Cross Country

East Canton young men crosscountry state-title mentor Lee Sternberg resigns after ‘totally stunning’ run

Just a small bunch of individuals realized this was the conclusion of a significant time period.

Lee Sternberg liked it as such.

The East Canton young men crosscountry lead trainer would have rather not be the focal point of consideration at Saturday’s state meet. This was about his sprinters celebrating on the platform with another state title prize.

The scene denoted a great finish to a radiant vocation.

Sternberg declared his retirement Monday. He began the East Canton program in 1973, drove the Hornets to four state titles and instructed an incalculable number, all things considered.

Sternberg told the group of his choice during a Monday early daytime meeting at the school. The main individuals who realized he planned to venture down were his better half Cheryl, his little girl Beth, and aide mentors Tom Loy and Jason Wade.

I didn’t need the state title to be about me,” Sternberg said. “I needed it to be about the children.”

Under Sternberg, East Canton won state titles in 1998, 2017, 2020 and 2021. His 1987, 1988 and 2006 groups were state other participants. 23 groups equipped for the state meet.

Sternberg had an enduring effect on sprinters traversing sixty years.

At the point when I caught wind of this, it nearly carried a tear to my eye,” said Walsh University distance sprinter Josh Conrad, an individual from East Canton’s 2017 state title group. “I was contemplating all that he has accomplished for me actually, the program and East Canton as a local area.

“He is only an incredible pioneer and an extraordinary good example. The measure of young fellows he has contacted is simply insane.”

Sternberg has contemplated resigning for as long as year. He has prescribed Wade to turn into the following lead trainer.

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