I know there are a lot of good coaches that frequent this forum and my experiences last week as a new coach got me wondering . . . What is the craziest, non-track related thing that you guys have experienced while technically doing your job?
My story is this . . . For weeks, the throws coach and I at SEMO have been wanting some metal-framed plyo boxes but being that our budget is somewhat limited, we decided to MAKE them. Then we decided, we might as well make them ADJUSTABLE for varying heights while we are at it. After throwing around some ideas, we finally found a format we thought looked feasible and structurally sound. So all last week, instead of being in a track office, I was in a metal shop. The throws coach and I were cutting steel tubing and drilling holes in them for about 20 hours or so. I would show up to practice each day with metal chips in my hair and slight black glaze on my hands from the steel. Luckily, we found someone who could weld really cheap, otherwise we probably would have done that too! The boxes should be complete tomorrow and we will top them off by gluing on some mondo. I must say, when I applying for the graduate assistantship, it didn't specify that I needed to be able to do metal work. haha.
Anyone else got any good stories?