HOBOKEN, N.J. (November 10, 2020) – It is time for the subsequent installment of “Meet The Duck Tuesday.” This week, we caught up with Head Males’s and Girls’s Monitor & Area and Cross County coach, Lance Harden.
Heading into his third season on Citadel Level, Harden has already piloted the Geese to 3 convention championships with a complete of 40 particular person or relay convention championships. A four-time coach of the yr between the Empire eight and Center Atlantic Conferences, the Apex, North Carolina native has additionally helped the Geese to regional success, with 5 All-Atlantic Area champions and 20 All-Area honorees.
Underneath Harden and his workers’s tutelage, the Geese have totaled 12 NCAA qualifiers and 7 All-People, together with graduate pupil Gina Dello Russo, who earned two United States Monitor and Area and Cross Coaches Affiliation All-America honors on the 2020 Division III Indoor Championships to deliver her profession whole to 10.
Previous to arriving in Hoboken, Harden spent 4 seasons at Emory College the place he managed all points of the boys’s distance program, together with coaching, recruiting and administration. Underneath Harden’s watch, Emory Cross Nation reached the NCAA Championship in 4 straight seasons, whereas successful a pair of South/Southeast Regional titles. With Harden in tow, Emory set 10 college data, had 4 College Athletic Affiliation (UAA) particular person champions, six NCAA Monitor Championship qualifiers and three All-People.
Previous to his time in Atlanta, Harden spent three seasons as an assistant with Williams School, the place he was charged with organizing coaching for the Ephs’ student-athlete contingent of greater than 80 rivals. He had his first skilled teaching alternative at his alma mater, Davidson School, the place he spent one season as a volunteer assistant coach, serving in a mentorship position for student-athletes to debate race technique, damage upkeep and psychological preparation.
As an undergraduate, Harden helped information the Wildcats to their first NCAA Division I Southeast Regional rating and this system’s finest crew finishes at convention and regional meets. He was the Southern Convention’s Outside Monitor & Area 10,000-meter champion and was an eight-time All-Southern Convention honoree, accumulating two all-conference nods in cross nation and three every in indoor and outside observe & discipline.
Moreover, Harden set college data in 8K Cross Nation, 3,000 and 5,000-meter runs in indoor observe and was part of a record-setting four x 1,500-meter relay crew in outside observe.
Harden graduated from Davidson in 2009 with a bachelor’s in philosophy.
- First yr at Stevens: 2018
- Favourite factor about working at Stevens: The view! How serene it’s on campus regardless of being in the course of Hoboken and gazing Manhattan. The persons are fairly nice, too.
- Finest student-athlete at Stevens throughout your time right here: Gina Dello Russo
- Proudest second throughout your time at Stevens: Each convention observe & discipline meet since I have been right here has been exhilarating and fulfilling. Seeing the boys’s and ladies’s observe & discipline groups sweep the indoor & outside Empire eight titles in 2019, which have been the first-ever convention titles for the boys. This yr, having the boys come again from a big deficit on the ultimate day to win the MAC title in our first yr there.
- A enjoyable reality about you that most individuals have no idea: I am named after Lance Alworth, the Corridor of Fame large receiver for the San Diego Chargers.
- What’s the most fascinating reality about you? I grew up in a ranger home in a state park.
- What accomplishment are you most pleased with? Successful the “Train, Sleep, Diet & Humor” award on the NC Faculty of Science & Arithmetic. In seriousness, graduating from NCSSM and Davidson School.
- First job: Gopher at Environmental Technical Group and Enthalpy Analytical
- 5 favourite songs: “Bought to Give It Up,” by Marvin Gaye; “Get Up Offa That Factor,” by James Brown; “Alaska,” by Maggie Rogers; “Tracks of My Tears,” by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles; “(I Cannot Get No) Satisfaction,” by The Rolling Stones (I want the Otis Redding model)
- First live performance: Bob Dylan; it was horrible, he by no means checked out nor acknowledged the gang
- Favourite entertainer: Dave Chappelle or Muhammad Ali
- Favourite film or tv present: The Wire
- Favourite e book: The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
- Favourite meals: Pasta
- Favourite snack: Something with chocolate
- Favourite radio station: WNCW 88.7 Spindale, “Your eclectic music station, broadcasting dwell from Isothermal Neighborhood School.”
- Favourite quantity and why: 18
- Favourite school or skilled sports activities crew: Davidson Wildcats basketball
- Favourite place on campus: Babbio Patio
- Favourite pizza place in Hoboken: Mario’s
- What is the one meals you would by no means deliver your self to eat? Olives
- Who would play you in a film? Most have mentioned Kevin Bacon, others have mentioned Channing Tatum (I do not see it) or Matt Damon (positively for teenage years).
- What did you wish to be once you have been a baby? Educated
- Who was/is your mentor: My dad
- Favourite quote: “Esse quam videri” (to be slightly than to appear), State motto of North Carolina
- Favourite household custom: Going to Goldhead State Park for Thanksgiving
- Favourite board sport: Trivial Pursuit
- Utilizing one phrase, how would you describe your loved ones? Exterior
- How do you spend an off day? Operating new trails and watching the NFL
- Favourite instructor and why? Paul Studtmann (Davidson) as a result of he admitted that nobody actually understands Sartre, so we would determine it out collectively.
- What’s one thing standard that annoys you? Reliance on smartphones, social media
- Favourite place to journey to: North Carolina (year-round) & New England in summertime
- Finest recommendation you ever obtained: Basically, different persons are doing one of the best that they will.
- In case you may have any superpower, what would you select and why? Teleportation to spend extra time doing and fewer time getting there
- Who can be at your excellent ‘Desk for 4’? Jesus of Nazareth, Siddhartha Gautama, Muhammad, Confucius
- What’s your most prized possession? Good well being
- Who’s your oldest buddy? The place did you meet? Eliza, Mrs. Heuer’s first grade class
- Who’s your hero? Why? My mother. She raised two children and all the time put us first whereas working full-time as one of many first feminine park rangers and superintendents in North Carolina.
- Canine or cat? Canine
- In or out? Out
- Scorching or chilly? Scorching
- Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla
- Introvert or extrovert? Each
- Espresso or Tea? Espresso
- Pancakes or waffles? Pancakes
- Cardio or weights? Operating
- Bacon or Sausage? Sausage
- Dawn or sundown? Dawn
- Cake or Pie? Cake
- On-line purchasing or purchasing in a retailer? Neither
- Breakfast, lunch or dinner? By no means missed a meal in my life
- Seaside or pool? Mountain lake
- Pen or Pencil? Pen
- Driver or passenger? Driver
- Glass half empty or half full? Half full
- Card sport or board sport? Sheepshead (card sport)
- Ninjas or Pirates? Pirates
- Fruits or greens? Fruits
- Would you slightly be wealthy or well-known? Neither
- Library or museums? Museums
- Summer season or Winter? Summer season
- Hamburgers or sizzling canine? Cheeseburgers
- Who would win in a combat? Superman or Batman? Batman
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