picture of The Program: Northern Arizona

Northern Arizona enters 2016 as a favorite to win an NCAA title. They also enter the season as one coach enters, and another is about to leave.


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The Program: Northern Arizona (Episode 1)

Nov 8, 2016

In the nine years since he entered Northern Arizona as a complete unknown, Eric Heins has earned 26 Big Sky Conference championships and five NCAA championship podium finishes. He has trained All-Americans, national champions, and Olympians and is in the conversation as one of the best coaches in the country. So why would Heins decide to leave the Lumberjacks at the peak of his powers? And how could two coaches work together to take a non-power conference school to an NCAA cross country national championship for the first time since 1981? Here, let us show you.

"There's nothing for me to change." - Mike Smith, Northern Arizona coach-in-waiting