John was my coach in college and I still consider him to be my coach to this day. I am lucky enough to be able to see him on a weekly basis as my work takes me up that way. For twenty years on Tuesdays I have been running from Kolf and spend a few minutes chatting with him. He has been a huge factor in what I have been able to accomplish. I hope to stay in touch with him as he will not be in his corner office after Jan. 1. He called a bunch of his alumni a few weeks ago to let us know there would be an announcement. He will be the meet director for the D3 X-country meet held at UW-O next year. He is a great person as well as a great coach.