I'm a college senior who ran at the D1 level for 5 years. I would love to pursue a career in coaching. The main goal would be to eventually be a head XC coach at the D1 level.
For college coaches out there, what was your career path like? Do you recommend starting at the high school level or looking for a college assistant job?
What do you wish you would have known before you pursued a coaching career? Are there any drawbacks or benefits that may not seem obvious to me now? I'm just looking for any general advice around the idea of pursuing a coaching career.