Clorado Two Step
George Atlas wrote:Running on Empathy wrote:
Surprised there was no mention of Jerry Quiller, the former head coach at CU who hired Wetmore as an assistant in the first place. Was there some friction between the two that would prompt such an omission?
Well before Wetmore was at Colorado Jerry Quiller coached an individual NCAA Cross Country Champion and had a top 5 team place in 1985.
From reading "Running With the Buffaloes" I gathered that Wetmore and Quiller coached different groups at the start and Alan Culpepper greatly improved with the more Lydiard style under Wetmore and the team shifted allegiance. But that's just my speculating from reading one book.
Q did hire Wetmore and was a mentor to him , Wetmore had his own ideas and Q let him work with the athletes. It disappointing that Wetmore has not said publicly that Q gave him the opportunity and flexibility to coach. Q had head coaching responsibilities and allowed Wetmore to take on the distance athletes.
Wetmore even though thought to be shy of accolades does have an ego.