New Head Coach at The University of Kentucky?
06/22/2012 2:35:33 AM
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Don Webber,the head coach at UK for 28 years is retiring.Does anyone know who is on the "short list "for the job? Peace Out...Dr.Heartons
Don Webber,the head coach at UK for 28 years is retiring.Does anyone know who is on the "short list "for the job?

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07/10/2012 12:43:51 AM
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The University of Kentucky has a new head coach:Edrick Floreal. Peace Out----Dr.Heartons
The University of Kentucky has a new head coach:Edrick Floreal.

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07/12/2012 10:22:48 AM
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Woah.
Woah.
07/14/2012 11:15:11 PM
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I only mentioned this because we have a few runners from Canada who started at Kentucky last year,and this could be big there!He also competed for Canada in a couple of Olympic Games ,and his wife is a silver medalist in the 1992 games.He is one of the coaches for the U.S.in London. Peace Out ........Dr.Heartons
I only mentioned this because we have a few runners from Canada who started at Kentucky last year,and this could be big there!He also competed for Canada in a couple of Olympic Games ,and his wife is a silver medalist in the 1992 games.He is one of the coaches for the U.S.in London.

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07/21/2012 3:41:26 PM
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@DrHeartons It was a sincere "woah." He's a big name. Who will Stanford hire now?
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It was a sincere "woah." He's a big name. Who will Stanford hire now?
07/21/2012 4:56:17 PM
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@Stingersxc I don't know.but I'm also hearing that some of his staff may follow including the distance coach(Dunn?).The athletic director at Kentucky has issued a statement about his goal of having top level programs in all of the sports at Kentucky including track and field .They have the money and seem to be willing to spend ii if Floreal's contract with UK is any indication. Peace Out---Dr.Heartons
@Stingersxc I don't know.but I'm also hearing that some of his staff may follow including the distance coach(Dunn?).The athletic director at Kentucky has issued a statement about his goal of having top level programs in all of the sports at Kentucky including track and field .They have the money and seem to be willing to spend ii if Floreal's contract with UK is any indication.

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07/22/2012 6:34:06 PM
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Was at a XC camp in bellingham during the week put in by Sehome HS and recent Stanford alum Jake Riley was there helping out his old coaches (Sehome is his old HS). The 'where is Dunn going?' came up and he didn't seem to think Dunn going to UK was a slam dunk.....just his feelings....
Was at a XC camp in bellingham during the week put in by Sehome HS and recent Stanford alum Jake Riley was there helping out his old coaches (Sehome is his old HS). The 'where is Dunn going?' came up and he didn't seem to think Dunn going to UK was a slam dunk.....just his feelings....
07/23/2012 7:14:07 PM
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@bomba There's a lot of talk going on(most of which I haven't read)about the new coach at UK.One article said that his entire staff "might" follow him.If you get more info,please share it.Thanks for the post. From Beautiful British Columbia......Dr.Heartons
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There's a lot of talk going on(most of which I haven't read)about the new coach at UK.One article said that his entire staff "might" follow him.If you get more info,please share it.Thanks for the post.

From Beautiful British Columbia......Dr.Heartons
07/24/2012 7:46:19 PM
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@bomba DeVries, Dunn, Ninow Tabbed Track & Field Assistant Coaches Head coach Edrick Floreal adds three names to inaugural UK track and field coaching staff July 24, 2012 LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky track and field head coach Edrick Floreal has begun work on his inaugural coaching staff at UK by naming Hakon DeVries, Jason Dunn and Andrew Ninow assistant coaches. DeVries, Dunn and Ninow each join the Wildcats staff after coaching under Floreal at Stanford. “They are hard workers, we competed against some of the best of the best at Stanford and I know what these guys can do,” Floreal said. “We all get along well and that’s important too. I’ve seen them coach and develop student-athletes, and that’s what their passion is. I want guys around me who want to win championships and develop student-athletes. I am a big believer in mentoring these student-athletes and that’s what they do.” DeVries, who coached for two years under Floreal at Stanford as a volunteer assistant, will be an assistant track coach at Kentucky working with the distance runners, and will also be an assistant coach on the cross country team. DeVries was a key member of the 2010 Stanford staff that saw seven Cardinal distance runners receive a total of nine All-America honors for the year. In 2011, seven Stanford distance runners advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, with two earning first-team All-America honors by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, and five earning second-team All-America honors by the USTFCCCA. DeVries also ran at Stanford with Floreal serving as the head coach. While a student-athlete, DeVries was a two-time All-America selection in track and a critical member of the cross country team as well. DeVries scored in each of the cross country championship races and helped guide the Cardinal to a third-place national finish. “Hakon, having competed as a student-athlete in both cross country and track in various events, has an excellent background of a competitive athlete,” Floreal said. “He knows the true combination of being a student and an athlete and how to best maximize athletic and academic potential. He’s a great coach and great mentor, and he brings a lot of enthusiasm and excitement.” Dunn will be an assistant coach on the cross country team, and will also be an assistant coach on the track team, where he will work the distance runners. Dunn, who coached for three years under Floreal at Stanford, guided the Cardinal men’s cross country team to a fifth-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships, while the women’s team finished 10th. Dunn led Stanford’s men’s cross country program to a No. 1 ranking throughout much of the 2009 and 2010 seasons. The Cardinal men dominated its 2010 NCAA Pre-National meet by sweeping first, second and third. Stanford’s men and women’s teams then won the 2010 Pac-10 title before the Stanford men finished fourth nationally and the women finished 13th. During the 2010 indoor and outdoor track season, Dunn’s student-athletes earned a total of 10 All-America honors. Dunn came to Stanford after coaching cross country and track at Virginia, Arizona State and William & Mary. While at Virginia, Dunn coached cross country teams to the NCAA Championships on eight occasions (four men, four women). He also led the 2005 and 2007 men’s squads to Atlantic Coast Conference titles, and in 2005 saw both the men’s and women’s teams advance to the NCAA Championships, marking the first time in school history both qualified for the championships in the same season. For his efforts, Dunn was honored as the 2005 and 2007 ACC Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. In all, Dunn brought 28 All-ACC honors to 17 cross country runners during his time at Virginia. This tally was highlighted when seven Cavaliers earned conference honors in 2005, with the men's team winning the league championship for the first time since 1984. Dunn led 23 runners to 40 all-region honors and five to All-America status. On the track, Dunn coached 41 All-ACC performances among 20 athletes. He led eight Cavaliers to nine individual ACC Championships and coached six All-Americans. Virginia distance runners recorded 18 NCAA qualifying times during Dunn’s tenure, and three school records fell under his guidance. Dunn’s athletes at Virginia also excelled in the classroom as both the men’s and women’s cross country squads were named All-Academic teams for five years in a row. Additionally, Dunn’s student-athletes have achieved All-Academic status as individuals in cross country and track and field on 22 occasions. While at ASU, Dunn was part of a staff that built the distance program from the ground up. During his tenure, the cross-country teams went from having never qualified for the NCAA Championships to finishing 14th and 12th, respectively, in 1999. “Jason Dunn is a proven coach both at Virginia and Stanford,” Floreal said. “He’s had phenomenal success at the highest level and knows how to develop talent. He has done that everywhere he has been. He can get the kids who are not the best athletes at the time, and those who are the best athletes, and get them both to the top level. He can find diamond in the rough kids and the superstars. He can coach kids at any level and get them to the top.” Ninow will work with the throwers at Kentucky after working for three seasons as an assistant coach at Stanford. In those three seasons, Ninow led seven Stanford throwers to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, and two throwers to Pac-10 titles. Ninow came to Stanford after coaching the throwers at the University of San Francisco. There, Ninow coached the female school record holder and conference champion in the javelin, and his male throwers scored a total of 32 points at the conference championships. As a student-athlete at UCLA, Ninow was a two-time Pac-10 and West Regional competitor. “Andrew is a student of the sport,” Floreal said. “He eats, drinks and breaths throws. That’s his passion. Coming from UCLA, where he was coached by Art Venegas, he’s learned from the best. Art is someone who developed his throwers not only while they were there, but many of them are now great throws coaches around the country. Andrew is one of those young, bright minds in throws coaching.” For all Kentucky track and field and cross country news and information, go to UKathletics.com and follow the Cats on Twitter at “KentuckyTrack.” Peace Out.....Dr.Heartons
@bomba DeVries, Dunn, Ninow Tabbed Track & Field Assistant Coaches
Head coach Edrick Floreal adds three names to inaugural UK track and field coaching staff

July 24, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- University of Kentucky track and field head coach Edrick Floreal has begun work on his inaugural coaching staff at UK by naming Hakon DeVries, Jason Dunn and Andrew Ninow assistant coaches. DeVries, Dunn and Ninow each join the Wildcats staff after coaching under Floreal at Stanford.

"They are hard workers, we competed against some of the best of the best at Stanford and I know what these guys can do," Floreal said. "We all get along well and that's important too. I've seen them coach and develop student-athletes, and that's what their passion is. I want guys around me who want to win championships and develop student-athletes. I am a big believer in mentoring these student-athletes and that's what they do."

DeVries, who coached for two years under Floreal at Stanford as a volunteer assistant, will be an assistant track coach at Kentucky working with the distance runners, and will also be an assistant coach on the cross country team. DeVries was a key member of the 2010 Stanford staff that saw seven Cardinal distance runners receive a total of nine All-America honors for the year.

In 2011, seven Stanford distance runners advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, with two earning first-team All-America honors by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, and five earning second-team All-America honors by the USTFCCCA.

DeVries also ran at Stanford with Floreal serving as the head coach. While a student-athlete, DeVries was a two-time All-America selection in track and a critical member of the cross country team as well. DeVries scored in each of the cross country championship races and helped guide the Cardinal to a third-place national finish.

"Hakon, having competed as a student-athlete in both cross country and track in various events, has an excellent background of a competitive athlete," Floreal said. "He knows the true combination of being a student and an athlete and how to best maximize athletic and academic potential. He's a great coach and great mentor, and he brings a lot of enthusiasm and excitement."

Dunn will be an assistant coach on the cross country team, and will also be an assistant coach on the track team, where he will work the distance runners. Dunn, who coached for three years under Floreal at Stanford, guided the Cardinal men's cross country team to a fifth-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships, while the women's team finished 10th.

Dunn led Stanford's men's cross country program to a No. 1 ranking throughout much of the 2009 and 2010 seasons. The Cardinal men dominated its 2010 NCAA Pre-National meet by sweeping first, second and third. Stanford's men and women's teams then won the 2010 Pac-10 title before the Stanford men finished fourth nationally and the women finished 13th. During the 2010 indoor and outdoor track season, Dunn's student-athletes earned a total of 10 All-America honors.

Dunn came to Stanford after coaching cross country and track at Virginia, Arizona State and William & Mary.

While at Virginia, Dunn coached cross country teams to the NCAA Championships on eight occasions (four men, four women). He also led the 2005 and 2007 men's squads to Atlantic Coast Conference titles, and in 2005 saw both the men's and women's teams advance to the NCAA Championships, marking the first time in school history both qualified for the championships in the same season. For his efforts, Dunn was honored as the 2005 and 2007 ACC Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year.

In all, Dunn brought 28 All-ACC honors to 17 cross country runners during his time at Virginia. This tally was highlighted when seven Cavaliers earned conference honors in 2005, with the men's team winning the league championship for the first time since 1984. Dunn led 23 runners to 40 all-region honors and five to All-America status.

On the track, Dunn coached 41 All-ACC performances among 20 athletes. He led eight Cavaliers to nine individual ACC Championships and coached six All-Americans. Virginia distance runners recorded 18 NCAA qualifying times during Dunn's tenure, and three school records fell under his guidance.

Dunn's athletes at Virginia also excelled in the classroom as both the men's and women's cross country squads were named All-Academic teams for five years in a row. Additionally, Dunn's student-athletes have achieved All-Academic status as individuals in cross country and track and field on 22 occasions.

While at ASU, Dunn was part of a staff that built the distance program from the ground up. During his tenure, the cross-country teams went from having never qualified for the NCAA Championships to finishing 14th and 12th, respectively, in 1999.

"Jason Dunn is a proven coach both at Virginia and Stanford," Floreal said. "He's had phenomenal success at the highest level and knows how to develop talent. He has done that everywhere he has been. He can get the kids who are not the best athletes at the time, and those who are the best athletes, and get them both to the top level. He can find diamond in the rough kids and the superstars. He can coach kids at any level and get them to the top."

Ninow will work with the throwers at Kentucky after working for three seasons as an assistant coach at Stanford.

In those three seasons, Ninow led seven Stanford throwers to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, and two throwers to Pac-10 titles.

Ninow came to Stanford after coaching the throwers at the University of San Francisco. There, Ninow coached the female school record holder and conference champion in the javelin, and his male throwers scored a total of 32 points at the conference championships.

As a student-athlete at UCLA, Ninow was a two-time Pac-10 and West Regional competitor.

"Andrew is a student of the sport," Floreal said. "He eats, drinks and breaths throws. That's his passion. Coming from UCLA, where he was coached by Art Venegas, he's learned from the best. Art is someone who developed his throwers not only while they were there, but many of them are now great throws coaches around the country. Andrew is one of those young, bright minds in throws coaching."

For all Kentucky track and field and cross country news and information, go to UKathletics.com and follow the Cats on Twitter at "KentuckyTrack."

Peace Out.....Dr.Heartons
07/26/2012 9:21:32 PM
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Ken State has had some great young Canadian runners in the past. Sadly, none running today.
Ken State has had some great young Canadian runners in the past. Sadly, none running today.
07/26/2012 9:33:00 PM
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@Arrow Who are they?when were they there?And what did they do? Peace Arrow Dr.Heartons
@Arrow Who are they?when were they there?And what did they do?

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08/18/2012 12:54:11 AM
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http://www.ukathletics.com/sports/c-track/kty-c-track-body.html Thought this might be of interest to some,especially those who might be scouting possibilities . Peace Out.....Dr.Heartons
http://www.ukathletics.com/sports/c-track/kty-c-track-body.html

Thought this might be of interest to some,especially those who might be scouting possibilities .

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08/18/2012 9:29:56 AM
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[quote=Arrow]Ken State has had some great young Canadian runners in the past. Sadly, none running today.[/quote] @Arrow I can confirm this.
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Ken State has had some great young Canadian runners in the past. Sadly, none running today.


@Arrow I can confirm this.
08/18/2012 10:37:38 AM
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[quote=gazoo]ArrowKen State has had some great young Canadian runners in the past. Sadly, none running today. @Arrow I can confirm this.[/quote] @gazoo Then do it.He hasn't. And I thank you......Dr.Heartons
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ArrowKen State has had some great young Canadian runners in the past. Sadly, none running today.

@Arrow I can confirm this.


@gazoo Then do it.He hasn't.

And I thank you......Dr.Heartons
08/18/2012 6:42:10 PM
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@DrHeartons You really don't understand the type of forum this is, do you? Why don't I post my address and cell phone number just to add to my credibility? It's an anonymous poster agreeing with another anonymous poster about something each of them are aware of, independent of the other. It's the same as me choosing to believe you are a non-athlete who only engages in competitive speculation. Sure, you [i]may[/i] be someone who [i]could[/i] have done something noteworthy in the realm of athletics... but all the signs make it seem quite unlikely.
@DrHeartons You really don't understand the type of forum this is, do you? Why don't I post my address and cell phone number just to add to my credibility? It's an anonymous poster agreeing with another anonymous poster about something each of them are aware of, independent of the other. It's the same as me choosing to believe you are a non-athlete who only engages in competitive speculation. Sure, you may be someone who could have done something noteworthy in the realm of athletics... but all the signs make it seem quite unlikely.
08/20/2012 3:06:15 AM
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@gazoo I know very well what type of forum this is :it's suppose to be an open discussion about high school track and field and cross country, to be very specific.Of course,posters to the site have opened it up to include collegiate,post collegiate,open and Olympic competition as well.I honestly don't think you understand the thread:New Head Coach at The University of Kentucky.Not"Ken State",which in the state of Kentucky refers to Kentucky State University.Kentucky State University is not what I was referring to in this thread.So,do you have ANYTHING to contribute about the coaches at UK?No?I didn't think so...we will move on.Secondly,I don't think you understand the question.When "Arrow"said"Ken State has had some great young Canadian runners in the past.Sadly,none running today",I simply asked "who are they,when were they there,and what did they do?.Is that too much to ask?I have not asked anyone to reveal ,or publish any personal information.And don't sit up at night concerning yourself about my athletic accomplishments.Try and find something better to do,like who some of those great Canadian runners are, who let's just say,ran somewhere in the State of Kentucky(since you can "confirm it"lol).This is a site that is informative,as well as entertaining,so take the time to inform us.If you can. And let me add one last thing.Go back to the thread started by slowandsteady on Sat.April 23,2011 titled:BC High School Preds 2011.Pay particular attention to your posts #s11,34,43,44,45,46.You know, the ones where you denigrate,belittle,minimize our runners in BC that year.And that's where you jumped on me for no reason at all.So looka here bud,I've got some things I am going to teach you about yourself ,some of which you know,and others in which you are absolutely fucking clueless....so when you are ready,remember this: When the student is ready,the teacher will appear. From Beautiful BC......Dr.Heartons
@gazoo I know very well what type of forum this is :it's suppose to be an open discussion about high school track and field and cross country, to be very specific.Of course,posters to the site have opened it up to include collegiate,post collegiate,open and Olympic competition as well.I honestly don't think you understand the thread:New Head Coach at The University of Kentucky.Not"Ken State",which in the state of Kentucky refers to Kentucky State University.Kentucky State University is not what I was referring to in this thread.So,do you have ANYTHING to contribute about the coaches at UK?No?I didn't think so...we will move on.Secondly,I don't think you understand the question.When "Arrow"said"Ken State has had some great young Canadian runners in the past.Sadly,none running today",I simply asked "who are they,when were they there,and what did they do?.Is that too much to ask?I have not asked anyone to reveal ,or publish any personal information.And don't sit up at night concerning yourself about my athletic accomplishments.Try and find something better to do,like who some of those great Canadian runners are, who let's just say,ran somewhere in the State of Kentucky(since you can "confirm it"lol).This is a site that is informative,as well as entertaining,so take the time to inform us.If you can.

And let me add one last thing.Go back to the thread started by slowandsteady on Sat.April 23,2011 titled:BC High School Preds 2011.Pay particular attention to your posts #s11,34,43,44,45,46.You know, the ones where you denigrate,belittle,minimize our runners in BC that year.And that's where you jumped on me for no reason at all.So looka here bud,I've got some things I am going to teach you about yourself ,some of which you know,and others in which you are absolutely fucking clueless....so when you are ready,remember this:
When the student is ready,the teacher will appear.

From Beautiful BC......Dr.Heartons
08/20/2012 8:03:52 PM
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@DrHeartons Don't forget to catalog them, as they may be needed for future reference. While we're at it, BC runners ARE terrible. They squander that awesome weather and don't do much with it. Like we've seen anything other than Cam Levins come out of BC.
@DrHeartons Don't forget to catalog them, as they may be needed for future reference.

While we're at it, BC runners ARE terrible. They squander that awesome weather and don't do much with it. Like we've seen anything other than Cam Levins come out of BC.
09/05/2012 1:42:33 AM
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@gazoo Gary Reid??? and also we have Keffri Neal and Sean Kean at UK
@gazoo Gary Reid??? and also we have Keffri Neal and Sean Kean at UK
09/05/2012 2:14:26 AM
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@gazoo pull the gazoo out of your buttholio please sir
@gazoo pull the gazoo out of your buttholio please sir
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@mdpride Agreed.Last year was the first year for Keffri and Sean,and many coaches admit that the first year can be a tough adjustment for many runners,especially for Canadians headed for Div.1.But that first year is over for them now,and from what I am hearing,big changes in training are already happening.My belief is that we are going to see some great running from those two indoors and out.They also have a kid there from Ontario(Mackay Wilson).With the coaches they have now,and the money to recruit top talent,UK will be one to watch. Peace Out.....Dr.Heartons
@mdpride Agreed.Last year was the first year for Keffri and Sean,and many coaches admit that the first year can be a tough adjustment for many runners,especially for Canadians headed for Div.1.But that first year is over for them now,and from what I am hearing,big changes in training are already happening.My belief is that we are going to see some great running from those two indoors and out.They also have a kid there from Ontario(Mackay Wilson).With the coaches they have now,and the money to recruit top talent,UK will be one to watch.

Peace Out.....Dr.Heartons

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