A year ago, Vince DeGrado sat in the hotel while his Allen Community College cross country team searched for success at the NJCAA Region 6/Jayhawk East Conference Championships.
All season long, DeGrado had been unable to provide his runners with the necessary coaching and motivation during competitions due to a suspension he earned in the 2018 indoor track season.
Imagine going to parent day, and youre the only kid there without a parent, DeGrado said. How would you feel if you were a kid? Your confidence would be down. That is exactly what my kids were dealing with last season.