“But see, that’s a lesson that I’ve learned over the years that I try to convey with the athletes: You’re going to run into bumps in the road, you’re going to run into roadblocks as an athlete, but that’s also gonna teach you how to handle things in life down the road. It’s not going to be easy—life is going to be tougher than the sport of track and field. Big time. ‘But what you learn in track and field can help you through those tough moments in life?’ That’s right. That’s right.”
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This week we’re kicking it back to Episode 64 with Frank Gagliano, one of the greatest track coaches of all-time, which was recorded three years ago at his home in Rye, New York. Gagliano, who is now 85 years old, has coached at every level of the sport over the past 60 years—high school, college, and professionally—and he’s had great success at all of them. He’s coached 15 Olympians, 140 All-Americans, multiple national champions, and a world championships medalist. More importantly than that, however, the lessons he’s taught his athletes extend far beyond the track. He has a love for the sport, his family, his athletes, and his country that is unmatched. This is a conversation about coaching and life that had a profound impact on me—and I know it will do the same for you.
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