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culture

October 2, 2017

A.D.ministration: Repairing a program’s damaged culture

The job offer was extended, you accepted it, and you are eager to move into your new position as athletic administrator. Immediately, you start making an extensive list of all of the things that you want to improve and change. Your plan is to overhau...


July 6, 2017

The 7 C’s of a successful athletic program

At the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) conference in East Peoria, Illinois, CMAA Doug Smith presented his seven Cs for coaching, adapted from Jon Gordon's book, "You Win in the Locker Room First." The lesson was a good remi...


June 8, 2017

Between the Lines: Coaches, ADs must learn from the best

Each year, Coach & Athletic Director spends a great deal of time examining some of the top high school sports programs in the nation. Through my discussions and interviews with the leaders in those schools, you begin to identify compelling simila...


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Building Locker Room Culture

https://youtu.be/XgEINI4Kews Charles Welde, wide receivers coach at Victor Valley College in California, discusses locker room culture and what coaches should do to maintain positivity within the team....


September 9, 2014

Understanding the 8 types of team cultures

While every culture is unique and different, we can generally categorize a program’s culture into eight various kinds. These eight cultures are largely defined by how much the leaders and team members of the culture value productivity in ter...


February 14, 2014

Michael Sam has Already Proved Critics Wrong

Michael Sam is an All-American football player who dominated one of college’s best conferences last season, leading the Missouri Tigers to a 12-2 record and a Cotton Bowl championship.He’s also gay.There will be a number of people who rem...


November 25, 2013

Column: NFL bullying raises questions about locker room culture

It’s not often Coach & Athletic Director focuses on professional sports, but the story of Richie Incognito and the alleged bullying of his Miami Dolphins teammate Jonathan Martin is worth your attention. This could happen in any locker room. ...


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Nurturing a Supportive Culture

Sponsored By:Nurturing a Supportive CultureVista Murrieta High School (Murrieta, Calif.) football coach Coley Candaele teaches his team to value the support they have from the school and outside community. He reminds them not all high school environm...