Oak Ridge boys cross country and track and field coach Dennis Muehlstein didn't have to go very far to get his first job as a head coach.
The longtime assistant from The Woodlands High School went across the freeway to take over the War Eagles program this summer.
"It is a new experience," Muehlstein said. "I'm real excited."
It's a program Muehlstein said he believes has the talent to compete.
"We've got some guys that have been working real hard all summer just trying to get things going," said Muehlstein. "When they were in (Class) 4A they had a pretty good tradition with cross country.
"And then with 5A, the numbers make it a little bit difficult. We're just trying to get it back to where it was and then hopefully move on from there."
He added that the program is headed in the right direction.
"I'm positive about what we're doing and just trying to work for the future," Muehlstein said. "It's not going to be The Woodlands II this year. Nobody's expecting it to be."