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January 9, 2013

United Staff With A Book Club

Sponsored By:Unite Staff With A Book ClubSt. Anthony Village (Minneapolis, Minnesota) athletics & activities director Troy Urdahl sees a great sense of community and growth in his coaching and advisory staff by being involved in the St. Anthony B...


January 9, 2013

Managing Parents; Placing The Athletes First

Sponsored By:A Strategy For Managing ParentsJinelle Siergiej, head girls hockey coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), shares her policy for communicating with parents. It’s a policy many athletic directors and coaches should look int...


January 9, 2013

Learn from recently retired Bob Ladouceur of De La Salle

Editor’s Note: This is a portion of an article published in Oct. 2009 about the De La Salle High (Concord, Calif.) athletic program. Bob Ladouceur, the football coach since 1979 and who was prominently quoted in this piece, retired last week after ...


December 27, 2012

6 strategies to have players buy into your program

While there are several factors that go into creating winning teams and individuals, perhaps the single most important one is commitment. Lots of people have dreams but amazingly few have the commitment necessary to pursue them relentlessly. Commitme...


December 26, 2012

Baseball, Service & Life Lessons In The Dominican Republic

Sponsored By:Baseball, Service & Life Lessons In The Dominican RepublicThe Overlake School (Redmond, Wash.) is part of the inaugural class of the Interscholastic Program of Excellence from Coach And Athletic Director. One of the many reasons why ...


December 26, 2012

Manage The Expectations Of Parents And Athletes

Sponsored By:Manage The Expectations Of Parents And AthletesKAs part of the extensive program overview feature we ran in the September issue of Coach And Athletic Director, we sat down with Vince Mancuso, the head baseball coach at Arrowhead High Sch...


December 13, 2012

Pollnow: The Girls Swim 24-Hour Relay Event

Jennifer Pollnow, Head Girls Swim Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), created a unique 24-hour relay event 5 years ago after a former swimmer of hers died in a car accident....


December 13, 2012

Pollnow: Teacher By Day, Coach By Night

Jennifer Pollnow, Head Girls Swim Coach at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, Wis.), finds that many of the things she does as a teacher apply to her role as a coach....


December 13, 2012

Vista Murrieta High School: Award Presentation

Vista Murrieta High School is a part of the inaugural class of the "Interscholastic Program of Excellence." Commissioned by Coach And Athletic Director, this program recognizes high school athletic programs that, through the efforts of their coaches ...


December 13, 2012

Vista Murrieta High School: Proud To Be A Bronco

Vista Murrieta High School (Murrieta, California) has a variety of student groups and organizations. Sarah Benson (Commissioner of Women’s Athletics), Eric Speed (Commissioner of Men’s Athletics) and Sophia Chavez (Speaker of the Senate) ...