I had 4 coaches at the same school in 4 years. The first one was f'n crazy, he lived in the school's art wing, got thrown in the pool during preseason with his suit on. Finally got sacked for using the school's credit card on dating websites and for sending us to a meet at Notre Dame (we were in MA) without telling the school. To cover costs for the trip he asked us to go door to door selling candy....Little did I know at the time he would be the best one.
The second coach was a lot of talk, little follow through, very arrogant, but kind of nice I guess, in a weird way. He didn't spend any time trying to individualize workouts, kind of just throw spaghetti at the wall. He was cool to me so I was sorry to see him go, but excited to get a coach that might take it serious and bring the talent out in our team, but I learned, "The devil you know, is better than the devil you do not."
The third coach sucked. Huge fat guy that coached track at a tech school high school and had no running background. He asked me to reduce my summer mileage from 70-80 to 10-20 a week for cross country. He banned the men's team from taking their shirt off during 90+ degree days. Also, tried to ban us running on roads that we had been running on for 3 years and limit us to running on the small campus. Creep to the girls. Just gave cookie cutter Rara try hard Disney cookie cutter speeches...kicked a senior off the team that disagreed with his "training". It was the first time I thought about giving up my scholarship he was such a POS, but being poor, I decided to keep going. He only coached XC and not track like the others, when he finally got sacked, it was the first time I was happy someone lost their job.
4th coach was a female track coach. She had a throwing background. However, she was open to communication and actually wanted the runners to do good and didn't have a huggggge ego, so it was a nice change of pace.
I chose my college on who gave me the most money. The school I didn't choose, but did a recruiting trip with and really liked, I saw them at a meet senior year. They had the same coach, he was going over individual race plans and his athletes were killing it. I felt like I was in a lifetime movie and was seeing what could of been. Whatever, I made the most of a shitty situation and plan on giving my kids a college fund so they don't have to go through the shit I did.