‘Keep Yourself in Check’. A Conversation with Mitchell Thornton
What is it like to coach the cross country / track and field program at an NCAA Division 1 college? How does a coach guide multiple high-level athletes, all with different training backgrounds, goals, and notions of what they would like to accomplish? Mitchell Thornton navigates this landscape with authority and pragmatism. Sifting through much experience, and employing the powers of observation and intellect, Mitchell is an insightful coach, mentor and role model for those he instructs. This is also a story of Mitchell’s journey and how helping others find their way is helping him home in on his own career trajectory. This is a practical episode filled with logical advice from someone who knows what works.