Stan Lambros

Stan Lambros

Cross Country – Track & Field

 

Coaching background

 

Coach Lambros was a three-sport athlete in high school, and he was a team member/captain on two (1982, 1983) Maryland High School State Champion Track teams.  After high school, he attended Loyola College, Maryland, where he was a member of the first team in school history to qualify for the NCAA Soccer Tournament – That team beat #1 ranked Virginia, before losing to eventual National Champion, Duke (2-1) in the NCAA Quarter Finals.  During this time, Lambros learned the importance of team.

 

Shortly after obtaining his master’s degree in Education, Counseling Psychology in 1991, Lambros began his coaching career.  He assumed the Head Coaching duties for Cross Country and Track & Field at Milford Mill High School in Maryland, where he was privileged to guide the cross country program to a state birth and coach Maryland State Champion, Mike Mamo. 

 

In 1994, Lambros moved to Colorado Springs, where he tried his hat at coaching college, elementary, and high school athletes in soccer, volleyball, cross country, and track.  It did not take long for Lambros to move his coaching talents to Cheyenne Mountain High School, where he took over as the distance coach for the track teams and assistant coach of the soccer team.  Since 1994, Lambros and his wife (Karen Scott) have guided the distance athletes at Cheyenne Mountain, and slowly developed a program that competes for individual and team honors every season.

  

During his time as an assistant coach, Lambros helped build the distance program to one that recognizes the importance of team and the focus necessary to become an elite athlete in Colorado.  Since taking over the helm of the distance program eighteen years ago, Cheyenne Mountain High School has qualified athletes for state track every season.

 

During the “early years” with Lambros and Scott, the track teams won four Regional Championships and hundreds of individuals, such as Stephen Wills, Jared Klajenbart, Lauren Rosenbaum, Natalie Mesce, Fred Rudesheim, Steven Johnson, Joy O’Hare, and J.P. Taxman helped shape the delicate balance between the team concept and individual performance.  All mentioned athletes where either school record holders or state champions, but more importantly, they all were members of championship teams.  The 2006 Regional Track Title sweep established the TEAM traditions that still exist within CMHS Cross Country and Track today.  With their dedication to each other and to the sport, hundreds of CMHS XC/Track athletes have benefited from the strong legacy left in their wake.

 

In 2006, Lambros became the Head Coach of the Boys and Girls Cross Country and Track & Field teams.  Since his induction as the Head Cross Country Coach at CMHS, Lambros has been selected (locally and State -2010) as the Coach of the Year in every season.  As the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Coach of the Year, Lambros credits his teams, as they went on to win multiple League, Regional and State Titles in both Boy’s and Girl’s Cross Country and Track. 

 

2010 marked the pinnacle in a natural progression as the Indian’s went on to win the Colorado State Championship in Boy’s Cross Country, Girl’s Cross Country, Boy’s Track, and Snowshoe.  Lambros has contributed to eighteen Colorado State Championship, three national championship performances and sixteen All- Americans during his career.

 

 Coaching Philosophy

 

Coach Lambros’ program goals include developing young people to value hard work, respect others and learn to contribute to the greater good.  Lambros enjoys the challenge of developing a team concept, and his training system develops individual athletes through a systematic, patient approach.  If you’re looking for a short cut or quick results, this is not the program for you.  The gains acquired through patience and consistency are always greater than the “quick fix.”  One will not find any shallow promises or guarantees’ with Lambros, but you will find respect for high school life, team, training properly, and treating others well.

 

Lambros will be the first to tell you that he did not invent the science of training humans to run, and he is clear that he is "standing on the backs of coaching giants" when it comes to training methods.  Lydiard, Wetmore, O’Sullivan, Johnson, Newton, Gambetta and Vigil are among the many coaching pioneers, with proven track records, that he views as instrumental in helping design his training program for high school athletes.  

 

 

Education

 

1991-1993

University of San Francisco

 

1989-1991

Loyola College, Maryland

M.Ed. Counseling Psychology

 

1983-1987

Loyola College, Maryland

B.A. Sociology

 

1979-1983

Archbishop Curley High School

 

Coaching Experience                                                                                                  

 

2006 – 2012

Cheyenne Mountain High School  Cross Country  and Track & Field; Head Coach

 

1995 – 2006

Cheyenne Mountain High School; Assistant Coach Track & Field

 

1996 – 2005

Cheyenne Mountain High School; Assistant Coach Boys’ Soccer

 

1997

Glenelg High School; Assistant Coach for Cross Country; Track & Field

 

1994- 1996

Colorado College; Assistant Coach Men’s Soccer

 

1989- 1991

Loyola College; Graduate Assistant Coach (Recruiting and Scheduling)

 

 

Clinics, Camps and Certifications                       

2005 Rocky Mt.  Distance Summit

Colorado College, Colorado

-Noted Speakers: Coach Jay Johnson, Tim Broe, Shalene Flanagan, Coach Brad Hudson, Kevin Sullivan, Steve Slattery

 

2004 CU Distance Summit

Boulder, CO

-Noted Speakers- Mark Wetmore, Arthur Lydiard

 

2002 NSCAA Advanced National

Regis University

Denver CO

 

2001 USA Triathlon Level 1

United States Olympic Complex

Colorado Spprings, CO

Noted Speaker: Alan Ley

 

2001 USATF Level 1

Univ. of California Berkley

Berkley, California

Noted Speakers:

 

2000 NSCAA National

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Noted Speaker: Anson Dorrance (USA and North Carolina Soccer Coach)

 

CHSAA Conference 1994 - 2013

Noted Speakers: Joe Vigil, Jay Johnson, Melody Fairchild, John Godina, Jim Ryun, Steve Scott

  

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