Mike Roden knows a thing or two about throwing events in track and field.

His sons were district champs and state placewinners.

Roden is now in his second season as throwing coach for Corry Area High School and he admits to this being a “coach’s dream come true,”

“I just wish I’d have learned more when my sons were throwing in high school and college,” he admits.

He’s impressed with the way CAHS coaches Andy Potocki and Andy Passinger are promoting the atmosphere and making track fun.

“These kids enjoy it, it’s nice to see kids smile,” said Roden of not only the Corry throwers but the runners and the jumpers.

“What I like most is that they are sponges, they want to learn more. They want to be the best they can be,” he stated.

See Saturday, May 12, 2012 issue of The Journal for complete story.

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