Tom's athletes and career

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        Todd Lane on #10262

        Kebba mentioned in an earlier post about Tom’s UCLA career.

        Dwight Stones and Willie Banks to name a few.

        What makes Tellez the best ever is his range of athletes coached- field and track both, all jumps and throws and all sprint athletes. Just incredible.

        How many athletes has he coached that have gone on to win medals at Olys
        Lets start a list—-

        Carl Lewis
        Joe DeLoach
        Dwight Stones
        Willie Banks- no medals- but world record
        Leroy Burrell- no individual medals, but relays and WRecord in 100.

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        Mike Young on #40523

        Mike Marsh

        ELITETRACK Founder

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        Kebba Tolbert on #40524

        Carol Lewis – American record LJ, Bronze medal WC LJ (3 or 4 Oly team – 80, 84, 88, 92)
        Mike Witherspoon (trials 100 winner in 1992… hurt in rounds in Barcelona)
        Sam Jefferson (NCAA Champ in early 90's)
        FLoyd Heard (19.85)
        Kirk Baptiste (1984 silver medal in 200)
        Frank Rutherford (bronze in Barcelona TJ)
        Michelle Collins (NCAA 200m champ)
        Jenny Adams (NCAA LJ/100H champ)
        Stanley Floyd (NCAA 100m champ)
        Mike Tully (18 foot vaulter at UCLA)
        James McAlister (27'0 at UCLA)
        Jerry Herndon (26'7 at UCLA)
        Clarence Taylor (54-11 TJ at UCLA)
        James Butts (54'7 TJ at UCLA)
        Milan Tiff (54'1 TJ at UCLA)
        Denny Rogers (53'7" TJ at UCLA)

        also had a few other 17+ PV ers UCLA.

        also if you look at the Univ. of Houston women's records and top 5 list… they're very solid for the time period that Tellez was there.

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        coachformerlyknownas on #40525

        Nothing to add.

        Just gotta jump in on a post that has all my buds and none of the riff-raff.

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        scarter on #40526

        You callin' me riff-raff? ummmmm….. wellllll……

        My dad can beat up your dad!

        –Smoot

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        scarter on #40527

        In all seriousness, here's a Mike Marsh video for you:

        https://photos.imageevent.com/scarter/mikemarsh/Marsh1973LegendaryRun.mpg

        Enjoy!

        Respectfully,
        –Smoot "Riff-Raff" Carter (Call me Raffy for short)

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        razorbackmiler on #40528

        did anyone else notice his time stopped at 19.73 when the WR was 19.72?

        he was easying up from over 10M out!!!

        what a bonehead mistake. most runners today have never heard of him and that would have put him in the record books nevermind all the extra money he would have made from being WR holder!!!

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        davan on #40529

        Too bad he didn't do that in a final or he would have run through. Hard to call it bonehead when he was saving for the finals.

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        Mike Young on #40530

        The same could be said for Carl Lewis. In fact, if he had run through the line at the 83 National Champs Mike Marsh might not have had a chance at the WR even if he had run through the line. Two cases where easing up at the line to preserve energy cost the athletes big time. Ultimately both ended up winning but running slower in the finals.

        ELITETRACK Founder

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        razorbackmiler on #40531

        ok, it not being a final makes it understandable.

        im not a sprinter so i dont really know, but wouldnt you be able to tell that you are running that fast? i know we are only talking a few tenths of a second here. can a sprinter tell how fast they ran within a few tenths or isnt it a complete mystery until they see the time?

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        davan on #40532

        A lot of times you will know that you are going fast, but not really how fast. Stories from Ato and Ben Johnson tell us that some elites can tell to the tenth how fast they are going, but I do not think this is typical for even the elites. I doubt even MJ knew he was running 19.32, but I'm sure he knew he was running "fast"

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        Mike Young on #40533

        The paradox is that when you're running really fast it often feels the easiest which can mislead an athlete to thinking they're not running as fast as they really are.

        ELITETRACK Founder

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        eroszag on #40534

        Is he still coaching?any resources (video, books) out of him?

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        track400 on #40535

        there is plenty of tellez resources out there, i'd search bookfinder.com.  you will come up with some good stuff and cheap too.

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        eroszag on #40536

        found only sport speed..not good stuff

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        mmangiacotti on #40537

        Tom is retired…  He lives on a ranch half way btw Houston and Dallas.  He just takes care of his horses.  He did say he would coach again if the athlete(s) wanted to train on a ranch…
        He admits the book Sports Speed is crap.  A bunch of guys just used his name and a few articles he wrote to give some validation to the book.  I have most of his lecture outlines and handouts if you are interested.
        Marc

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        glchief on #40538

        Marc – I'd be interested in some of that information.  Can you e-mail it?  jamacotu@charter.net

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        lumberjack on #40539

        I would also be interested in that stuff.  Please let me know how it could be had.
        gpsmith@shaw.ca

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        J Kilgore on #40540

        I would also like copies.  runfastturnleftwcu@yahoo.com

        Thanks!

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        mmangiacotti on #40541

        I don't mind sending copies through the mail.  Just send me your mailing address.  All of his handouts are done by word processor or drawn by hand.  No mass computer use, e-mail, etc… in his day. 

        Marc
        mmangiacotti@yahoo.com

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        Mike Young on #40542

        Marc-
        If you send me the documents I'll host them on ET. Perhaps you could scan those documents / notes written by hand….whatever you could give would be great.

        As a side note, Tellez coached the ARMY WCAP team for a couple years after he had retired from UH.

        ELITETRACK Founder

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        glitterman on #40543

        Marc,

        if you could email the Tellez info, i would very much appreciate it.

        check your emai inbox for my email address.

        thank you

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        mcginles on #40544

        If I could get a copy that would be great my email is

        sean0744@aol.com

        thanks

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        mmangiacotti on #40545

        Mike,

        If you e-mail me your contact info I would be happy to ship it off to you.  Sorry it took me so long to respond, but I have been working camps the past few weeks.

        Marc
        mmangiacotti@yahoo.com

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        vlam on #40546

        Marc,
        I also would like to receive the Tom Tellez documents.

        My email-address : jan.vlamings@gmx.net

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        Mike Young on #40547

        Marc sent me the articles in hard copy (THANKS!!) and I'm trying to find a way to scan and post them. Sit tight and I'll have them soon.

        ELITETRACK Founder

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        Daniel Andrews on #40548

        Did you find a way to scan them mike?

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        Nick Newman on #86496

        He coaches Tyrone Smith…(8.04 ljer)

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