The City Division's cross-country forecasts will take place on Saturday at Pierce College, and one of the best coaches in the City, Jun Reichl from El Camino Real, it is no longer with the Conquistadores.
One week before the school started in August, Reichl walked from his teaching and job coaching to return to school to do a PhD in neuroscience.
The former runner at Royal High and UCLA was employed in 2014, aged 24, as a science teacher at El Camino Real. He was a terrestrial and track coach, and history is the rest. In 2017, it helped Justin Hazell be the first runner of the boys of the City Division to win the country-country title of the Department of State I.
Strict decision was meant to go away from teaching and training to go back to college, Reichl said.
“It is a door that kept me open,” he said. “I want to see where it takes me.”
He decided that he was now or never.
“I still love training,” he said.
He can always return to training, but now he wants to explore the neuroscience.
Vinnie Brascia, who was a coach at Eagle Rock, has taken El El Camino Real. Like Reichl, he is young and enthusiastic.
But don't forget: The City Department has lost a great coach and teacher. Who knows him? Reichl may take from being an excellent coach to doing something excellent in neuroscience.