Head Coach Training Center 2017

“HCTC was nothing short of amazing. The amount of knowledge shared from the various speakers was not only very eye-opening but encouraging. I am already looking forward to next year and learning more!”
Jesyka Burks-Wiley, Assistant Coach, Boston College

“Overall, I would rate my experience an 11 out of 10 on a scale of 10. This was a first-class event that I would definitely attend again in the future. I would also recommend any other coach in the profession to attend this event if they are looking for a solid professional development opportunity. Each speaker was full of knowledge, unique, transparent and full of useful information, and I can’t wait to attend HCTC17!”
Grahm Smith, Head Coach, Dean College

See All HCTC16 Testimonials & Photos: Head Coach Training Center 2016

When: May 21-23, 2017
Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino & Resort
Special Room Rate: $109 + resort fee & taxes until April 28 (reserve here)
Registration Cost: $250 per attendee* ($295 after May 1, 2017)
*Includes Sunday night cocktail networking mixer & Monday lunch
Any refund requested prior to May 1, 2017 will incur a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be provided after May 1, 2017.
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If your goal is to become a college Head Coach or a Head Coach at a higher level, the Head Coach Training Center is a must-attend event!

Six 2016 HCTC attendees obtained Head Coach positions post-conference!

The Head Coach Training Center allows coaches the opportunity to learn from and network with numerous Head Coaches, Athletic Directors, Senior Women’s Administrators, athletic administrators, and industry professionals!

Whether your goal is to becoming a Division I, II, or III Head Coach, the Head Coach Training Center will teach coaches strategies to obtain a coveted Head Coach position and be successful in that role. Current and former Head Coaches will share stories about their individual career path to becoming a Head Coach, as well as what they learned during the search process and in the role.

The Head Coach Training Center will also feature Athletic Directors, Senior Women’s Administrators, and other athletic administrators who will share with attendees their perspective during the search process and how coaches can thrive in pursuing a Head Coach position.

The Head Coach Training Center will present information to attendees through individual speakers, panels, and breakout sessions.

Examples of Topics to be Covered:
Leadership Skills * Preparing to be a Head Coach as an Assistant Coach * Preparing to be a Head Coach as a non-Division I Head Coach * Networking * Resume materials * Pursuing positions * Creating an interview portfolio * Interviewing * Contract * Benefits of an agent * First 30 days * Hiring staff * Making the transition from Assistant Coach to Head Coach * Making the transition as a Head Coach from one NCAA level to another * Lessons learned after year one as a Head Coach * and more!

Below are a few of our anticipated speakers.

Featured Head Coach Speakers

Anthony Bozzella
Seton Hall University
Jose Fernandez
University of South Florida
Donna Finnie
Houston Baptist University
Jim Jabir
Former University of Dayton
Mike Neighbors
University of Washington
Jada Pierce
Niagara University

Aaron Roussell
Bucknell University
Tom Shirley
Philadelphia University
Joe Tartamella
St. John’s University

Featured Director of Athletics/Athletic Administrator/Other Speakers

Jamy Bechler
Certified Leadership Coach
John Maxwell Group
Michael Cross
Assistant AD
Penn State University
John D’Argenio
Director of Athletics
Siena College
Troy Dannen
Director of Athletics
Tulane University
Andy DeStephano
Director of Athletics
Berkeley College
Jason Fein
Director of Athletics
Drew University
Tim Hall
Director of Athletics
Kimberly Keenan-Kirkpatrick
Deputy AD/SWA
Syracuse University
Drew Marrochello
Director of Athletics
Boston University

Daniel Parker
VP & Managing Director, Sports
Parker Executive Search

Jaleesa Rhoden
Parker Executive Search
Susan Robinson-Fruchtl
Director of Athletics
Saint Francis University
Tiffany Tucker
Director of Governance
Hampton University
David Williams
Deputy AD
University of South Dakota

*Speakers are subject to change and will be updated accordingly

Schedule Example:
Sunday, May 21
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Registration

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Networking Cocktail Mixer

Monday, May 22
8:00 am – 9:00 am: Registration
9:00 am – 11:00 am: Head Coach Speakers
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: DI AD Panel
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Head Coach Speaker
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: DII & DIII AD Panel
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: DI SWA/Admin Panel
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Breakout Session

Tuesday, May 23
9:00 am – 10:00 am: Head Coach Speaker

10:00 am – 11:00 am: DII & DIII Head Coach Panel
11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Head Coach Speakers

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*Any refund requested prior to May 1, 2017 will incur a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be provided after May 1, 2017.

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Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino & Resort
Make your room reservation here (special $109 rate + resort fee & taxes)
* available until April 28, 2017
* same rate applies to single and double-bed rooms

* free parking
* slots & table games, 19 dining options, nightly entertainment, and more!

* if you’d like to be put on an email list with others looking to share a room, email [email protected]

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport (AVP) (15 minutes)
* Daily direct flights to/from Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit
* Uber available from AVP
Lehigh Valley Airport (ABE) (1 hour)
Greater Binghamton Airport (BGM) (1 1/2 hours)
Philadelphia Airport (PHL) (2 hours)
Newark Airport (EWR) (2 hours)

For more info, please contact Brian D. Stanchak at (908) 963-1995 / [email protected]

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