Keeping Track: Success in Track and Field

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Productivity Publications, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 160 pages
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Smith, the man veteran Notre Dame Head Track Coach Joe Piane calls The Gentleman Coach, shares his insights into how to succeed at track and field and cross country as an athlete and as a coach.

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Bob Smith ran track for Central High School, then went to the University of Notre Dame. While at Notre Dame, he won four monograms in track and was named Notre Dame All-American in 1948. He is a Monogram Club member. His senior year, he served as team captain, the first South Bend resident ever elected. Bob was head track and cross country coach at Riley High School in South Bend before serving as assistant track coach at Notre Dame for 16 years. In 1995 he was inducted into the Riley Athletic Hall of Fame as a coach. Bob served as assistant track coach at Notre Dame from 1958 to 1974.

Joe Piane has been head track coach at the University of Notre Dame for over 30 years. He has won countless honors including: 1987 & 2001 NCAA Division I National Cross Country Coach of the Year, 2001, 2004 BIG EAST Men's Cross Country Staff of the Year 2003, 2005 BIG EAST Men's Indoor Track Championship Staff of the Year 1999, 2000, 2003 BIG EAST Men's Outdoor Track Championship Staff of the Year 2002 BIG EAST Women's Indoor Track Championship Staff of the Year. He is the Five-time District IV Cross Country Coach of the Year, Six-time Midwestern Collegiate Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year , and Six-time Midwestern Collegiate Conference Track Coach of the Year. He has been inducted into the Coaches Hall of Fame Above his many honors is the respect he has earned from his peers and the athletes whose lives he has helped to change through his coaching.

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