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, softballEach 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.
Providing wisdom and perspective from some of the most successful female coaches, each contribution to this collection focuses on a topic that is applicable to any sport.