The reality is that Ngugi is an unknown quantity in the coaching world aside from the people who know him from his training camp in Nyahururu and the training place in Ngong hills, both not far from Nairobi.
Over the past few days in my communications with the icon, I've tried to get more information about the people he coaches and their results but Ngugi prefers discretion in that regard and chooses not to reveal the people he coaches and their achievements and I have to respect that because the man (John Ngugi) is a very private person even by Kenyan standards. My main concern with all of this is that his (Ngugi's) extreme private nature poses a disadvantage in promoting him as a potential high level coach. I sense an unusual personality. Personally, I would like to pick his brain on how he was able to dominate the cross-country world so outrageously during those 7 years of halcyon performances between 1986 and 1992. What I do know is that Ngugi, 8n his heydey, always did more than the others and for example when he was meeting the other Kenyan runners for 6 a.m. morning run he would get up at 4 in the morning and always do a run before meeting the others for their morning run so he was already on another level as far as training went at that time.