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Heather Woody, a 2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award Winner, coaches for the Iowa Speed Track and Field club. Woody and her coaching staff serve about 220 athletes, mostly residing in or near Iowa City, but some arriving from two hours’ driving distance. “Anybody can be a part of this,” she said. “We don’t care if they’re fast. We don’t care if they’re talented. We just want kids to do things that are healthy and positive."
Woody emphasizes the importance of giving her athletes everything she has every day no matter what. This is an expectation that every coach needs to have to himself or herself. She strongly believes that "if you want to lead, then you have to deliver." No matter how hard her day was or how tired she is, she understands that she is so fortunate to be in the position she is, and she owes it to her athletes to always bring it."