Women's Cross Country Coach Profiles
Courtney Doussett, Head Coach
Courtney Doussett will enter her fourth season as the cross country coach at College of the Desert ready to motivate and lead the Roadrunners when they hit the courses in the fall of 2014. Coach Doussett has been with COD since 2010 and brings her wealth of experience, knowledge, passion, and commitment to student excellence to the field of competition.
As the captain of her unit's run team, Coach Doussett distinguished herself throughout her years in the U.S. Army by helping set numerous records and winning the Post Championships 5 consecutive years. She is an accomplished athlete and has competed in everything from 5 k races to marathons and triathlons
Coach Doussett graduated with honors from California State University San Bernardino in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. She added a master's degree in Kinesiology from California Baptist University in 2010 and is an avid member of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Although born and raised in Arizona, Coach Doussett is happy to now call the desert her home and currently resides in White Water with her husband and their two sons.
Ben Fitzpatrick, Assistant Coach
Ben Fitzpatrick brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the cross country program. Ben competed for Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon in both cross country and track and field. After earning a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science at Pacific University, Ben wen on to earn Master's degrees
in both Education and Physical Therapy. He continues to compete,
primarily in long trail races at distances ranging from 30 to 100 miles.