Sun, 10 December 2017
John O'Malley is unquestionably one of the best high school coaches in the country. As the boys coach at Sandburg HS (IL) he has had teams run 7:46 or faster in the 4 x 800m the last four years. In cross country he has coached two Footlocker National Champions - Lukas Verzbicas (2009) and Dylan Jacobs (2017) - an accomplishment no other high school coach can claim.
In these three excerpts from his full interview with High School Running Coach, he discuses the elements of success, the importance of building a culture, and the importance of having a progression of training.
Coach O'Malley will be speaking twice at the Boulder Running Clinics in January, 2018. BoulderRunningClinics.com.
Become a member of HighSchoolRunningCoach.com and get Coach O'Malley's documents on training philosophy, as well as day by day training for outdoor track.