About Me

Just a dad who started following track field when his 7th grade girl went out for cross country. Now I'm addicted to the sport and somehow got roped into coaching although I know next to nothing.

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
19 days ago Tapering
I feel like I'm not good at getting my runners to peak when I want them to (Regionals for most of...
23 days ago Why it's hard to pull a cross country program up from the bottom.
Thanks, everybody. Nice to have some people on my side, especially from some of the legendary coa...
1 month ago Why it's hard to pull a cross country program up from the bottom.
I've been with my school's cross country program now for 10 years, first as a parent, then as an ...
1 month ago Registration entries.
Sorry, I didn't post back sooner. I figured it out. I'm not the brightest coach in the state.
1 month ago Chancellor/Courtland Invite
Just wanted to thank these guys publicly for putting on such a good meet. Tough course in tough c...
2 months ago Registration entries.
I e-mailed you.
2 months ago Registration entries.
The new interface for this is a mess. I am trying to enter teams in a meet, but after I enter...
3 months ago Orange's Darius Minor collapses and dies at University of Maine football practice today.
Darius ran a handful of meets for Orange's track team this Spring. https://dailyprogress.com/...
3 months ago New ADM numbers are out and I'm playing around with them.
Here's a link to the VHSL's plan for the regions starting in the 2019-2020 school year. I don't l...
4 months ago New ADM numbers are out and I'm playing around with them.
All of us track and cross country people probably long for the good ol' days of three classes, 4 ...
4 months ago Congratulations to my old school, L.C. Bird.
After going 30 years without a state title, you've now racked up three football, a basketball and...
7 months ago Former Orange County track coach dies in accident.
John Wright who coached track and field at Orange County High School and others died this weekend...
9 months ago Liberty Premier Invitational 2018
Just double checking that the schedule for the invitational is correct. I am taking a few people ...
10 months ago All State
@petecrys This just makes it so much harder for kids in cross country to get similar recognit...
10 months ago Thoughts on State Meets under realignment
@cawitt Heck, I never even liked them going to wild cards. When I first remember knowing anyt...
10 months ago County of Loudoun Championships
It's funny to see the effects of realignment on different sport. Half a decade ago we thought ...
10 months ago Stop the Ads!
@APettitWHS I agree. Ads for non-subscribers. Not for people who are paying you already.
11 months ago Winning state titles in totally different ways
In 5A, Albemarle takes the title with a tight pack, but no runner making all-state. In 4A Loudou...
11 months ago Thoughts on State Meets under realignment
@cawitt The old system was terribly broken for football. It was working fine for other sports...
11 months ago Thoughts on State Meets under realignment
@cawitt Why? Football is the ONLY sport that eliminates some teams before the playoffs start. E...
11 months ago Thoughts on State Meets under realignment
@Runnerhheaj This is actually a great idea I hadn't considered. I really like the idea that t...
12 months ago Thoughts on State Meets under realignment
@TruRunner2 I agree that 12 is the right number (I mean there are six classes so 72 schools e...
12 months ago Thoughts on State Meets under realignment
@rsullins I'm with you, but 1/3 rounded up. So 4-6 teams gets 2. 7-9 teams gets 3. 10-12 teams ...
12 months ago Thoughts on State Meets under realignment
I actually think the size of the meets is pretty good. 12 teams + 20 at-large runners per classif...
1 year ago Third Battle Invite
I'd just like to thank all the people who worked so hard to make this meet go. We really enjoyed ...
1 year ago A feature I'd like to see.
Holy Cow! That's way above what I was expecting anyone to do for me. I am blown away that you too...
1 year ago A feature I'd like to see.
I love running virtual meets. A feature I'd love to see, however, is that I'd like to be able to ...
1 year ago Third Battle vs. Milestat XC Invitational
@Runnerhheaj My kids rarely seem to do well at MileStat for some reason. Probably bad coachin...
1 year ago Third Battle vs. Milestat XC Invitational
@frankrizzo I like fast courses. I try to get my kids on one every year, but I never thought ...
1 year ago County of Loudoun Championships
@coachLC I don't think anyone was suggesting the course was short. We've all heard how strong...
1 year ago County of Loudoun Championships
Yep, there were some crazy times there! Talented kids up there might need to find another sport i...
1 year ago Don't Say I don't get results posted on MIleStat. Here you go.
@kshirk Thanks, I followed your advice and the meet is now posted properly.
1 year ago Don't Say I don't get results posted on MIleStat. Here you go.
RaceTab by MileSplit/FloSports Matt Gilliam, OCHS Orange Quad -...
1 year ago Chancellor-Courtland Invitational
Our first time running this meet. It was just super well run. Thanks to everyone who worked on ma...
1 year ago Looking for a couple of teams for a tri-meet at Montpelier.
We have a couple of teams entered now. I could still add a couple more if anyone else would like ...
1 year ago Uniform Rules????
@gilmorep I agree, I'm seeing a lot of mismatched shorts of various kinds. I remember when th...
1 year ago Assistant Coaches Needed
Boy, I'd love to move up there and teach math and coach for a few years, but I can uproot my son ...
1 year ago A new track for Orange County! At last!
In 2009 my daughter, Helen, ran track for Prospect Heights Middle School for the first time. The ...
1 year ago Looking for a couple of teams for a tri-meet at Montpelier.
Orange County High School Cross Country would like to host a couple of teams for a small tri (or ...
1 year ago A new track for Orange County! At last!
J.V. Soccer will likely practice there. I don't mind that. I have to say the soccer kids at Orang...
1 year ago Order of events for indoor vs outdoor track meets
The fact is that many kids can run any events you choose for them. However, my idea has alway...
1 year ago A new track for Orange County! At last!
Most of you have no idea what the 6 lane track at OCHS is/was like. In 2010 my daughter spoke to ...
1 year ago Order of events for indoor vs outdoor track meets
All the man wanted to know is why we don't put the 4 x 200 in the same place in an indoor meet as...
1 year ago Order of events for indoor vs outdoor track meets
@FallenHurdler no one said that sprinters don't need recovery time. But it's obvious that you...
1 year ago Order of events for indoor vs outdoor track meets
I have thought about the order of events a lot, and I think the traditional order probably evolve...
1 year ago Writer Who Thinks Track is a Joke
http://lancasteronline.com/sports/trackandfield/highschool/high-school-track-it-s-springtime-and-...
1 year ago 5A Region D Cross Country Post-Season.
Yeah, they expanded the playoff opportunities for most sports, where half the teams will get to e...
1 year ago 5A Region D Cross Country Post-Season.
Here's the exciting post season for our region (sarcasm intended, if you missed it): All 12 t...
1 year ago Favorite XC Meet
@BamaXC Our favorite used to be the Maymont Cross Country Festival, but obviously that's gone...
2 years ago Fork Union meet from last week.
I was wondering if the results from a meet last week that Orange was at will get posted. We had a...