the coach is one of the only people to really help her out. he got a bad rap because the media covered the story like she was this great athlete who was totally dedicated to the sport, which couldn't be further from the truth. ask anyone who knows him, he is one of the nicest and most tolerant coaches out there.
ps, she quit the team anyway cause she was only runing like 15-20 miles a week. montel was classic, he had her on the show and said, "so here you are, an olympic hopeful, and he cut you from the team?" what a joke.