On The Line, Episode 10: St. Edward's U's Ryan Ponsonby

On episode 10 of MileSplit's On The Line podcast, Cory Mull chats with St. Edward's University's Ryan Ponsonby for a deeper conversation on his university's introduction of new men's and women's track and field programs in 2020. Check out what the former Nike coach and University of Texas miler had to say about his new foray into coaching at the Division II school, his thoughts on recruiting, and much more. 

Run of Show: 

  • Welcoming in Ryan Ponsonby to On The Line [0:00]
  • St. Edward's University sponsoring a men's and women's track teams [0:40]
  • First moves to building a new team in Division II [1:40]
  • Lessons from Ryan's first season in XC leading St. Edward's [3:00]
  • Finding the right athletes to build the right team culture [7:10]
  • Finding unconventional athletes during recruiting [10:30]
  • Coaching in Division II and the grand vision for St. Edward's [14:20]
  • Investment into infrastructure for St. Edward's track and field sites [18:10]
  • Austin's training climate and explaining the running community [21:00]
  • The season ahead for Ponsonby in XC [23:30]