I would say that being hesitant to send kids to Seattle Univ is pretty understandable but any criticisms of how the program has gone about their business for the last 10+ years is more a reflection of how the program was run (pun) by the distance staff. There was never an effort made on the part of the distance staff to reach out and actively recruit. Rather, they would take who came to them, which is not conducive to success. Additionally, their own running careers took precedence over that of their athletes (seriously?) Whoever the school decides to hire is going to be an immediate upgrade in nearly all aspects (training, philosophy, belief, relationships, recruiting, etc.) There is really no debate as to where SeattleU falls with respect to the programs at Gonzaga and UP but with a change in distance leadership there's nowhere to go but up for the Redhawks.