On The Line, Episode 9: Bronxville Coach Ian Clark

On Episode 9 of MileSplit's On The Line podcast, Cory Mull chats with Bronxville (NY) High School head boys track and field coach Ian Clark, who guided the Broncos to a national championships in the Sprint Medley Relay and a third-place finish in the Distance Medley Relay at New Balance Nationals Indoor. Clark talks about his team's transition to the outdoor season, his first few years in coaching, how he collaborates with assistants and what's ahead for his squad in 2019. 

"For me it's been incredible to watch them go out, do what they do every single week and really just appreciate being a part of what they're putting together." -- Ian Clark

Run of Show: 

  • Transitioning from indoor success to the outdoor season [1:03]
  • The raised expectations for the Bronxville boys following national success at NBNI [2:30]
  • Making sure athletes are keeping performances in perspective as you start to build [4:30]
  • Ian's background in running and how he got into coaching [7:00]
  • Ian's perspective in coaching, in transitioning from being an athlete to now coaching [10:10]
  • Listening to what athlete's are saying and physically how they respond to training [13:00]
  • Working with assistant coach Victor Palumbo to write and develop training [15:00]
  • Discussing the boys national indoor title [17:00]
  • The moments Ian will remember from New Balance Nationals Indoor [18:50]
  • Coming up next for the Bronxville boys [21:00]
  • Signing off [23:20]

"There's never a perfect race, but there's always sort of a perfect outcome when it works out the way you think it does."