A Pic & A Quote #44: Coach-Athlete Relationship

Coach-Athlete Relationship: “The most productive coach-athlete relationships are those in which each trusts the other implicitly and the coach is working just as hard, if not harder, than the athlete.” – Jeff Johnson

Courtesy of John Goegel

WHO:  Steve Prefontaine & Coach Bill Dellinger

WHAT: NCAA XC Championships

WHEN: 1970

WHERE: Williamsburg, VA

This meet ended in controversy!!! 1 point separated the top 2 teams!  To read more about this, check this article out, courtesy of Villanova Running!

Editor’s Note: Due to the graciousness of Jeff Johnson, John Goegel and others, we are carrying over a series begun during the track season on our sister site, newhampshiretrackandfield.com .  For those of you that don’t know, Jeff Johnson was employee #1 of Nike.  He actually is the one responsible for naming the company.  Fortunately for us, he was also a world class photographer of our great sports in the 1960s and 1970s during which he captured thousands of sports photographs.  We are honored and thankful for their choice to use our sites as their medium for sharing their passion.  We hope our presentations can do them justice!

Photo by Jeff Johnson

Quotes by Jeff Johnson from his work in progress: “In Other Words: Things I Think I Said When I Was Trying To Think Of Something To Say.”

If you are interested in a poster version of a photo from this series, they are available for a small charge.  Contact us via nhcrosscountry@gmail.com

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