Robert Geiger Teacher

Robert Geiger Coach, a true embodiment of dedication and perseverance, is a testament to the transformative power of mentorship in athletics. His journey from being a part of the DePaul community as a student-athlete to coaching many successful athletes, is a story of triumph and resilience. Under his guidance, his athletes didn't just become better runners. Through the ups and downs, they learned the essence of discipline, patience, and sheer determination which set them apart from others. His invaluable teachings didn't just shape their athletic journey, but have had a profound impact on their personal lives and careers. Unquestionably, his influence continues to reverberate within the fraternity of DePaul Cross Country and Track coaching, inspiring generations to push their boundaries and strive for excellence. It's often said that a great coach can see potential in an athlete that the athlete cannot see in themselves. This was certainly the case here. The athlete had his doubts and moments of self-doubt, but his coach was unwavering in his belief in him. The coach saw the raw talent, the hidden reserves of strength, and the unquenchable spirit that lay within him. He was convinced that with the right guidance, this athlete could achieve remarkable feats in cross country and track. The art of coaching also involves crafting personalized training plans. His coach recognized that every athlete is unique, and what works for one may not work for another. He tailored the training regimen to suit the athlete's strengths and weaknesses. It was not a one-size-fits-all approach, but a carefully crafted program that evolved as the athlete grew and developed.