Q & A: Coach Doan speaks

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Earth Science teacher and Head Track & Field coach Lanny Doan is known for his eager attitude witty personality, and his ability to put a smile on anyone’s face. Whether he’s just standing outside of his room greeting people or cracking jokes in class, Coach Doan is a favorite teacher to many students.

Q: Has track changed since the first time you started coaching?

A: “Yes, track has changed. There is a lot more information now that we have ‘Mile Stat’.  There is also a lot more ‘trash talking’ on Twitter that has surfaced and runners get more praise since we have social media now.”

Q: What do you plan on doing when you retire?

A: “Sit on my deck and read my favorite comic books.”

Q: How did you get into coaching track?

A: “Well I ran track in high school and college. I went to the University of Utah and the University of Buffalo and when I started teaching I just decided, ‘Why not coach track too?’, so I have been coaching for 33 years now.”

Q: How did you get into teaching?

A: “I needed a job and there wasn’t a lot of other work available, but also because the working hours are pretty regular!”

Q: If you could choose another job other than teaching what would the job be?

A: “Exercise physiology.”


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