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February 3, 2010

AFCA Announces 2009 Coach Of The Year

The American Football Coaches Association announces its 2009 AFCA Coach of the Year awards this past week at it annual convention. The winners in their respective categories are: Gary Patterson, TCU; Andy Talley, Villanova; Mel Tjeerdsma, Northwest M...


February 3, 2010

43-Year Wrestling Coach To Be Honored

Bob Kinloch, who retired last year as head wrestling coach at Central High (Springfield, Mo.) after a 43-year career, will be honored for his achievements during the Springfield Holiday Tournament, which will be renamed in his honor.http://www.news-l...


February 3, 2010

17-Time State Title Field Hockey Coach Still Recovering

Jane Nixon, the field hockey coach at Pioneer High School (Mich.) who has led her squad to 17 state titles, still is recovering from an accident Nov. 18, 2009, when she was riding as a passenger on a scooter that lost control and ran into a car. Nixo...


February 3, 2010

Leading Expert Says Youth Players Need 3 Months Rest Post-Concussion

Dr. Bennet Omalu, a co-founder of the Brain Injury Reserach Institute at West Virginia University, testified at a congressional hearing in Houston that football players under the age of 18 need to sit out three months after a concussion. He says sitt...


February 3, 2010

Hoops Coach With Breast Cancer Goes For Win No. 500

Kathy Snyder, the head girls coach at Southern Regional (N.J.) is going for win No. 500 tonight. Snyder has been battling breast cancer a few years ago.http://www.nj.com/hssports/blog/girlsbasketball/index.ssf/2010/01/new_jersey_girls_basketball_snyd...


January 27, 2010

Annual checkup: Helping ADs evaluate their programs

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October 2, 2009

Use E-mail to Your Advantage

Even if my incoming phone calls are being screened by the answering machine at my desk, the phone remains the most intrusive part of my day.If used properly, E-mail can be much more effective and efficient. It is my preferred mode of communication. A...


October 2, 2009

Mentoring the coaches in your program

Since mentoring has never been a generic art form, there are several things you may want to consider when implementing or restructuring a mentoring program for your coaches. It must fit into the structure and culture of your program, school, and c...


October 2, 2009

Every Minute Counts

Between meetings, appointments, and perhaps teaching a class – if you still have one – our daily schedules have a number of built-in time restrictions. When you also consider your, “To Do List,” there will be some tasks that m...


October 2, 2009

Controlling Interruptions

Does anyone doubt that the passage of time complicates the Athletic Director position? Almost monthly, it inherits new responsibilities without disinheriting the old.Since many A.D.s, including myself, have neither an assistant nor a secretary, they ...