Leave Your Mark

Dan Pfaff on Navigating Personal and Professional Growth

August 09, 2022 Dan Pfaff Season 5 Episode 279
Leave Your Mark
Dan Pfaff on Navigating Personal and Professional Growth
Show Notes

This EP features a second visit from the legendary Dan Pfaff. Dan is widely regarded as one of the most successful athletics coaches in the history of the sport. During his NCAA coaching career, Dan coached 29 NCAA individual national champions and 150 All-Americans and was a lead staff member on teams that won 17 NCAA National Team Championships. He has coached 49 Olympians including nine medalists, 51 World Championship competitors (also nine medalists), and five world-record holders. He has directed athletes to 57 national records across a multitude of events. He is an internationally recognized presenter and publisher. For a number of years, he ran the United States Olympic training center until UK Athletics hired him to organize the coaching and training of UK athletes for the 2012 Olympic games. In this role, he was further responsible for coaching Long Jumper Greg Rutherford to Olympic Gold. After those games, he returned home to the US to serve as the Education Director and Lead Jumps Coach with the newly formed World Athletics Center now known as Altis. His love of teaching and educating found him deeply involved in their hallmark coaching mentorship program. We talked about personal and professional growth, and it was a fantastic chat. Enjoy!