Cross Country Staff
Storm/Lady Storm Head Coach
Storm/Lady Storm Assistant Coach
My name is Fahtima Hood, my Indian name is “Running Star Woman” (Ixx-dah-xee i-dia wea-ush). I am an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara Nation). Eldest of 8 siblings. I am married to Carson Hood, Jr and have 3 children; Desean (16), Tekoah (11), and Amarie (8). I graduated from New Town High School in May 2000. I was active in Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Cheerleading. I attended college at UTTC where I played Basketball and graduated in 2002 with my associates in Criminal Justice. I moved home and attended the Fort Community College now known as the Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College, I played basketball as well and graduated in 2004 with my associates in Human Services. I have worked for our Tribe since 2002, currently as the Traffic Safety Coordinator. My favorite hobby is running. I have ran various races throughout my life, also participating in marathons throughout the nation. My role models in running are Billy Mills and Steve Prefontaine. I enjoy this sport very much as it has become a great passion of mine. It has led me to coaching which I enjoy very much. I have coached Elem Track and Cross Country alongside Arnie Grady for about 4 years also coaching Elem boys’ basketball. In my spare time I host fitness classes. When I’m not hosting a class, working or coaching, I enjoy every moment with my family. I look forward to this new journey and hoping to inspire someone’s life with positivity and reaching for the stars. I believe you should challenge your limits and not limit your challenges and all things are possible as it says in bible, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me-Philippians 4:13”.
I have been teaching and coaching for 19 years. I coached XC for South Hall Middle School in Georgia for 11 years along with track and field for almost 14 years. I moved to North Dakota to enjoy the cooler weather and worked at Mandaree for a year before moving to New Town. I coached basketball as well as Track and Field at Mandaree. At New Town I have had the privilege of coaching XC and Track with Brian Anderson and Jay Hale.