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