Episode 012 Trusting the Process with Olympian and UM coach Kevin Sullivan

Kevin Sullivan is a three time Olympian representing Canada in 2000, 2004 and 2008.  He finished 5th in 1500m in 2000.  Kevin still holds the outdoor Canadian national records at 1500m, mile and 3000m.  He is currently the track coach at the University of Michigan.

On the podcast, we talk a little about training and the folks who influenced his coaching philosophy, but I spend a good deal of time talking about his transition to coaches and recommendations for people wanting to get into coaching at the collegiate level.  We also discuss recruiting and scholarships.  Kevin shares what he looks for and points out that time standards are published on the UM website so a kid knows what it is going to take to get to be a walk-on, partial scholarship or full ride.  With track limited to 12.6 grants-in-aid and having over 50 guys on the track team you can easily see that few full rides are going to be awarded.  Kevin discusses how other forms of aid can help.

Kevin is on twitter, snapchat, instagram at ksully330.

For more about Kevin, visit his bio.

If you are interested in the current time standards for UM, visit the recruiting page at the U of M athletics site.