Ballard women's cross country coach, Scott Barth, was named the Raccoon River Conference Women's Cross Country Coach Of The Year in 2018. Barth's team placed first at the Raccoon River Conference Meet at ADM scoring 23 team points. His teams have won the last four Raccoon River Conference women's titles. Barth has won the Coach of the Year distinction the last four seasons. Barth was also named the Regional Coach of the Year. Barth's women's cross country team placed 4th at the state meet.