Leadership Development

39 NCAA football coaches selected for 2016 NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy

Thirty-nine NCAA football coaches are among the participants selected to attend the 2016 NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy Feb. 19-21 in Tampa, Florida. The college coaches will learn and network with NCAA athletics administrators, NCAA national office staff, current and former NFL players, NFL directors of player personnel and NFL Player Engagement staff.

Follow the Leaders: Sean McCarthy, Villanova

Sean McCarthy is the compliance and student services intern at Villanova University. McCarthy graduated from Marquette University School of Law in the spring after obtaining a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Follow the Leaders: Becca Yost, Frostburg State

Becca Yost is in her first year as a graduate assistant coach with the Frostburg State University men’s and women’s swimming teams in Maryland. Yost graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the spring with a bachelor’s degree in business management and entrepreneurship and was the operations intern at Virginia Amateur Sports.

NCAA selects athletics administrators for 2016 NCAA Pathway Program

Twenty-three senior-level athletics administrators, committed to becoming directors of athletics, have been selected by a committee from the NCAA membership to participate in the 2016 NCAA Pathway Program, a yearlong experiential learning opportunity.

Tragedy to Triumph

Clemson is in the midst of its best football season in more than 30 years, and the school’s first national championship since 1981 is only one win away. In part because of what he experienced on a Sunday three decades ago, Elliott has been integral to that success.

Follow the leaders: Ian Good, DePauw wide receiver

Ian Good, wide receiver on the Division III DePauw University football team, was selected to participate in the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum after being nominated by DePauw head football coach Bill Lynch.

Leadership Academy Workshop

The NCAA Leadership Academy Workshop educates and trains athletics administrators on the ins and outs of developing effective, comprehensive leadership curriculum for student-athletes and department staff.

NCAA leadership development announces 2015-16 education programs and resources

The department, operating within the education and community engagement group at the national office, will impact more than 5,000 athletes, coaches and administrators in the membership.

Effective Facilitation Workshop

The NCAA engages energetic administrators and coaches, dedicated to student-athlete well-being, with training that enhances facilitation knowledge and ability, as well as develop the confidence and competence to lead large- and small-group...

NCAA, N4A to Partner on Life Skills Professional Development

The NCAA leadership development department announced a partnership with the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics for daily oversight and operation of programming for student-athlete development and life skills professionals at NCAA member institutions.


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