Meet the Legend: John McDonnell

The Most Successful Coach in NCAA History.
– Exclusive, one-day only signing of new book in Little Rock
– Buy the book. Meet the man. Get the Autograph.
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 * Noon – 4pm  * Go! Running
 
John Autograph
 John McDonnell: 
The Most Successful Coach in NCAA History.
“Buy the Book.  Meet the Man.”
Only… at Go! Running.
Little Rock, AR (March 18, 2013)–  On Saturday, March 23rd, join Go! Running in welcoming John McDonnell, the Legendary University of Arkansas Track and Cross-Country Coach.  Just released this month, his biography tells the story of McDonnell’s life and legacy, from his childhood growing up on a farm in 1940s County Mayo, Ireland, to his own running career, to the beginnings of his life as a coach and to all the great athletes he mentored along the way.
 
Book Overview
When John McDonnell began his coaching career at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, he could hardly have imagined that he would become the most successful coach in the history of American collegiate athletics. But, in thirty-six years at the university, he amassed a staggering résumé of accomplishments, including forty national championships (eleven cross country, nineteen indoor track, and ten outdoor track), the most by any coach in any sport in NCAA history. His teams at Arkansas won the triple crown (a championship in cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track in a single school year) a record five times.
 
The Historic Winning Records
The Razorbacks also won eighty-three conference championships (thirty-eight in the Southwest Conference and forty-six in the Southeastern Conference), including thirty-four consecutive conference championships in cross country from 1974 to 2008. McDonnell coached 185 All-Americans, fifty-four individual national champions, and twenty-three Olympians. And from 1984 to 1995, his Razorback teams won twelve consecutive NCAA Indoor Track Championships, the longest streak of national titles by any school in any sport in NCAA history.
 
“We’re thrilled to have John join us at Go! Running,” said Gary Taylor, owner Go! Running, and former razorback track standout. “He’s an amazing coach, mentor, leader. Part of John’s beliefs live on every day at Go! Running.”  MEET the man behind the unparalleled success, and take the book home to relive.
 
 Hear from John and his legacy.      
“A fascinating inside look at the life and career of John McDonnell, 
the greatest NCAA coach ever — in any sport.”   
–Alberto Salazar, three-time winner of the New York Marathon
 Let’s give John a real RAZORBACK WELCOME.   Little Rock Style.

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