Coaching Runners Podcast

Coaching Runners Podcast
The Coaching Runners Podcast helps coaches hone their craft via in-depth interviews with elite coaches and accomplished athletes, as well as sports scientists and strength and conditioning coaches. Jay Johnson hosts the show. Links and notes from each episode can be found at
006 - Howard Russ
Jan 16 • 48 min
In this interview, Howard shares how he’s used the information from High School Running Coach and the Boulder Running Clinics to inform his training and improve as a coach. He talks about Timo Mostert’s 2-mile power runs, and Dan Iverson’s distinction…
005 - Tony Holler
Jan 12 • 148 min
Tony Holler is the boy’s track coach at Plainfield North H.S. (IL). In 2018 Coach Holler’s team swept the sprints - 4x100m, 4x200m, 100m, 200m - at the IHSA State Meet, setting two state records. He’s been coaching high school athletes for 38 years. Tony…
004 - Jeff Messer
Jan 9 • 110 min
Dr. Jeff Messer serves as department chair for the Exercise Science Department at Mesa Community College, Mesa, Arizona. Dr. Messer also serves as a volunteer assistant coach for boys’ cross-country and track-&-field at Desert Vista High School, Phoenix,…
003 - Jeff Boele
Jan 6 • 108 min
Jeff has a unique background as a coach, in that he was a distance runner in high school and college. He moved to Boulder, Colorado, to train, and found himself coaching the jumps at Lyons High School, just north of Boulder. He took the challenge of…
002 - John O’Malley
Dec 31, 2018 • 70 min
John is the only person to have coached two Footlocker Champions (Lukas Verzbicus and Dylan Jacobs). He’s also had tremendous success coaching 800m runners: 26 boys have run under 1:58 and 9 under 1:54 under his guidance. One of my favorite quotes from…
001 - Chris Lear
Dec 27, 2018 • 71 min
What a pleasure it was to interview my friend Chris Lear for the first episode of the Coaching Runners podcast. I ask Chris what the one thing a high school coach can do tomorrow that Mark Wetmore (University of Colorado) and Ron Warhurst (University of…
Welcome to the Coaching Runners Podcast
Dec 27, 2018 • 7 min
Welcome to the Coaching Runners Podcast, hosted by Jay Johnson. The goal of the podcast is to help high school coaches broaden their knowledge of the craft of coaching and help them take their programs to the next level. Jay interviews coaches at all…