Steve Sydoriw has served as head coach of the cross country program since 2013, but has been with the team since 2010.In 2019, he guided the Men's team to the Mountain Valley Conference Championship and a third place finish at the Region III Championships while the women finished 4th in Region III.
Sydoriw brought back a National Championship to the Generals in 2017 as Chyanna Bernier won the Women's Cross Country National Championship..He also coached Victoria Campanian to an individual championship at Finger Lakes in 2014 and continued into 2015 with a male runner, Norman Clayton, capturing a Third Team All-American selection after finishing in 15th place at Holyoke Community College in November of that year.
In 2017, in addition to Bernier's National Championship, the Herkimer Women's Team captured the Region III Championship and Sydoriw earned Region III Coach of the Year honors.
In 2016, The women’s team won the Mountain Valley Conference Champion and won Regionals at Mohawk Valley Community College. Sydoriw was named Women’s Coach of the Year and had two All American runners. Chyanna Bernier named to First Team All American (2nd place) and Tiffany Amentler named Third Team All American (13th place) at Nationals held at Finger lakes.
Known as Steve, Sydoriw is a native of Westmoreland, NY where he was a three-sport athlete at Westmoreland High School. He participated in cross country, volleyball and baseball for the Bulldogs.
Sydoriw earned an A.S. at Mohawk Valley Community College and B.S. & M.S. at SUNY Cortland. In addition to coaching, he is in his eighth year as an instructor of physical education and sports and recreation management at Herkimer College.
Sydoriw resides in Frankfort, NY with his wife Kristin, son Henry, and daughter Sydney.