Martin Gonzalez wears a lot of hats.
Gonzalez is the men's cross country coach at Concordia University … and the women's cross country coach.
He's also the men's track and field coach … and the women's track and field coach … and the track coach for both the men and women during the indoor season.
In his 11 years at the school, Gonzalez has coached 126 NAIA All-Americans and 11 individual national champions, coached the 2000 women's cross country team to the school's first-ever NAIA championship in any sport, and guided the 2005 and '06 cross country teams to gender-combined national titles.
But once the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships are completed on May 28 in Marion, Indiana, Gonzalez will throw his hats – all of them – into the ring.
Gonzalez, 41, will resign all his posts from the school, even though he has no new job lined up. He calls his student-athletes at Concordia his "second family," but it turns out his "first family" needs him now.