Rene Plasencia has been running for years. He holds numerous records at the University of Central Florida and this past fall coached his Colonial boys cross country team to the first state championship (in any sport) in school history.
Yet even for someone who has been involved in so many races throughout his career, he is now in the midst of running the hardest race of his life: the race for the District 49 seat in the Florida House of Representatives. He will even appear on the ballot in August as Rene Plasencia "Coach P"!
Coach P was kind enough to take time out of his busy campaign schedule to visit us in the studio. We talk about the cross country team, his life experiences and family, and what has compelled him to become a politician.
Interview with Coach P @ the MileSplit HQ
More Information and Coverage
- Coach P's candidate web site
- Bling Bling: Colonial Cross Country Receives Their State Championship Rings
- Grenadiers Fight For Schools First State Championship
- Campaign Introduction video on YouTube
- @VoteRene Twitter Page
- VoteRene Facebook Page