When the coaching position opened, the job came down to Nelson and a very well respected female coach, who had a lot of success in the Big 10. MU did not offer a lot of money for the position, so fewer applications than expected. Ultimately, the job went to Nelson because the athletic department did not believe the men's team would respect a female coach, despite her credentials. Seriously.
Take a look at the post-collegiate runners and sub-elites who continue to train after graduation. Nearly all are more successful now than when in college. Training is inconsistent. Tons of injuries. Coaching staff extremely negative and promote toxic relationships among the team. Sad situation.