Malone cross country coach to talk about preparing to coach Olympic team

Malone University and the Canton Marathon are collaborating to present An Evening with Coach Jack Hazen on May 23 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Johnson Center main auditorium, located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The event is free and open to the public.

Hazen, renown for never having lost a conference title in a consecutive 45 years as Malone’s cross country coach, will coach the long distance runners in the Games of the XXX Olympiad as a member of the Team USA Track and Field coaching staff. Hazen has recently returned from the West Coast, where he met with some of the world’s best runners in preparation for the summer games, scheduled to take place in London July 27- Aug. 12.

ANOTHER LOOK AT HEAD INJURIES – I like the hard-hitting nature of the NFL as much as anyone else, but the recent death of Junior Seau and others are causing me to take another look at this.

Here is a great story from Yahoo about the recent trend.

THIS HAS TO STOP – Last week’s story about a Ohio State recruit leaving the school due to being contacted at school events by a registered sex offender. Ohio State needs to address this quickly, before more harm comes to the school.

CAPTAIN JACK – I love how Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson is taking a leadership role with Team USA in the World Championships. He’s my vote for captain next year for the Blue Jackets when Rick Nash is traded.

Here’s a recent article about where Nash could end up.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Monday’s View From The Pugh column features sports news and commentary. E-mail to submit an item for consideration for a future column).


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