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New HC, originally from the Macomb area (his linkedin page says Raritan)...past gig was women's XC coach and assistant T&F coach at Akron. His fiancée (I think) is also from Illinois (Normal) and is a professional runner and an assistant track and XC coach also at U of Akron. Wonder if she'll be on staff here pretty quickly.

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This is the perfect hire as far as the Leathernecks are concerned. He is an experienced recruiter with a very good knowledge of the athletes in Iowa and Illinois. He gets Macomb and is very very happy to return. His wife worked with him at Akron and I am sure she will fill one of the coaching roles. Once again, a fantastic hire. jc
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Like mentioned in another thread, would be nice to know what happened to the previous coach.
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Numbers of athletes out for track&field/CC had taken a dive. I am sure that had something to do with it in my opinion. We were not recruiting except in the middle distances and that seemed to be due to the Assistant who headed to Wake Forest after a big year. Those are my thoughts. Trey Brokaw is coming happily back to west central Illinois. He has the connections to put some good athletes on the track or course. Need a jump coach and weight coach too. ;) jc
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Neckfansince71 wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:26 pm This is the perfect hire as far as the Leathernecks are concerned. He is an experienced recruiter with a very good knowledge of the athletes in Iowa and Illinois. He gets Macomb and is very very happy to return. His wife worked with him at Akron and I am sure she will fill one of the coaching roles. Once again, a fantastic hire. jc
Couldn't agree more! Great hire for so many reasons. I saw the last XC coach/Track assistant is at Wake Forest, can't blame him for taking the job there. Seems like his is going to be a head coach somewhere big soon. Good to see we are hiring positions, hopefully they fill other ones asap!
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