In today’s episode of the I’ll Have Another Podcast coaching series, we are joined by Diljeet Taylor!
Diljeet is the Head Women’s Cross Country Coach and Associate Director of Track and Field at BYU. She also recently started coaching an elite group called Taylor Made Elite. Diljeet has been at BYU since 2016 and they have had huge success under her leadership including a 2021 NCAA Cross Country National Championship. She also coached individual cross country national champion, Whittni Orton, who will be on this podcast soon! Diljeet also coached 5 other individual national champions including Courtney Wayment in the 5,000m, indoor 3,000m, and 3k steeple, Anna Camp-Bennett in the 1500m, and the DMR in 2021.
You’ll get to hear about her goals and dreams with BYU when she started this job. We also get to hear about her own choice to run in college and become a coach. She also shares about believing in her athletes and the value of that.
Thank you to V.O2 for sponsoring this series of the podcast! Go to VDotO2.com and use the code “Lindsey” for 20% off the Adaptive Trainer service. If you want to learn more about utilizing V.O2 for coaching, email me at Lindsey@sandyboyproductions.com.
What we talked about:
5:25- What training looked like today
6:10- Long winters and the snow
7:00- Taylor Made Elite
9:05- Creating a team culture and her coaching style
13:05- Goals when starting to coach at BYU
17:45- Winning the national cross country title
19:30- What makes her team successful
21:45- Working with athletes through disappointment
26:15- Managing an athletes progression
29:00- Walking with a woman through body changes
30:20- Her passion for coaching
31:30- Her own running and coaching trajectory
35:45- Following your dreams
37:20- Diljeet’s faith
38:35- “The dark place” in races and celebrating women in big moments
42:30- How various coaches had an impact on her career
46:15- The support that she feels from the entire athletic department
47:50- Infusing gratitude into her program
52:45- What’s next for Taylor Made Elite
54:15- End of podcast questions
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