Northwest Cross Country Coaching Staff

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CJ Guilford-Head Coach
Coach Guilford

Coach Guilford has coached track and field for over 10 years, and coaches both cross country and track at Northwest. He has had the opportunity to coach many state qualifiers, several state medalists, and 2 district championship teams at the class 1 and 2 levels at Harrisburg High School near Columbia.

He graduated from Central Methodist University with a BA in Education and a Masters in Education. Coach Guilford was a track and field athelete himself at Central Methodist. Coach Guilford teaches Social Studies at Northwest High School.

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Glen House-Assistant Coach
Glen House

Coach House has been coaching track and field and cross country since 1992 and been a competitive runner in track & field, cross country, and road racing since 1976. His experience includes coaching on both the high school and collegiate levels and House coached for six years at his alma mater Parkway Central High School before taking over as head coach at Maryville University where he coached for six years. House began coaching at Northwest in 2005. While at Maryville University, House led his women's cross country team to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship in 2003 and was named conference coach of the year. House has coached numerous state qualifiers and medalists, a district championship track & field team, a 400 meter state champion, and both individual and team collegiate academic all-Americans. House also coached the Northwest girls cross country teams to sectional qualifications in 2014 and 2015, as well as state individual qualifiers in 2015 and 2016. In addition, House is a USA Track & Field certified coach and is a member of both USA Track & Field and the Missouri Track and Cross Country Coaches Association.

House teaches social studies at Northwest High School and graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with degrees in business administration, political science, history, and education. He also has a masters degree from the the University of Missouri in Positive Coaching.

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