Love these guys they get 1 very talented kid and all of a sudden they are a genius. If he is the coach with the magic touch and call the answers where is the line of great or decent runners he has cosched,?
Yea just as I thought
I've known ozzie for a long time running at a nearby high school, and now coaching at a nearby high school. I'm not close to him, so have no personal reason to defend him, (but I dont dislike him either, I enjoy a short conversation the handful of times I see him per year).
1) I'm sure he was being sardonic. That definitely fits his personality. He's a high school teacher by day, so sarcastic is basically a prerequisite.
2) he has had solid results, so I'm not sure what you want to hear. He had a kid run 1:52 two years ago.
3) maybe more important than any single kid he has had run well, he has a solid team every year. His cross country kids are competitive in NCS every season, and it isnt a weak section. He consistently has a few kids make NCS Mocs every year and kids go on to state.
Somebody else wrote "I hope he combs these boards." I can confirm that he does come here sometimes and posts under his own name. No idea if he has seen this thread or not. Also, he was at Cornell on the team when Rojo was coaching there, I think. I think he may have been a grad assistant there after he graduated, too? But I'm not sure about that.