Gonzaga Cross Country is represented by three teams—Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshman—with a total of nearly 75 runners. Coach John Ausema began coaching the Varsity in 2007, and under his direction the team has won four WCAC championships in recent years. In 2016, Coach Ausema was named USTFCCCA 2016 DC Cross Country Coach of the Year.
Coach Ausema took over as head coach in 2007, after serving as assistant coach from 2004-2006. He was previously head track and cross country coach at a private school in Delaware, and was named New Castle County coach of the year in 1998. Under his direction the team has won four WCAC championships.