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Todd Marinovich
Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 3:34PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I am talking about CURRENT COACHES.

I think Alberto and Jerry are on my list but who are yours?
welcome to the big time
RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 3:45PM - in reply to Todd Marinovich Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I would add Terrence Mahon and Hansons as both have produced American Olympians in both of the last 2 Olympics.
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RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 3:47PM - in reply to Todd Marinovich Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Brad Hudson
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RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 3:49PM - in reply to welcome to the big time Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I think by influential we should look at coaches who have coached Americans to Olympic medals.
Todd Marinovich
RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 3:56PM - in reply to negativened Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I like that list.

All have coached American Olympians and are all still working with American elites.

Alberto
Jerry
Mahon
Hanson
Hudson
That guy 21
RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 4:36PM - in reply to Todd Marinovich Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I think the list has to include Mark Wetmore. He may be primarily a college coach, but the number of athletes he has coached either to the Olympics or have gone on the become Olympians is truly impressive. Culpepper, Gouchers, Torres, Ritz, Coburn, Nelson, etc. Lots of others have been successful pros, like Vaughn, Pifer, Metevier-Ballie, Slattery, etc.

You can also argue that his success while focusing on aerobic development and mileage was a key factor in pulling US distance running out of the low-mileage, intensity based morass of the late 80's and 90's.
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RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 5:15PM - in reply to That guy 21 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I would add Wetmore but take Hudson off the list. Hudsons only Olympian was Ritz who was an Olympian before Brad and after Brad.

1. Salazar -- Produced a medalist
2. Mahon
3. Wetmore
4. Hansons
5. Jerry
break it up
RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 5:56PM - in reply to That guy 21 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

That guy 21 wrote:

I think the list has to include Mark Wetmore. He may be primarily a college coach, but the number of athletes he has coached either to the Olympics or have gone on the become Olympians is truly impressive. Culpepper, Gouchers, Torres, Ritz, Coburn, Nelson, etc. Lots of others have been successful pros, like Vaughn, Pifer, Metevier-Ballie, Slattery, etc.

You can also argue that his success while focusing on aerobic development and mileage was a key factor in pulling US distance running out of the low-mileage, intensity based morass of the late 80's and 90's.


I suppose you could argue that. He wasn't training any differently than Martin Smith at Wisconsin that whole entire time, but the Colorado program improved quickly when Wetmore took over, and attracted a solid group of high school talent that all became individual NCAA champs.

Ok I agree it was a factor.
Good art
RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 6:07PM - in reply to Todd Marinovich Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Canova, Salazar, Hudson, Mahon, Jennings ( Margo)
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RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 6:09PM - in reply to Good art Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Canola is not US, so I will add Wetmore.
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RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 6:12PM - in reply to Todd Marinovich Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Galen Rupp
Dathan Ritzenhein
Steve Prefontaine
Ryan Hall
Moses Mosop
Anthony Famiglietti
Andrew Bumbalough
Donn Cabral
Anton Krupicka
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RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 6:16PM - in reply to Todd Marinovich Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
To the public:
Magness
Salazar
Hansons
Canova
......

We aren't limiting this to american born coaches (which also excludes Salazar), we are basically putting the group to the most influtential coaches on the american population

Magness regarding the masters on runners world and running times
Salazar and Hansons are no brainers
Canova easily because of these message boards
Eeyore
RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 6:18PM - in reply to runcoach trooll Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
"Influential" suggests to me coaches whose ideas and approach have influenced many others.

Jack Daniels
Alberto Salazar
Mark Wetmore
Bill Aris
Jerry Schumacher
nou
RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 6:20PM - in reply to Todd Marinovich Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
salazar
lance armstrong
steve prefontaine
brian fantana
mo farah
gags fan
RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 6:53PM - in reply to Todd Marinovich Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Add Frank Gagliano to the list!
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RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 6:56PM - in reply to gags fan Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
rojo is number one. think about his ability to reach out. he has control of the information that the public somewhat serious running community has access to. if you think anyone cares about what any other coach thinks you're fooling yourself.
Janet Reno is hot
RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 7:08PM - in reply to . . . Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Hansons-- because they contribute to creating Olympians from average collegiates and they are willing to share their training philosophy to the average Joe.

Salazar--Has created a medalist which overcomes the fact that he deals in the gray area. Although I don't trust him/

Hudson--Never met an elite that he wouldn't help.

Gags--Middle distance guru. King of the 5k on down.

Wetmore--Every coach steals as much as they can from him, so he has an impact on nearly everyone.
coach
RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 7:10PM - in reply to Janet Reno is hot Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
let's not forget Cook
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RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 7:23PM - in reply to Todd Marinovich Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Thank you for putting emphasis on the word "MOST." I was about to name the 5 least influential coaches.
coach d
RE: Who are the 5 MOST Influential distance coaches in the US 2/10/2013 7:42PM - in reply to coach Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

coach wrote:

let's not forget Cook


And Dr. Li.

And the one who has probably been the most influential coach the last 10 years for those of use who actually are coaches and go to seminars:

Dr. Vigil.

The people who have actually been involved with coaching distance medals in the last 10 years or so:

Li
Cook
Salazar
Vigil/Larson

You can add the guy the UK hired away from us: Mahon.

You can add Daniels and Canova and stop right there.

Hansons and Hudson? Wannabes only. Jerry? Show us the medals.
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