Ryan McClay

Atlanta, GA

About Me

Name: Ryan McClay
Title: Head Boys XC and Head boys and Girls Track and Field Coach - St. Pius X Catholic High School

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
8 days ago 4x800 All-Time Top 10
@GACARTER Totally agree. NFHS schedule should be what we follow. Hopefully we switch to that n...
9 days ago 4x800 All-Time Top 10
@coachac Perhaps we should add a 4th day to the meet then. That way the kids who do the 400 an...
9 days ago 4x800 All-Time Top 10
@lisle33 Depends on what you mean by "rewrite" I think. If you mean how long until we get 10 tim...
2 months ago Questions about track season
I am pretty sure I heard that the 4x800 will be a one heat final - all 16 teams on the track at o...
2 months ago Questions about track season
@goldeneaglexc haha, mostly just having some fun with you Claud!
2 months ago Questions about track season
@goldeneaglexc 4. When will we get the state meet schedule posted on GHSA's website? Very soon...
3 months ago 2021 boys
I think the combo of last year's senior boys and this year's senior boys is by far the fastest an...
3 months ago Questions about track season
@xcnewbee You're probably right, although that double is far less common than the 16/8, 16/32, 1...
3 months ago Questions about track season
@GACARTER Agreed. Why are we not switching to the NFHS order of events? 4x800 100/110m hu...
3 months ago Questions about track season
I thought I would start a thread for anybody to ask general questions and for some meet directors...
3 months ago What were the Highlights of the 2020 GHSA XC State Meet That Stood Out?
@RobtheAggie If somebody could explain to me how the awards this year were more photo friendly t...
4 months ago GHSA State Championship Consistency
The data collection that helped to get sectionals, was them going through the region results for ...
4 months ago GHSA State Championship Consistency
So I'll just say that I have no seat at the table either. I got involved a few years ago because ...
4 months ago GHSA State Championship Consistency
This post has quite a bit of input from things that kind of make me wonder why we are focused on ...
4 months ago State Meet Considerations
[quote=BostonBilly]Thanks GHSA for the CC season![/quote] Yes.
4 months ago Invitation Request for Information
@WSWFC Not my meet. Not my decision. Just trying to let you know that it's highly likely the r...
4 months ago Invitation Request for Information
@WSWFC I’m not involved with the selection, but this is typically done in two waves. The fir...
4 months ago GHSA Region Madness Week 2
@coachbxc Exactly correct. I'll add one extra detail in that I suspect there's a large num...
4 months ago GHSA Region Madness Week 2
@ParkviewCoachDXC Again this is mostly a 7A problem. I can't remember the data (Coach Christie...
4 months ago GHSA Region Madness Week 2
@AHSBucs The purpose of the bye is two fold. 1. Winning a region title or runner up has act...
4 months ago GHSA Region Madness Week 2
@GACARTER I mean you’re not wrong that it would make the last 20 kids in the race faster if ...
4 months ago GHSA Region Madness Week 2
[quote=coachac] it always comes back to what is the best idea that would actually have a chance o...
4 months ago GHSA Region Madness Week 2
@8MileGoat Yes, if that happened I would likely be much more in favor of sectionals. I am also...
4 months ago GHSA Region Madness Week 2
@coachbxc Again I think it’s mostly a 7a issue. I think what you are saying is true at the 7...
4 months ago GHSA Region Madness Week 2
@RidgeXC Honestly? I'm not a fan. I would prefer fewer races overall. In some of these smaller...
4 months ago Region Scoreboard Updated
For the record, we did call the GHSA XC rep and he basically said "it's up to your region to deci...
4 months ago State Meet Considerations
@BlackJack31 My only concern was with the image we put out there watching the Carrollton video...
5 months ago Coach Wood Invitational: Championship/Varsity Race Breakdown
Hey now! Hard to say there were too many key omissions when every single team and individual cham...
5 months ago Obviously a short course
Oh shoot. I apologize if not everybody understood this was a joke. Coach Demarest at Parkview is ...
5 months ago Obviously a short course
You guys see the results from the Parkview fall break time trial this morning? Clearly coach D do...
5 months ago Alexander/Asics
I'm pretty sure the Asics discussion usually picks up Saturday after the race... haha, ok joke...
5 months ago Foot Locker
Maybe this is an unpopular opinion, but with nationals cancelled I'm not sure I see the point in ...
6 months ago In the interest of safety...
So I definitely tend to agree with the mindset of "I would never do that to the kids" in any othe...
6 months ago Carrollton races and COVID
Yeah I regret the CDC comment. I was just trying to point out that I'm not just spouting off what...
6 months ago Carrollton races and COVID
Just an FYI. One of my assistant coaches works for the CDC. So does his wife. They speak with sci...
6 months ago Carrollton races and COVID
@GACARTER Totally agree! I don't envy being a meet director this year. I definitely was not pu...
6 months ago Carrollton races and COVID
@Beaudreau_Mike I just think it's important to show others that you are trying to keep the vir...
6 months ago Carrollton races and COVID
It is not a "personal choice" if the person in charge of the meet has stated very clearly that if...
6 months ago Marist Tri meet - hopefully a new tradition?
Since everybody is giving kudos, I'll do the same. Thanks to Marist for hosting us. It was weird ...
6 months ago XC training tips
@lisle33 What I've noticed is that if a girl and a boy have the same experience, PR, health, a...
6 months ago XC training tips
Sorry. I didn't mean to monopolize this discussion. I genuinely want to hear from others. I love ...
6 months ago XC training tips
@wfoster @sgriff2861 I'll put a caveat here that for most of my coaching career I only coached...
6 months ago XC training tips
@coachtigue What do you do for your tempo/threshold days? Straight tempo? broken up ever? On a...
6 months ago XC training tips
@coachtigue Yep. We go long every single week of the year. No race means long run on Saturday....
6 months ago XC training tips
@wfoster For the 800m hill repeats the recovery is just a slow jog back down to the bottom of ...
6 months ago XC training tips
So I want to start a thread where we talk about training. I am not sure the best way to do this h...
6 months ago Covid Issues
@shilohhsxc So to be fair, we don't really debate fartleks, tempos, or hill repeats on here ei...
6 months ago Covid Issues
@GACARTER I am not sure I agree with you that things like this need to be deleted. I certainly s...
6 months ago Pickens Quad
I know nothing about any of these courses and haven't looked closely at any times. But I can beli...
6 months ago Congratulations and Great jobs all around
The best thing I've read about this whole situation is that it's what we call a "wicked problem" ...