Eye on the Ball: Arizona Track and Field Coach Fred Harvey Discusses Topics of Day

Eye on the Ball on Monday night on KVOI (1030-AM) included guest Fred Harvey, the track and field coach at Arizona for the last 17 years.

Harvey commented on the current state of affairs in the nation since the death of George Floyd at Minneapolis last week in a police-related incident.

“We’re all suffering,” Harvey said. “In my mind, one man’s opinion, this is a pivotal point I really think in our society here, not just the United States, but the whole world.

“How are we going to address this? Are we listening and hearing? My No. 1 thing, if people listen and people hear, but they feel like they need to have the answer right now, history tells you there is no answer right this second. It’s a lot of communication.”

Arizona track and field coach Fred Harvey (Arizona Athletics photo)

Harvey said it’s difficult to not have the athletes walk into his office and talk to them about the situation presently because of the COVID-19 restrictions.

“I try to get face live, broadcast of me in their face as often as I can,” Harvey said.

Harvey also talked about combining all walks of life on his team, with athletes from all over the world, and being able to mesh them together, trying to coordinate his program during this uncertain time of COVID-19, and insuring the welfare of recruits being safe on campus because of the pandemic.

Here is the interview:


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Eye on the Ball streams live weekdays at 6 p.m. at KVOI.com.

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