Eastern Kentucky University SWA: Rachel Park – Her Journey & Interview Tips from the Other Side of the Table

Contributing Writer: Mercer University’s Assistant Director of The Mercer Athletic Foundation, Allie Ware (@allieware22) Rachel Park’s journey to becoming a Senior Women’s Administrator (SWA) is one that she didn’t expect. Rachel graduated from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in 2006 with a degree in communications. After graduating, she attended the University of Louisville to obtain her […]

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Book Excerpts: Rejection Proof

Rejection stinks but is a necessary part of life that can lead to success, if you have the right perception of it. Jia Jiang, author of Rejection Proof, decided he was done with letting the fear of rejection stop him from doing things he wanted to do. In order to overcome his fear, he decided […]

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Skylar Bareford: SWA and Assistant Coach at Greenville University

Skylar Bareford is currently the Senior Woman Administrator and Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Greenville University in Greenville, Illinois. In addition to administration and coaching she also teaches in the Sport Management department. Coach Bareford has helped lead the Greenville Panthers to a 15-1 conference record, overall record of 21-6, and 4th place finish in […]

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Book Excerpts: Option B

Option B was written by Author and COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg. After losing her husband unexpectedly she wanted to share her perspective on how she handled extreme adversity through her loss and how you can help those who are coping with difficult situations. Her words about what to say to those going through difficult […]

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Grit: Angela Duckworth

After years and years of research Angela Duckworth argues that the number one character trait to success is Grit. Which makes one ask, is Grit innate or is it developed? For any coach or teacher the answer to that question can dramatically change your teaching philosophy. In her book and her famous TED Talk, Duckworth […]

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Catching Up #4: John Motherwell Head Coach at Finlandia University

John Motherwell (Coach Mo) is in his first year as the Head Coach at Finlandia University. Coach Mo has a wealth of coaching experience including stops at Valparaiso University,  The University of Minnesota, Detroit Mercy, West Florida, The University of Milwaukee, Minnesota State-Morehead, North Dakota, Concordia St. Paul and St. Scholastica. Coach Mo is an […]

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Catching Up with Coach Clif: Head Coach of UPike Women’s Basketball

Clif Williams is entering his second season as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at the University of Pikeville. Last year he lead the Bears to a 21-11 record and reached the NAIA National Tournament.  Click Here for our previous interview with him and see below for our catching up Q and A segment with him. […]

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Skill Development with Kevin Lynum: Assistant Coach for Winthrop Women’s Basketball

Kevin Lynum, an assistant coach at Winthrop University, is entering his 1st season on staff with the Lady Eagles. This is his first season coaching at the Division 1 level. Kevin Lynum comes to the Winthrop program after spending last season (2016-17) as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Northwest Kansas Technical College. At Northwest […]

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Bob MacKinnon: (G- League) Texas Legends Head Coach

Coach “Mac” is a legend in the game of basketball and has experience at every level of the game from NBA to DIII. Currently as the Head Coach of the Texas Legends he proudly boasted the most “call ups” (players going from the G-League to the NBA) last year. His career includes stops coaching at […]

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