Jun 29, 2011

Race Director

So Pam Loebig resigned after residing over 3 of most exciting additions of the Little 500! Unfortunately she came up short in one regard...she had just 3 different winners in the 3 years. So who is next up for the challenge of L5 Race Director? I understand interviews have been scheduled so anyone with insight as to who's in the running? Regardless of all the personal and organization skills needed, surely 'Thick skin' is at the top of the list of requirements!

25 comments:

Wes said...

What's it pay $75,000+?

Anonymous said...

closer to $30k.

Noah Webster said...

It's presiding, not residing.

Anonymous said...

Jon Purvis has it in the bag!

Wes said...

Jon would be a great candidate!

Anonymous said...

While it is hard to know who has applied, its at least interesting to gauge at who would make candidates. Listed here in no particular order.

Ren-Jay Shei - The Bloomington native has considerable experience and has grown up around the race. He understands the history of the event and its importance to riders and the university.

Adam Mercer - Held an ailing Phi Psi team together and showed his organizational discipline both on the track and in the classroom.

Issac Neff - Ran the IUCC for two years and was key to the continuation of the BKB program both as a rider and as a coach.

Matt Neibler - The former RC president built the Delt program from the ground up. A student of the sport he grasps the complexity and importance of the relationship between riders and IUSF.

Craig Luekens - The former RC president was the athletic and organizational driving force behind 2005 champion Dodds House team and was the first un-nominated rider to be elected to the HOF by his peers.

Clayton Feldman - held the cutters together following the departure of key talent in Sasha Land and Erik Hamilton and groomed HOF talent in Eric Young. He understands the gravity and responsibility of exemplary performance.

Todd said...

This is a really interesting list. To guess at such a list, I think you need to outline what the decision makers are looking for. Basically, do they think the race needs to be changed or do they want the status quo?

Once that's determined, look at the individuals.

Anonymous said...

There is no reason to believe that only riders applied for the job. Steering Committee members would probably do so to. Who is more desirable to IUSF and IUF, a former rider, or a former Steering Committee member with a trust fund.

Anonymous said...

Ren-Jay and/or Clayton? PLEASE tell me you're joking.

Tom said...

Clayton is in Colorado Springs working for Carmichael Training Systems.

Todd said...

Clayton is actually pretty good about seeing the big picture and organizing a long term plan. He might not be universally liked, but he's got some skills important to the job. However, see Tom's post.

Anonymous said...

Luekens was never even on Riders Council, much less the president. Awesome guy, but I don't see him moving back to Bloomington.

Neff charged ridiculous fees to ride IUCC to help pay for As, driving down participation from potential new racers.

Former riders do a better job than non-riders. There are certain things you just can't understand without riding.

When is the hiring process supposed to end?

Anonymous said...

17 first round interviews have been completed and those not moving forward have been told already.

Anonymous said...

that's dumb

Anonymous said...

jim kirkham should get it

Anonymous said...

race directors can't have twitches ... that's in the rule book somewhere right?

Chris said...

You're an anonymous piece of shit! July 5th!

Anonymous said...

So who's actually in the running? Anyone, anyone, Bueller?

Anonymous said...

On Friday IUSF only told those who did not make it to the second round of interviews. I think only IUSF and the remaining candidates know who is left.

Anonymous said...

Neibler should have run~!

Anonymous said...

rumor has it they already offered the job to tom s.

Tom said...

Nope, I din't even get to the second interview.

Anonymous said...

FRAT

Anonymous said...

hans will get it

Anonymous said...

FRAT