Just Athletics Interviews, Episode 54, Scott Christensen


Scott Christensen is one of the finest coaches in North America. A fine writer and clinician, Scott has helped fellow coaches become better coaches. Scott wrote for our first publication, American Athletics in the early 1990s and he has written for many fine publications and speaks at many fine coaches clinics across the US.

Scott Christensen .jpgScott Christensen, photo courtesy of Virtual National All Sports Coaches Clinic

I hope you enjoy this podcast from #JustAthletics, who interviewed this fine coach. Scott appreciates that coaching is both, art and science.

We are rocking 2021 so far with amazing guests. This week we bring on one of the best coaches in the country in Scott Christensen of Stillwater High School in Minnesota. Scott is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, where he majored in biology for for his undergrad and went on to study

Physiology and earn his master's degree at the University of Nebraska. Scott wears many hats in the running world. As a coach at Stillwater HS in Minnesota, his teams have won with 10 State team titles in track & field and cross country and have had many individual champs, including seven in the "almost a mile" race, the 1600m. His 1997 team was ranked number one in the Harrier's national rankings. He has had three of his athletes go on to become sub-four-minute milers.

He is also very involved in coaches education as one of the foremost instructors for USATF, USTFCCCA, and the IAAF. Scott has also served at the international level as a coach for TEAM USA for the 2003 Junior World Cross Country Champions and for the 2008 Senior team at the World Cross Country Championships. To continue stacking on to the many achievements, he is also a published author having written numerous articles, online training courses, and two books. He is one of the most sought out clinicians in the sports of cross country and track & field. Scott as an athlete was the captain of both his high school and college teams and has a lifetime PR of 2:30:24 in the marathon. We will have to have Scott back, as we just barely scratched the knowledge that this amazing coach has. Thanks so much Scott!

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