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Spanish noun; (a) guard, watchman; (b) keeper of the faith; (c) a follower of the teachings of Joe I. Vigil, Olympic coach and architect of Adams State University cross country and track and field

Joe I. Vigil -- known simply as 'Coach' to virtually everybody he has ever met -- rose from poverty to become a towering figure in the running world. Chasing Excellence, the first-ever biography of this great man, is now available from Soulstice Publishing, In the blog posts below, read bonus material from Coach and many of his athletes, friends, family and others across Vigilante Nation.

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Lloyd Engen: Adams State's Eighth Man

Lloyd Engen, sports information director at Adams State for 15 years, was one of the most beloved and respected of the Vigilantes.

Two men walk into a bar...

Joe I. Vigil's quick wit and understanding of people contributed to his sense of humor.

Joe I. Vigil: 'Team is Everything'

Whether he was coaching high school, college or elite athletes, Joe I. Vigil emphasized team dynamics over all else.

Keeping the Passion Alive

Pablo Vigil was the world's King of the Mountains from 1979 to 1982. But his life, he says, is more about what he can give to others.

Kindred Spirits -- Joe I. and Pablo

Kindred Spirit (noun) 1. A person whose interests or attitudes are similar to one’s own. 2. (plural) Two or more people that make a...

“Who would want to read about me?

Knowing how Joe I. Vigil was raised and the attitudes he formed is key to understanding his deep compassion and humility.

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