Nathan Means

Searcy, AR

About Me



Moved to Arkansas!

2013 was my seventh and final season as Mount Dora Bible's head XC coach.

2008-2010 Head Coach Track & Field
2003-2007, 2011-2014 Assistant Coach Track & Field

2008 Class 1A Boys Cross Country 12th Place
2009 Class 1A Boys Cross Country 8th Place
2010 Class 1A Boys Cross Country 8th Place
2010 Class 1A Girls Cross Country 18th Place
2011 Class 1A Boys Cross Country 7th Place
2012 Class 1A Boys Cross Country 9th Place

2008, 2009, 2010 Class 1A Boys Track & Field District 7 Champions.
2008, 2009, 2010 Class 1A Boys Track & Field Region 2 Champions.
2009 Class 1A Boys Track & Field State Champions.

Currently programming for Aromatique, Inc. in Heber Springs, AR.

BS in Computer Science, Harding University, 1996
Mount Dora Bible Class of 1992.

Ran cross country and track for MDB from '86 to '92. Alternate for '89 XC 1A State Championship team. Ran in '90 and '91 XC State Meets and '91 and '92 Track State Meets (300m IH).

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
6 years ago Article Comment - A different perspective - eyes wide open - Raposa
I don't really believe any public school system can know better than any parent what's best for t...
6 years ago Qualifying standards NOW!
I'll throw out what they do here in Arkansas, which I like. First, they have conferences, anal...
6 years ago Top times/marks for 4th Place finishers at Regions
Ah, my mistake, though. You're talking 4th place finishers. Gotchya.
6 years ago Top times/marks for 4th Place finishers at Regions
Did you only look at 3A and 4A? 1A Region 2 had two girls at 119' and 115' 2" in discus. From...
6 years ago Article Comment - A different perspective - eyes wide open - Raposa
I won a state championship in track with talent that had been at the school since early elementar...
6 years ago Virtual Meets not accurate
@TGrasley I'm assuming results, PRs, and class/region/district assignments are kept in a reasonab...
6 years ago Time vs. Place @ Districts
@jdpsu Eh, he's doing alright now, though. ;-)
6 years ago Time vs. Place @ Districts
I always tried to teach my kids my overall strategy. There's a time and a place for time and pla...
6 years ago Coaches, please, no more....
[quote=LSFRED]and no more "the glass is half empty". There is no half of empty. Empty means nothi...
6 years ago I'm out of here...
Jason, I'll miss running into "The Other Coach Means"! Good luck with everything you do. I'm now...
7 years ago FHSAA Advisory Meeting
@Halfmiletiming Data? They don't look at data. That would lead to reasonable conclusions. Heck...
7 years ago middle school leader board
You need to be running DB2 under AIX, Jason... Not only do mainframes still run the world, they ...
7 years ago FLR Invitational 15 - Schedule/Entry Changes
@jason Thank goodness I practically minored in math... :-S
7 years ago What is the measure of success of a high school distance coach?
@JerkPitMaster "Elite" athletes are a combination of too many factors outside the control of the ...
7 years ago Article Comment: 1A Region 2
@plyoman I understand your pain, but just be thankful you're not in Region 1, regardless of where...
7 years ago Four Running Events?
@lrak I imagine you'll have a lot of sprinters doing that quad.
7 years ago State meet CC Monday Nov 17th
[quote=CoachHoward]@Gooch7 The football schedule does affect it next year. That's the problem and...
7 years ago Four Running Events?
@deanheadley Mostly, this will help out small schools. More realistically I could see 4x8, 16, 8...
7 years ago FHSAA Preferred Timer Lists-FACA Meeting
@Halfmiletiming Ah! Mandatory testing! Yes, nice that a vendor is working that out with the go...
7 years ago Florida Runners entered in Foot Locker?
@phb1 There are some cool brother/sister pairs in there! :-]
7 years ago A New List!
@gator If he was that fast and had that much endurance, the 300's would have been easy to qualify.
7 years ago A New List!
@warrehouse I can only imagine that the list would contain fewer than six names. Like, maybe onl...
7 years ago Reasons for/against having a cut for your track team
@deanheadley I've never had to cut anyone. Almost cut a kid because of his attitude so I spoke w...
7 years ago Cross Country Advisory Committee - Coaches, any topics you want addressed?
@Stevefarn That won't shift the classifications too terribly much - for one thing, the averages w...
7 years ago Peaking/Tapering for State Meet--- then 3 weeks to Footlocker/Nike
@BConvey I would tend to agree with you on that strategy. The killer for us was our meet schedul...
7 years ago Article Comment: What Is The Best Way To Breathe While Running
@nofinishingkick I usually go 4:4 on a slow run and 3:3 on faster runs. When I'm really moving (...
7 years ago Cross Country Finals Prediction Contest... ENTER NOW!
1A Individual Boys: 1) Troy Clark, 2) Trevor Kattenberg, 3) Joseph Janson Girls: 1) Grace Casag...
7 years ago State Meet-Best races?
@KBrnnr I think Kattenburg is more in Clark's zone...
7 years ago Cross Country Advisory Committee - Coaches, any topics you want addressed?
@CoachSmith I think it would be in the sport's best interest to go back to 8 districts, 2 in each...
7 years ago FHSAA 3A Region 1 2013
@martinjc Yes, that has already been mentioned. And it wasn't shouted the first time.
7 years ago A walk down memory lane - 1A girls then and now
Last night I was trying to get stuff off an old hard drive and found some pics from '08, the firs...
7 years ago State Qualifying Schools
[quote=CoachRaposo] If you're trying to download the file, beware that it is 27 megabytes. [/quo...
7 years ago 1A R4 Results?
@chrisrobertson33 http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/sports/cross-country/arch...
7 years ago Substituting runners
@phuv2 It is not explicitly stated anywhere in the handbook. The closest I found was in policy 1...
7 years ago This or That
[quote=FalconAppleseed]Long run or speed work[/quote] @FalconAppleseed BOTH!!! Hills or 1k i...
7 years ago Not Meeting Minimum Four meet Race requirement
@coachbutler Stupid, stupid, stupid to do that... the rules are clear. But where did you see ...
7 years ago This or That
@deanheadley Flat. Win or PR?
7 years ago Article Comment: FACA XC Pre-Region Rankings #6
@CoachRaposo Ryan, I sent you the 1A Girls rankings
7 years ago Running unattached
@stoneym One of the things that makes it more difficult is that neither South Sumter nor Wildwood...
7 years ago Region 1-4A and Region 2-1A Please read important update
@sirron Thanks for that clarification on times. Some coaches go by what they see here over what'...
7 years ago Article Comment: FACA XC Pre-Region Rankings #6
I'll submit the 1A Girls by lunch today, I hope.
7 years ago Article Comment: The Truth About Puberty And Running - Part 1
These exact things are what I spend a good time discussing with parents of my girls. Countless t...
7 years ago Ranking The Florida's All-Time Best In Cross Country: A New Methodolgy
[quote=warrehouse] If you cannot contribute, don't wast your time.[/quote] @warrehouse Pointi...
7 years ago two sport athlete
One of the problems I've seen is how travel ball (whatever sport) will interfere with track or cr...
7 years ago two sport athlete
[quote=RayRodriguez]My school does not allow two sport athletes and we are relatively small with ...
7 years ago Lake-Sumter County Championship 2013
@38954 So far as I'm aware, all 13 schools in Lake and Sumter that run cross country are comi...
7 years ago Article Comment: FACA Official Cross Country Rankings #5
[quote=BConvey]@jdpsu On the boys side, 1A is certainly compelling because a freshman could win. ...
7 years ago two sport athlete
@bing28 My now #5 started #3 and slipped back, primarily because she is volleyball first. She ru...
7 years ago Article Comment: Week In Review: Pre-State Sees Blazing Times, Destination Disney, Shumate Course Ch
@jdpsu SQL SELECT without an ORDER BY...
7 years ago Lake-Sumter County Championship 2013
@witsmanc [s]PM me your e-mail address.[/s] I have everyone's roster and will be sending it out ...