Vin Lananna new AD at Oberlin College


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Vin Lananna new AD at Oberlin College

Postby Trackshark » Tue Jul 01, 2003 7:55 am

Former Stanford head coach Vin Lananna has accepted the Athletics Director position at Oberlin College, according to the Oberlin sports information department.

The complete release will be published at http://www.oberlin.edu and http://www.trackshark.com
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Re: Vin Lananna new AD at Oberlin College

Postby tafnut » Tue Jul 01, 2003 8:37 am

I'm dying to hear his rationale - bet it's 'family' related, which it never is. I'm still a big fan of his.
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Re: Vin Lananna new AD at Oberlin College

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 01, 2003 8:54 am

Gee, Garry Hill, guess it was more than a message board rumor after all...
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Re: Vin Lananna new AD at Oberlin College

Postby gh » Tue Jul 01, 2003 9:10 am

>Gee, Garry Hill, guess it was more than a message
>board rumor after all...>>

Where did i say it was only a rumor? I merely passed on an encounter between me and Vin and how (as I noted in the other thread) he reacted to the "news."
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Re: Vin Lananna new AD at Oberlin College

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 01, 2003 9:19 am

Oh, be honest Mr. Hill! You were insinuating that it was BS!
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Re: Vin Lananna new AD at Oberlin College

Postby tandfman » Tue Jul 01, 2003 10:15 am

>Oh, be honest Mr. Hill! You were insinuating that
it was BS!<

I don't think he was insuiating anything of the kind. I think he deliberately avoided any implication at all about the truth of the comment.
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Re: Vin Lananna new AD at Oberlin College

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 01, 2003 2:37 pm

I'd bet he took the job at Oberlin because it's the only college off of the "left coast" that's anywhere near as liberal as the Bay area. Or maybe it's because they still have more Big 10 mile titles than Ohio State.

Seriously, though, if he's looking for a no-pressure small-town job, he couldn't have done better. The football team is one of the least successful programs in D-III, and the alumni would rather see new academic facilties than a winning football team. And he's still within a short drive of two decent-sized cities (Cleveland and Columbus).
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Re: Vin Lananna new AD at Oberlin College

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 01, 2003 2:40 pm

"And he's still within a short drive of two decent-sized cities (Cleveland and Columbus)."

As opposed to two decent cities!
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Re: Vin Lananna new AD at Oberlin College

Postby Trackshark » Tue Jul 01, 2003 3:22 pm

Being originally from Cleveland -- I'll remember that one ;)

Anyways, Vin had this job locked up several weeks ago and visited the college back in April. He was also the top candidate for the position, so it was basically his at the time when he visited. I wish him well and hope he can adjust again to the cold weather in the winter.
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Re: Vin Lananna new AD at Oberlin College

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 01, 2003 5:28 pm

A headline idea:

LANANNA SPLIT
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Re: Vin Lananna new AD at Oberlin College

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 01, 2003 7:39 pm

>"And he's still within a short drive of two
>decent-sized cities (Cleveland and
>Columbus)."

As opposed to two decent cities!

Perhaps he wanted to be near a real track and field facility. I haven't seen one in California. If he goes to Columbus sometime he can see a real track stadium with such things as restroom facilities and real, reasonably priced concessions! It is also possible to see the outside lane on the home straight from the stands. Imagine that!
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Re: Vin Lananna new AD at Oberlin College

Postby gh » Tue Jul 01, 2003 8:32 pm

I gotta poach this one for all the 40-somethings on the board. This came from the Darkwing site:

<<USA Track & Field reported today that longtime Stanford track and cross country coach, Vin Lananna, would leave his job to take the post of Delta
Lodge Director of Athletics and professor of physical education at Oberlin College in Ohio.">>

Jim Gerweck of Running Times then responded:

<<I think this is all the result of a horrible misunderstanding. Lanana thought he was accepting the post of Delta HOUSE Director at Faber College,
replacing Dean Wormer.>>

road trip!!!!!!
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Re: Vin Lananna new AD at Oberlin College

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 01, 2003 9:38 pm

"thank you god"

(obscure reference to gh's post)
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Re: Vin Lananna new AD at Oberlin College

Postby Guest » Wed Jul 02, 2003 7:16 am

Seven years of college down the drain.
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Re: Vin Lananna new AD at Oberlin College

Postby Guest » Wed Jul 02, 2003 7:48 am

I predict Vin will be back as AD at Stanford within a couple of years!
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