Saturday, March 27, 2010

Track Coach for a day

Something came up this week and the athletic department asked Chris to step in as "track coach" for this weekend's meet.  Since we actually  have a friend who coaches track in Illinois, we thought he might appreciate this :)  To clarify a bit they weren't asking him to do much - just pick up the guys and drive them to their meet.  Then pick them up and drive them home.  Also, this school technically doesn't have a track team, or even a track.  I guess the cross country team wanted to start up a track team this year so this is the first year they've gone to a meet.  Since it was a Saturday I decided to go along!

Chris was told to pick up a school van and pick up the guys outside the gym to depart by 7 AM.  By 7:20 we only had two guys and no phone numbers at which to reach the others.  We couldn't get much information out of our two participants so we ended up leaving to make the meet in time.  Since we were expecting seven or eight guys, the dining hall gave us a whole box of lunches.  For two people.

Not to mention Chris was driving a fifteen passenger van.  For two people.  It was a quiet ride up.  Can you spot the athletes?

How about now?

Our guys participated and two more showed up having driven themselves to the meet.  So we had a total of four - and never heard from the other three that were supposed to be there.  As you can tell, this inaugural track team is serious business!

7 comments:

jennie said...

haha that's awesome. chris should try and coach every sport there at least once.

Patty said...

Ha ha - that's such a funny post. Love the pictutre of the guy sleeping. I agree with jennie's post.

whittakerwoman said...

I've been thinking of you a lot as I hear the sounds of tennis shoes on the floors and whistles. Oh and who can forget the screaming husband as he watches March madness. :) H

MIchele said...

Hmmm, Free lunches for the school week would be in order!

Rob said...

Dude, you shaved your head! I'm about to do mine as well! (Rock the Hawk is coming up)

maggie said...

haha! well done Chris! guess you add this one to the resume :) love the sleeping athletes! great picture!

Alex Heacock said...

dang, you made your collegiate outdoor track & field coaching debut on the same day that I did!!!