Wes Dodson is the girls track and field head coach and girls cross country head coach at Center Grove High School.
He has taught pre-calculus and math at Center Grove for 12 years, is in his second season as track head coach and is in his 10th season as cross country head coach.
Sports editor Rick Morwick recently asked Dodson the following questions:
How did you get interested in running?
When I was around 8 years old, my dad used to take me to races on Saturdays, and I normally did pretty well in my age division.
Did you compete in track and field/cross country in high school or college?
I ran cross country and track for North Central High School. I went to Indiana University but did not run for the team.
Which is tougher to coach, cross country or track?
I would say coaching track is a little bit more difficult because there are so many events and so much more paperwork.
What sports to you enjoy besides the two you coach?
I really enjoy watching baseball and college basketball. My favorite teams are the Cleveland Indians and the Indiana Hoosiers.