Opening at the University of Minnesota.
from Lynden Reder on Facebook
June 23, 2016
I've decided to leave the University of Minnesota.
In fact, for now, I've decided to leave coaching.
Word has begun to trickle out so I wanted my friends and family to hear it from me first -- and a Facebook post seemed an efficient way to do that.
I will coach this weekend at the USA Junior Championships and through Sean Donnelly's attempt to make the Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Trials in Eugene on July 6th.
It is hard to leave several of the current athletes and certainly hard timing for the incoming Gophers I won't have the opportunity to coach. There is no good time to make a change this big, it seems.
I'm not sure what my next chapter will be but I do know that my family has to come first.
I have a 6 year old boy and 4 year old girl who miss their daddy when he's gone so much. I have an amazing wife wife who works outside the home and takes on a tremendous load with the kids during my most intense 9 months of travel for meets and recruiting.
They all need me home more.
Took out some personal comments.
I'm sad to see it come to an end. It's been a wild ride.
Goodbye - for now - to track and field.