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The Coaching Runners Podcast helps coaches hone their craft via in-depth interviews with elite coaches and accomplished athletes, as well as sports scientists and strength and conditioning coaches. Jay Johnson hosts the show. Links and notes from each episode can be found at

Dec 31, 2018

John is the only person to have coached two Footlocker Champions (Lukas Verzbicus and Dylan Jacobs). He’s also had tremendous success coaching 800m runners: 26 boys have run under 1:58 and 9 under 1:54 under his guidance.

This interview with John O’Malley was recorded in November of 2018, soon after a disappointing...

Dec 27, 2018

What a pleasure it was to interview my friend Chris Lear for the first episode of the Coaching Runners podcast.

Chris is known primarily as the author of Running with the Buffaloes and Sub-4.

Most people don't know that Chris broke 4:10 for the full mile as a high school athlete, and was an All-American, running...

Dec 27, 2018

Welcome to the Coaching Runners Podcast, hosted by Jay Johnson. 

The goal of the podcast is to help high school coaches broaden their knowledge of the craft of coaching and help them take their programs to the next level.

Jay interviews coaches at all levels of the sport, as well as athletes, sports scientists, and...