Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Gordon Welcomes New Track and Field Coach

Bringing over 10 years of coaching experience to Gordon, new track and field coach Peter Foster recognizes Gordon as a place of shared vision with his own life and coaching philosophy. Referencing the 1953 Gordon College publication A School for Christ, Foster said, of his decision to come to the College, "Gordon is Christ-centered in its mission and purpose in seeing others not just as assets to be managed but in offering a community where a sphere of influence is to guide and prepare for a role in the Kingdom. I train runners to be leaders, winners and people of excellence and influence to the extent of their potential." Foster comes to Gordon after a four-year tenure as a sprint and middle distance and cross country coach at Exeter High School in New Hampshire. He also started a track and field program at Epping High School to help bolster the sport in neighboring communities. In addition to his high school coaching experience, Foster is the founder and director of Peak Performance Runners, an organization designed to provide running and workout regimens to aspiring athletes of high school, college, and amateur status. At Gordon, however, he has found a venue to combine his ardor for running and faith: "It is a passion of mine to see track and field as an enterprise involving mind, body and spirit. Gordon College knows this and reflects this cosmic interplay uniquely. I am privileged to be here amongst my fellow staff and professors to join in this far-reaching task."

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