Most Shocker fans will instantly recognize the name of Nikki Larch-Miller for her outstanding career at Wichita State where she was a multiple time All-American and conference champion. Now she has finished her first year as the jumps/multi coach at Eastern Illinois. (0:00) Intro. (0:58) Nikki talks about the topic of the day, which is how EIU heard about and is dealing with the Coronavirus. (6:55) Larch-Miller then describes her first year as a college coach and (9:50) why she decided to retire from track and field and pursue coaching full time. (15:50) She talks about how Wichita State has influenced her current coaching style and (18:35) finally what her best memories were as a Shocker.
Brad Hunt is the current head cross country and distance coach at Princeton University. Brad was a teammate of mine at Kent State before starting his coaching career with the Golden Flashes. He then made stops at Virginia and Wake Forest before settling in at Princeton in 2016. Brad is an awesome guy and you’ll be able to tell from this podcast why he’s been so successful! (0:00) Intro. (1:21) We talk about how Princeton and the Ivy League were the first ones to make the decision to stop competing at the outset of the Coronavirus situation. (8:22) Then we chat about how Princeton is currently dealing with coaching and helping athletes at this confusing time. (13:45) We go into a fun conversation about our days at Kent State and how it helped make us who we are today. (24:00) Finally we end with talking about Brad’s incredible running streak.