September 10, 2010
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, IN – In an effort to give back to the community the Indiana Tech Cross Country team organized a cleanup of a downtown portion of the local Rivergreenway. Though he acknowledges that the event was valuable to the environment, new Head Cross Country Coach Josh Wolfe says that it mean so much more.
“For us, this was about creating a new image for our program. We want our kids to understand that before we can be respected in the running community we have to be respected in our own community. We know it’s going to be a long process but our kids are committed to being valuable members of the community, both while here at Tech as well as when they leave.”
Wolfe is referring to an image that has suffered a lot in the past 18 months, seeing two coaching changes and a dip in performance after the program initially burst onto the national scene after placing both the men’s and women’s teams at the NAIA national meet in 2008 in just their second year of existence. But Wolfe is confident that he has the recipe to regain that previous success.
“You start with great kids, add a legitimate training program, and then the coach just has to match the athlete’s commitment level. And right now, we have a fantastic group of student-athletes who are working hard in the classroom and training at a very high level.”
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