Actually while I admire Dan and Boo equally, I would add Gary W. and Randy H. to the list.
But wouldnt want to be like any of them.
Still trying to be like my old HS coach. Went back 6 years after HS and coached with him.
The man was head coach at a public HS in Vermont with 400 kids gr 9-12, so approx 200 boys every year. There was baseball, tennis and golf in addition to track every spring.
We would get about 90 guys out for track!
Better still, out of those 90, maybe 5 or so were "studs" out of the other 85 we made the core of the team.
8 state titles in 9 years in VT D II, while going undefeated in duals and tri's with any given years D I (largest school) state champs.
The man is the only coach I have ever known that could recruit guys from the chess team rather than the football team and still crank out state meet scorers.
He was a Social Studies teacher and recently retired. The largest Sunday paper in the state did an editorial on him after he retired and a quote from it follows:
"…millions, perhaps billions have been spent seeking ways to improve our schools. The solution is simple: Find more