A few weeks ago, when Jonathan told me he wanted to do something on Linden, I asked him, "Who is coaching her and he said her college, I laughed and said, "Wait she sucked in college. She went back to him?"
I was saying it in a lighthearted way (tone is often lost on text/email). When I coached, one of the guys who loved me the most was a runner who was super accomplished in HS, did next to nothing under me (and my replacement as well) but said I was amazing. If you treat people well, being a coach is an amazing job.
Cool story, bro.