Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) — a national non-profit developing BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through youth and high school sports — has partnered with Ohio University to bring awareness to their online Master of Coaching Education and online Master of Athletic Administration programs. Ohio University houses one of the first academic programs in the nation to offer post-graduate educational options in the field of sports administration.
Through this collaboration PCA partners will have the opportunity to learn more about the Ohio University online master’s degree programs and further their learning as a coach and/or administrator. PCA’s support of Ohio University’s Coaching Education and Athletic Administration programs reinforces their focus of preparing interscholastic athletic directors and coaches to nurture student-athletes and gain leadership skills to better support sports teams.
“Our partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance is exciting and something that we look forward to growing for our students,” said Dr. Stephen Harvey, Program Coordinator for Ohio University’s online Master of Coaching Education.
"We're excited to partner with Ohio University and support their online Master of Coaching Education and Master of Athletic Administration programs," said Jason Sacks, PCA's VP of Business Development and Philanthropy. “PCA stresses the importance of coaches, athletes, parents and administrators to be continual learners, so partnering with Ohio University is a great fit. We look forward to providing resources to the Ohio University students and working to grow our partnership in the years to come.”
PCA will feature Ohio University’s online Master of Coaching Education and online Master of Athletic Administration programs through PCA’s High School Coach Talking Points email series. PCA will also be engaging professors through the Ask PCA Blog and through the Development Zone Resource Center.
For further inquiries or information about this partnership, please contact:
Positive Coaching Alliance
Vice President, Business Development & Philanthropy
About Positive Coaching Alliance
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. In addition to more than 1,800 free multimedia tips and tools at www.PCADevZone.org, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver more than 20,000 live group workshops, along with online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.
PCA resources, which have reached more than 8.6 million youth, strive to transform high school and youth sports into a Development Zone® culture, where the goal is to develop Better Athletes, Better People and the following become the prevailing models in youth and high school sports:
PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board, including National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil Jackson, and many other top coaches, athletes, organization leaders and academics who share PCA’s mission. PCA is proud to partner with the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and over 35 professional teams across the United States.
To learn more about Positive Coaching Alliance including our work with national youth sports organizations and governing bodies contact Jason Sacks at Jason_Sacks@positivecoach.org.
About Ohio University
Sports matter, but they need expert coaches and athletic directors to make them happen. Prepare by earning your master’s degree online with Ohio University. Get the graduate‐level credentials to grow as a leader and advance your career.
OHIO’s online Master’s in Athletic Administration (MAA) is one of the first academic programs in the nation to offer post-graduate educational options in the field of sports administration. OHIO’s MAA program is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) and prepares students for National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) certification. For more information, visit Ohio University’s MAA page.
OHIO’s online Master’s in Coaching Education excels at preparing coaches for positions ranging from middle school athletics departments to college. Graduates of OHIO’s master’s in coaching program learn to increase athletic performance among athletes, as well as the technical and leadership skills required to coach a sports team. For more information on OHIO’s online Master’s in Coaching Education contact OHIO today.