On a special day in gym class Rob DeFilippis was asked to run the often maligned freshman mile. When he breezed past all the other boys he began to realize that he might have some success as a runner. It’s no wonder that his passion for running has burned since that fateful day. That same [...]
In 8th grade, career aspirations for most boys run along the lines of doctor, lawyer or maybe teacher. If they’re different they might say rock star or stuntman. But if they’re really different and driven they might just be Kris Hartner. In 8th grade Hartner made a business card in his printing class for the [...]
Coach Joe Newton is known for more than just creating GREAT runners, he creates fine young men as well. Here’s a clip of Coach Joe Newton talking about his approach to teaching young men through basic human values.
Before heading out for the Bejing Olympics last year, legendary distance Coach Joe Vigil took time our of his busy schedule to watch The Long Green Line. He said this about it: “Everyone in America who loves distance running should see The Long Green Line. It is a fascinating document which vividley portrays the influence [...]
Cross-country: Doing it his way Joe Newton hasn’t changed much during the more than 50 years he’s spent coaching runners at York High School. He has 26 state titles, 41 state trophies and plenty of memories to show for it. -The Chicago Tribune The Chicago Tribune featured an amazing article about legendary Coach Joe Newton [...]
Here’s a repost – a fun one for Friday. We didn’t have any place in the film for this clip, it didn’t quite suit the tone, but we thought the internet would enjoy it. This takes place after York was challenged by New Trier’s cross country team a game of Ultimate Frisbee. New Trier said [...]
Here’s an oldie but a goodie, a great article about legendary Coach Joe Newton from October 11, 2006. It gives a good run down of Newton’s greatest accomplishments like these tidbits: – He has sent 130 athletes to colleges on either track or cross country scholarships. Thirteen of them were competing at colleges across the [...]
A few weeks back we posted an interview with former assistant coach from York High School, Charlie Kern, who was featured in The Long Green Line. Here’s the interview if you forgot: CHARLIE KERN WINS MASTERS We wanted to repost an amazing outtake from LGL. Charlie Kern, talks to the boys about the value of [...]
Just wanted to remind you of a great Newtonism. This is a repost but many of you probably haven’t seen this. ONE OF COACH NEWTON’S Yoda-like musings on stress.
If you haven’t explored all of the wonderful reviews of The Long Green Line scattered around the internet you might have missed out on this one. Coach Joe English out of Portland, OR (Managing Editor, Running Advice and News www.running-advice.com) sang its praises when he received the DVD to review at the end of last [...]