The goal of this site is to get questions answered, runners motivated, and knowledge shared. That’s why I am not doing this alone! I am bringing in a few experts to provide their own advice, tips and overall expertise. They will also be responsible for checking over my blogs to make sure everything is legit and factual! I am proud to introduce a few of my closest friends who know more about their respective areas than I could ever dream! (Feel free to post questions directly to them as well…)
Current Cross Country and Track Coach at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, FL. Took over for Rick Rothman for the 2014 Cross Country season coaching boys and girls. Doug has coached many athletes privately over the past few decades. He is a former Division I athlete himself, competing primarily in the 800 meters at the University of Florida. He was named the South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Coach of the Year for Cross Country Boys for 2014.
For his full-time job, Doug is Co-Managing Partner of Palmer Kent Associates in Boca Raton. Doug has been the driving force in developing one of the most effective and innovative legal recruiting firms in the world. Doug places attorneys at all levels at prominent law firms, financial institutions and corporations throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Doug has successfully worked with legal professionals in a broad range of practice areas, including corporate, bankruptcy, litigation, intellectual property and real estate.
When not recruiting or coaching, Doug enjoys spending time with his family, watching Florida Gator sports and participating in endurance sports including marathons, trail running races, adventure racing and off road cycling.
Former Cross Country and Track Coach at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, FL. Currently volunteer coach at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton. Coach Rick Rothman has coached for a total of 36 years. His teams have won 133 major championships, including Seven State Championships, and finished runner-up in 42 other major championships. He has a compiled record of 7071-1893 for a 78.89% winning percentage (this is teams beat versus teams that beat us, in large meet competition) (the girls team record is 6930-1876 for an 82.8% winning percentage)and has 279 meet wins. His record includes 7 State Titles in Girls Cross Country; two runner-up in girls and boys Cross Country; 12 Region titles, and 25 District titles. His athletes have received 966 Post -season honors in Cross Country, through the 2009 season. He has been selected Coach-of-the-Year 104 times, including State Girls Cross Country Coach-of-the-Year in 1999 2002, and 2003. Coach Rothman was the FACA State Cross Country chairman-1997-2005, as well as being the organizer of the FACA All-Star Cross Country meet, and the Cross Country All-State award coordinator.
He has served as district chairman in Cross Country and Track, and been on the FHSAA advisory committee for Cross Country and Track. He is USA Track and Field Level One, Level Two, and Level One Instructor certified, as well as a former National Track and Field official. He is also been elected USA Track and Field-Florida association-South Vice President-serving 1998-2002, and was the head of Cross Country for USATF-Florida.He has served on the processing staff of the 1991 Pan-Am team, the 1992 Summer Olympic Team, and the 1996 Summer Olympic Team, and was named US Men’s team Coach for the International Ekiden in Chiba, Japan in November 2000. He also was the Head Coach for the United States Junior Track-and-Field teams for the 2008 Maccabi Games in Israel. He was the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Chairman for Cross Country, and was inducted into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall-of-Fame and the FACA Hall-of-Fame, as well as the FHSAA and Florida Track and Field Hall-of-Fames. He has an A.A degree from Miami -Dade Junior College-South Campus and a B.S. degree in Biology from Florida State University, and has taught Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology. He retired in 2011 from teaching at Spanish River High School after 32 years; he retired from coaching after the 2013 Cross Country season at Spanish River.
Dr. David Rudnick
Chiropractor and Owner, Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation Institute in Boynton Beach, FL. Dr. David Rudnick, D.C., received his Chiropractic degree as a 2007 graduate of the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois. During undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida he graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science. Other postdoctoral education and training to date includes various courses in evidence based nutrition, biomechanics, functional rehabilitation and manual medicine. Dr. Rudnick is certified as a PGA and LPGA accredited Golf Fitness Instructor Titleist Performance Institute. He is certified in Manipulation Under Anesthesia for chronic pain conditions (ie: chronic neck and back pain, headaches, joint problems-conditions caused by long-term disabilities, accidents, and injuries that have not been responsive to conventional treatment). Dr. Rudnick’s personal interest includes exercise and fitness, golf, boating and antique car collection/restoration. A continued willingness to learn through higher education and patient experience allows Dr. Rudnick to apply a high level of professional skill in everyday practice. Learn more at www.DrDavidRudnick.com.