Justin Linzy | Assistant Coach | Cross Country / Track and Field | Muskingum University

Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?

Looking for a young person that is a quality individual, good student, passionate athlete, and a tenacious competitor. Every coach wants someone who will work hard but, what about a kid that enjoys the challenge of working hard. Understanding that you don’t HAVE to go to practice, but GET to go to practice. And be excited about the opportunity. Looking for a person who dislikes the thought of losing more than they enjoy the thought of winning.

 

Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?

No athlete has exceeded my expectations, because your job is to perform well when called to do so. I think expectations from a coach opens the door for failure. I think the athlete needs to focus on performing to the best of their ability and that’s it.