New track and field coach Terry VanLaningham watches junior pole-vaulter Katie Trupp approach a vault during practice Nov. 23, 2015. VanLaningham started at SIU this year coaching jumps, pole vault and multi-event athletes after 11 seasons at Sacramento State University. So far, he has found the transition pleasantly challenging. “It takes time to be able to develop the relationship with each individual athlete, especially when you hit the ground running during a school year,” VanLaningham said. “It’s refreshing to be somewhere where everywhere you go people care about the university and care about the program. You don’t find that everywhere.”