SLCWatch, I agree, I'd like to know what the coaching advantage will be. It
says, as of now, that the NCAA allows a coach for each event. Surely that
can't mean each and every race/field event, as there would potentially be
more than 20 coaches.
The article states (Before editing) that the teams get three coaches as seperate
teams but doesn't say how many combined teams get. What the advantage is
in combining is hinted at but it doesn't say specifically if they get the
same number of combined coaches, more or if they get graduate assistants. What
is the advantage? I don't doubt there is an advantage, I think the writer
could have explained the advantage better.
This seems like a real slight to Coach Robison, perhaps the most successful
coach of any sport in BYU history. Why wasn't he selected as head coach?
Was he offered?
Wonder if they will combine basketball teams also???Kidding....just
My daughter is a sholorship javelin thrower for the BYU women's program.
She was a state champion in high school throwing over 150 ft. While at BYU, she
has been coached by a very kind,nice gentleman,who HAS NEVER THROWN JAVALIN! He
seemed very supportive but D-1 track and field requires much more than that. I
hope that this combination of coaching with the men's program, will ensure
that women/men are coached by people who have specific experience in the events
they coach. Our family loves BYU! We were excited to send our daughter there to
compete. It has been frustrating to say the least. Im very happy for this change
and excited for the chances it will allow my daughter.
Well this is a surprise? I thought Robison was the Head Track coach, His Dad
Clarence's sucessor and Eyestone was the distance coach?