I am talking about CURRENT COACHES.
I think Alberto and Jerry are on my list but who are yours?
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.
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.
And Dr. Li.
let's not forget Cook