Two-time state champ Michael Mooney is one of many athletes Greg Weich has coached over the years.
Broomfield coach Greg Weich has been around the Colorado high school cross country and track scene for quite a while. When looking back at the very long list of athletes he's coached, it's clear he's got a method, and it works.
He's coached national-caliber athletes like Brent Vaughn, Ryan Deak, Katelyn Kaltenbach, Megan Kaltenbach, Morgan Schulz, and Keara Sammons at Smokey Hill. Five were Footlocker National finalists, and Katelyn Kaltenbach went to Footlocker all four years of high school, winning the national title in 2003.
More recently, he's elevated the program at Broomfield, coaching Ethan Gonzales, and the sibling duo of Michael Mooney and Madison Mooney.
Weich has taken three teams to Nike Cross Nationals (NXN), which includes a runner-up finish in 2004 with Smokey Hill, and two top-ten finishes with Broomfield in 2016, and 2017.
He's arguably coached more national-caliber athletes than any other coach in Colorado, which is why he seemed the perfect fit for the first edition of Tips From The Top. In this new series we'll share tips from the best coaches and athletes from across the state.
Coach Weich's Top Three tips:
1. Run purposeful miles in the off-season. Purposeful means that you know why you are doing it, and that you have realistic and clear objectives on a daily basis.
2. Get to know your teammates. The people you will meet in running can often wind up being your closest, most loyal friends in life. Take a few minutes after practice, eat donuts, and talk to people on your team!
3. SLAY THE DRAGON - my old high school coach taught me this! Overcome your perceived obstacles and weaknesses. Work hard to improve some aspect of your running you deem to be a soft area that needs to be strengthened.