Gaincast Episode 157: Find the right fit (with John Baumann)

Supporting a track and field team might sound like a simple enough, but when you look a bit closer you see it can often mean helping 100 athletes competing in vastly different sports. John Baumann knows the sport inside and out, having helped develop NCAA champions as both a technical coach and strength coach. He joins this week’s GAINcast to talk about his work as the head strength and conditioning coach for the University of Kansas track and field team, how he learned from his background as a throws coach, and finding the right program for athletes from varied backgrounds and diverse events.

Listen Now

Notes and quotes

Baumann is in his fourth year as head strength and conditioning coach for the University of Kansas track and field team. Previously he spent a decade as the throwing coach at Oklahoma State University and had multiple stints as a field events coach at the University of Illinois. As thrower at Doane College, he was also a 10-time All-American and inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame.

Background and coaching in the NCAA
Planning and progressions

To hear more about these topics you can listen to the full episode above. If you like what you hear on the GAINcast, don’t forget to give us a review and subscribe on iTunes.

Further reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic: