Adhir Ravipati, who coached the Menlo-Atherton High School Football team to a state finals berth last season and also is an assistant varsity basketball coach, won Positive Coaching Alliance’s 2017 Double-Goal Coach® Award presented by TeamSnap for his positive impact on youth athletes.
Ravipati, who played under Jim Harbaugh and David Shaw at the University of San Diego, has instilled a strong culture at Menlo-Atherton after just two seasons. One key is the Covenant, a posterboard with a mission statement and the team’s goals – athletic, academic and otherwise -- written out and kept with the team as a reminder throughout the season. The team has added new elements to the Covenant recently, such as interpersonal components to prompt conversation among teammates about what they need from each other and the team, Ravipati said.
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