Tyler finalist for top track coach

Saturday, January 21, 2017
Cloverdale track and field head coach Andy Tyler goes over some course instructions with Chad Stevens during cross country season. Tyler is one of eight nominees for the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country “Coach of the Year.”
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Cloverdale High School track and cross country coach Andy Tyler is one of eight nominees for the 2016 Indiana Boys Track and Field Coach of the Year award given by the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches.

All nominees will be recognized at the IATCCC Annual Meeting on Feb. 3, and the winner will be announced at that time.

Last spring, Tyler coached two athletes — senior middle distance runner Nick Blundell and sophomore hurdler Tyler Kaeff — to berths in the state finals.

Blundell finished the best between the pair, placing 13th in the 800-meter run after entering the event seeded last among the regional qualifiers.

The annual meeting is at the Sheraton Hotel at Keystone at the Crossing in Indianapolis as part of the IATCCC Track Clinic.

Other track and field nominees in Class AA (schools with enrollments of between 405 and 813 students) are Lisa Gausman of Batesville, Brent Kunkel of Bluffton, Karl Knerr of Brebeuf Jesuit, Steve Foulds of Hanover Central, Bill Niederhaus of Princeton, Scott Stalbaum of Rochester and Lane Custer of West Lafayette.

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  • He's overrated

    -- Posted by Tivvy_Hagymasi on Tue, Jan 24, 2017, at 8:18 AM
  • He lives vicariously through himself.

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    Cuba imports cigars from him.

    Mosquitos refuse to bite him purely out of respect.

    In museums, he is allowed to touch the art.

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    He has won the lifetime achievement award, twice.

    If he were to punch you in the face, you would have to fight off the urge to thank him.

    He bowls...overhand.

    He is fluent in all languages, including three that he only speaks.

    He tips an astonishing 100%.

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    His passport requires no photograph.

    His mother has a tattoo that reads, "son".

    When he drives a new car off the lot, it increases in value.

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    In order to experience rejection, he once asked a woman to reject his advances, but she refused.

    His words carry such weight that they would break a lesser man's jaw.

    He is allowed to talk about fight club.

    Eskimos have seven different words to describe my beard.

    He is the only person to ever ace a Rorschach test.

    A bird in his hand is worth three in the bush.

    He is... Coach Tyler

    -- Posted by your mom on Thu, Jul 30, 2020, at 9:26 PM
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