Damon Martin, Adams State: 2021 NCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country National Coach Athlete of the Year (The Duane Vandenbusche Award)

Damon Martin guided Adams State to its second-straight national title, and 19th overall in program history, as the Grizzlies won the team title at the 2021 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships in Saint Leo, Florida. The Grizzlies snagged a meet-high six All-America honors and won by 20 points. Earlier this season, Adams State also won the South Central Region Championships and RMAC Championships and finished fifth at the Paul Short Run.