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Words With a Wise Guy Episode #15: Drew Mahin, Cloud County Community College

Drew Mahin is in his 7th year at Cloud County, and has been part of some big success recently with their men’s team winning national titles in 2020 in both Outdoor Track and Field and Cross Country.  He gives us NCAA coaches a unique perspective as to what they are dealing with from the junior college level in this podcast.   (0:00) Intro. (1:13) Drew lays out the timeline for how the Coronavirus affected their team at the end of the indoor season. (5:00) Next he talks about how difficult it is for recruiting now, both for him as a coach and for athletes on the team. (9:03) Cloud has a big contingent of international athletes and they are trying to figure out the best path forward. (12:05) Drew reflects back on winning national titles and what it has meant to the program and community. (16:12) Both Drew and John talk about how being at a small school can force you to be creative and, ultimately, better as an athlete.