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|Author: ||Another DI Coach|
|Subject: ||RE: Is it the norm at most D1 schools for the coach to mostly ignore walk ons?|
On this note a lot of coaches could reap the rewards of developing their walk-ons better. Some tremendous athletes have come from the walk-on ranks. Sarah Pease of Indiana is one that comes to my mind recently. She was a great steeplechaser. The unfortunate thing is that many coaches with the highly competitive mentality needed to be successful don't understand how to deal with the stress and emotions that come with dealing with developmental athletes.
I will say the poster who posed the question to the OP about whether they are doing their part (working hard, etc...) is right on. It's a two way street, but I do think coaches have to be the fire starter. And I do think there are too many stories about walk-ons not being treated fairly.
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