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She Can Coach!

She Can Coach!


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    Sport needs more female coaches. What better way to develop women who are enthusiastic, prepared, and professional in filling those important roles than to learn from female coaching legends?

    She Can Coach! is both an invaluable guide for current female coaches and a recruiting tool for the next generation of female mentors. Unlike any book before it, this collection speaks directly on the topics that determine success in coaching by using the words and experiences of 20 of the most successful female coaches in 13 different sports:
    • Beth Anders, Old Dominion University, field hockey
    • Terry Crawford, Cal Poly University, track and field/cross country
    • Diane Davey, Plano (Texas) High School, soccer
    • Lele Forood, Stanford University, tennis
    • Nell Fortner, Indiana Fever (former coach), WNBA
    • Dorothy Gaters, Marshall High School (Chicago), basketball and cross country
    • JoAnne Graf, Florida State University, softball
    • Jan Harville, University of Washington (former coach), rowing
    • Kim Kincer, Methodist College (former coach), golf
    • Marcia McDermott, Carolina Courage (former coach), WUSA
    • Sarah Patterson, University of Alabama, gymnastics
    • Mary Jo Peppler, Coast Volleyball Club, volleyball
    • Sharon Pfluger, College of New Jersey, lacrosse and field hockey
    • Joan Powell, Coronado (Colorado) High School, volleyball
    • Lorene Ramsey, Illinois Central College (former coach), basketball
    • Amy Ruley, North Dakota State University, basketball
    • Jill Sterkel, University of Texas, swimming
    • Pat Summitt, University of Tennessee, basketball
    • Mary Wise, University of Florida, volleyball
    • Margie Wright, Fresno State University, softball

    Each chapter addresses a key factor in guiding athletes and teams to the top and keeping a program at the championship level. From establishing a professional and personal foundation to developing team management and organizational skills, She Can Coach! covers every essential component necessary for success as a coach.

    Leading an athlete or team in any sport at any level can be a rewarding role. Apply the wisdom and lessons from these accomplished women to be a better coach, today and tomorrow.

    Table of Contents

    Part I Professional Foundation and Conduct
    Chapter 1 Coaching Philosophy
    Chapter 2 Ethics
    Chapter 3 Professionalism
    Chapter 4 Leadership
    Chapter 5 Competitiveness

    Part II Personal Investment and Self-Direction
    Chapter 6 Motivation
    Chapter 7 Decision-Making
    Chapter 8 Self-Discipline
    Chapter 9 Focus
    Chapter 10 Stress Management

    Part III Program Implementation and Management
    Chapter 11 Organizational Skills
    Chapter 12 Staff Management and Mentoring
    Chapter 13 The Assistant Coach Role
    Chapter 14 Team Management
    Chapter 15 Athlete Recruitment

    Part IV Relationship Building and Promotional Activities
    Chapter 16 Coach-Athlete Relations
    Chapter 17 Team Cohesion
    Chapter 18 Parent Relations
    Chapter 19 Marketing and Media
    Chapter 20 Networking

    About the Author

    With more than 630 wins in 26 years of coaching collegiate volleyball, including 7 conference championships and 14 postseason appearances, Cecile Reynaud ranked in the top 9 in career victories among active Division I coaches when she retired from Florida State University after the 2001 season. Reynaud received the prestigious George J. Fischer Volleyball Leader Award from USA Volleyball in 1996 in recognition of her contributions to the sport. She is a former president of the American Volleyball Coaches Association and currently is a member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame selection committee. Reynaud served 12 years on the USA Volleyball board of directors and 3 years on its executive committee. A faculty member in the sport management program at Florida State University, she lives in Tallahassee, Florida.


    I have found a lot of useful information from all the coaches who contributed to writing She Can Coach! It is a perfect book for any female coach, especially for somebody like me, who is still learning the profession, and who is a first time head coach...I was amazed by what a great selection of topics you have chosen, and a variety of coaches who covered those topics. I loved that all the coaches had different writing styles and philosophies, so I could get a different perspective from each one of them.
    Danijela Tomic
    Head Volleyball Coach
    FIU Volleyball