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Concordia University Irvine to Host California Coaches Conference

May 04, 2016
Five-Day Event Draws Coaches, Athletic Directors from Around the Country to Hear University Coaches, Former Pro Players and Earn Credit

Concordia University Irvine’s  Masters in Coaching and Athletics Administration is hosting The California Coaches Conference from June 27 through July 1, 2016, on the university’s campus. The conference, which draws coaches and athletic directors nationwide from high schools, colleges and universities, offers a range of educational and hands-on workshops as well as sessions on health and safety topics, and rules and compliance, with the opportunity to earn credit. The conference includes sport-specific intensive classes in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, softball, soccer, volleyball, track and field, tennis, as well as speed, strength and conditioning. Cheer, which is now considered a sport in some states—including California beginning this fall—will also be covered.

“Today’s athletics leaders are held to high expectations both on and off the field,” said Tom White, program director and founder of the MCAA program at CUI. “The conference is designed for coaches and athletic directors who want to advance their school’s program and their career, or maybe just gain an extra edge through the program’s foundation of character and leadership development.”

A series of keynote speakers  includes:

·         Tubby Smith, Texas Tech Men’s Basketball Head Coach;

·         Sherri Coale, University of Oklahoma Women’s Basketball Head Coach;

·         Jake Olson, USC Blind Long Snapper and Author;

·         Tom House, National Pitching Association, Pitching Coach and Throwing Guru

·         John Savage, UCLA Baseball Head Coach; and

·         Chris Ault, University of Nevada, Reno Former Football Head Coach.

Registration for the five-day conference starts at $149. Rates and packages vary based on credit or non-credit options, and on-campus housing. To register, become a sponsor, or learn more visit or contact Kent Noyes at (949) 214-3580.

About the MCCA Program: Concordia’s MCCA program – the oldest and largest coaching and athletics administration program in the nation – aims to fill the academic void between educational administration and physical education. The Masters in Coaching and Athletics Administration program enhances leadership and administrative skills while building professional growth in coaches and athletic administrators. The MCAA experience is renowned for its positive and practical approach in the world of educational athletics. Concordia MCAA graduates are employed in coaching and athletic administration positions at high schools, colleges and universities, in all 50 states and internationally. Conference registration starts at $149 with options to stay on the campus. Graduate credit (4 units) is available. For conference registration and more information, visit

About Concordia University Irvine: Concordia University Irvine (CUI) is a private non-profit Lutheran Christian four-year university that prepares students for their vocations—their calling in life. Concordia offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in education, nursing, theology, business, and athletic administration. CUI’s undergraduate program is distinctive because of its nationally recognized core curriculum, Enduring Questions & Ideas, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out the theology of "Grace Alone. Faith Alone." Concordia is a U.S. News Top Tier Regional University and has been named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the fastest growing private nonprofit master's institutions. Marking its 40th anniversary this year, the university enrolls over 4,000 students annually and is in year two of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Membership Process.

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