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Spring 2007


This is one of a set of interviews of three assistant coaches of La Salle's track and field team. The interviewer, Kevin Brightbill, was a student athlete and freshman in the Honors Program when he conducted the interviews as a class assignment for Honors 122. According to Brightbill, "these three coaches, closer in age and mentality to the students they instruct and aid than to the majority of La Salle faculty, help to mentor current athletes while simultaneously modeling the benefits, both physical and mental, of dedicatedly graduating college as a track and field athlete. Jenna Darcy, Bryan Skelly and Chris Franklin are the three assistants who make up the coaching staff of head coach Charles Torpey, whose 14th season at La Salle and 31st of his entire coaching career began in the fall of 2006. All three are former individual conference champions and each graduated from high school in 2000 from high schools in the greater Philadelphia area: Skelly from Washington Township High School and Darcy from Shawnee High School, both in New Jersey, and Franklin from Allentown, Pennsylvania's William Allen High School."

a_look_into_three_young_track_and_field_lives.pdf (3246 kB)
Essay for Interview

interview_questions.pdf (727 kB)
Questions for the Interview

Skelly.wma (17916 kB)
Audio Recording of Interview

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