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athletic director

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...


February 3, 2010

Training Days

Perhaps the basic responsibility of the strength coach is to sift through his sources of strength-training information and develop a day-to-day program of the exercises that best fit his athletes.The proliferation of professional organizations, the c...


February 3, 2010

Spartan Rotation

Coaches are always searching for conditioning drills that fit the specific needs of their sport while concurrently adding enough variety to keep things interesting and challenging.This is especially true when dealing with “anaerobic” or &...


February 3, 2010

Sliding into a Strong Core

Core training is one of the current strength and conditioning trends that has launched a multitude of diverse applications and filled the pages of equipment catalogues with a wide array of assistive paraphernalia.Practitioners no longer treat the "ab...