6 - Cross Country Coaching with Eric Heintz



  • Head Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track Coach at Marist School
  • 20 years as a competitive runner and coach
  • Led Marist to 11 State Championships since 2008
  • Coached 9 individual state champions

We Go Into More Detail About

  • How not raising his hand made Eric a distance runner
  • Eric's transition from runner to coach
  • The benefits a coach offers
  • How Eric learned from legendary coach, Roy Benson
  • Heintz coaching style compared to Benson
  • Marist School's dominance in athletic competition
  • Eric's PR
  • Keeping running fresh and exciting
  • How Eric fought through a difficult cancer diagnosis
  • Importance of individualization and consistency
  • "Embracing the grind"
  • Brooks Running recognition of Eric

Links and Resources


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