Alex Midgett begins her fifth year on the women’s distance staff. She spent her first two years as a volunteer assistant coach working primarily with the walk-on group and in her third year, transitioned to an operations assistant. In this role, she serves as the top aide to women’s head coach Kelly Phillip and is tasked with a variety of duties such as recruiting, mentoring current athletes, recording practice and race results, and meet management.
She has been a hands-on contributor as the Noles women returned to the NCAA Cross Country Championships in 2018 for the first time since 2014. FSU’s women also won the 2019 ACC Outdoor title and placed 10th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Midgett is no stranger to the program, having competed for the Noles for four seasons, culminating with her graduation in the spring of 2016. Demonstrating the same hard work she brings to her current position, Midgett recorded personal bests in each of her last four meets as a collegian.
An outstanding student, she was a four-year ACC Honor Roll selection on her way to earning a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology.
A native of Orange Park, FL., Midgett graduated from Ridgeview High in 2012, having competed on both the varsity cross country and track & field teams. She set school records in the 300m. Hurdles, 4x400m, and 4x800m. In 2009, she helped lead Ridgeview to a fifth-place team finish at the 3A state cross country championships