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Leadership
December 6, 2018
Sterling College announced that Scott Downing '79 has been named vice president for athletics, effective January 1, 2019. Downing comes to Sterling from Liberty University where he currently serves as special teams coordinator for their football team. He brings over 30 years of coaching experience at the highest collegiate levels, including seven as head coach. Downing joins Justin Morris '00 in the Warrior Athletics Office, as Morris was recently named director of athletic operations. "We are... more
December 6, 2018
VitalSigns is a digital signage company with over fifteen years of experience creating interactive solutions in a variety of markets. In 2016, athletic administrators came to us with a wonderful product idea and working with them, we created the Wall of Fame. Here is why our experience matters to you. Athletic Director Driven Product – everything our product does has been driven by input from Athletic Directors. From the initial feature set to upcoming updates, all our features are the results... more
December 6, 2018
Designed with ergonomics, safety, and acoustics in mind, Ecore’s Performance Collection includes four surfaces to cover all athletic training and performance needs: Motivate, Rally, Beast, and Monster. Motivate is tailored for light strength and conditioning; Rally is designed for heavy conditioning; Beast is ideal for heavy strength training; and Monster is custom-made for extreme strength and conditioning.  Each product features at least two layers of recycled engineered rubber, providing an... more
December 6, 2018
By Dr. David Hoch, CMAA, CIC David Hoch retired in 2010 after a 41-year career as a high school athletic director and coach. In 2009, Dr. Hoch was honored as the Eastern District Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. He was also presented with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Distinguished Service Award, and in 2000 he was named the Maryland State Athletic Director Association’s Athletic Director of the Year.... more
December 6, 2018
When high school athletes commit to play at the college level, they typically need to increase their strength and movement skills. Two veteran coaches discuss how to best guide them. You sit next to one of your star athletes at a table decorated in your high school’s colors. The player’s friends and family are gathered around, all beaming with pride. With a huge smile, he or she signs a national letter of intent and a collective applause goes up from the crowd. You breathe a sigh of relief and... more
December 6, 2018
  High School Coach of the Year Paul Twenge explains how he keeps players engaged while teaching the finer points of defense. By David Stern Pop quiz: What is your players’ favorite part of practice? Regardless of your answer, it’s likely not “practicing defensive drills.” No matter how you frame it, there’s just not a lot of thrill in cleanly scooping up a grounder. Nevertheless, as a coach, you know that great defense wins games—and sloppy fieldwork loses them. So how can you get players... more

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