qualified for the NCAA Division II National Cross Country Championships. As a student-athlete, he competed in both cross country and track & field and received the SBU Cross Country/Track & Field Leadership Award in both 2014 and 2015. Karamitros also earned 2015 all-conference honorable mention honors as well as 2014 USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Region.

A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Karamitros moved to Shenyang, China at the age of eight, returned to the U.S. at age 17 and graduated from high school in Atlantic, Iowa.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in sports management from SBU, and will complete a master’s in applied sports psychology this December.