ERIC Number: EJ1173021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Ways Sport Coaches Can Fit in with the Faculty
Docheff, Dennis M.
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v31 n2 p39-43 2018
With the reduction in the number of teachers who also coach, schools are hiring more coaches that are not teachers. For the non-teaching coach, fitting in with the educational staff can be difficult, especially when the coach is new to the school building. Some teachers have a belief that non-teaching sport coaches are there to play sports and win games only, and are not concerned about the academic performance of athletes. This perception can make it difficult for coaches to fit in with the rest of the staff. Sport coaches need to create a plan to in order to fit in. This plan must be purposeful and specific; coaches must do as much as possible to endear themselves to other faculty and staff. This article provides 10 specific ideas on how coaches could do this. Readers are encouraged to consider these ideas with their specific teaching/coaching situations in mind, and adapt them in a way that works for them.
Descriptors: Athletics, Athletic Coaches, Academic Achievement, Interprofessional Relationship, Teamwork, Teachers, Team Sports, Athletes
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