Leadership Development

In His Own Words: Matt Goff, Former NCAA Postgraduate Intern

Former NCAA postgraduate intern Matt Goff reflects on his experiences. He is now in the athletics department at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Annual forum helps students reach potential

William Isabell, a Central State football player and history major, was among nearly 300 NCAA student-athletes at the Leadership Forum. Athletics administrators at schools and conference offices nominated the young leaders, with representation from all three NCAA divisions.

In her words: Jaleesa Rhoden, former NCAA postgraduate intern

In 2013-14, Jaleesa Rhoden worked within the championships and alliances group, primarily for the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. A native of London, Ontario, Rhoden attended the University of Georgia, played basketball and was a member of SAAC.

NCAA celebrates National Student-Athlete Day

More than 100 NCAA national office staff, local children, college athletes and athletics administrators gathered to pack care packages that were sent to breast cancer patients.

College athletes, administrators prepare for forum

More than 200 student-athletes representing all sports and various campus academic departments are meeting in Phoenix this week for the annual NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum.

DI participants in Pathway Program conduct first meeting

The news conferences wouldn’t be real, but that didn’t make the preparation any less intense. The 15 Division I participants in this year’s NCAA Pathway Program wanted to have answers for potential questions from the media. The group understood that factual issues, and genuine questions, could arise in the future when they might face similar cases.

Follow the Leaders: Mario Price, Davidson College

I learned about the NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy when I first entered the Future Football Coaches Academy a few years back. This program piqued my interest then, but I wasn't eligible for this opportunity. After I finished Future Football Coaches Academy, I applied for this program every year. I'm grateful I got the opportunity to do it this year.

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.


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