Coaches Take Advantage of Best Professional Development Opportunities

Coaches Take Advantage of Best Professional Development Opportunities

Through the Elizabeth Simpson Walton ’71 Fund for Coaches’ Professional Development, Athletic Department staff and coaches have been able to experience multiple professional development opportunities this year. This fund ensures that our coaches are able to seek the best training available which in turn enriches our students’ overall athletic experience. The support from this fund helps Episcopal’s coaching staff stay on the cutting edge of the best training techniques in their field.

Athletic Staff and Attending Conference

  • Craig Pluta, Director of Strength and Conditioning, Wrestling Program Director: 2017 Coaches Conference (National Strength and Conditioning Association) - Nashville, TN
  • Dede Allen, Tennis Program Director: Women’s Tennis Coaching Association Conference – New York, NY
  • Andy Kidd ’99, Director of Athletics: Southern Association of Independent Schools Athletic Directors Conference - Atlanta, GA
  • Kasse Eppley, Assistant Director of Athletics – Middle School, Head Middle School Volleyball Coach, Head Middle School Softball Coach: Southern Association of Independent Schools Athletic Directors Conference - Atlanta, GA
  • Chip Stroud, Assistant Director of Athletics – Upper School, Boys Basketball Program Director: National Association of Basketball Coaches Final Four Convention - Phoenix, AZ
  • Tracy Jester, Assistant Softball Coach and Assistant Volleyball Coach, Physical Education Instructor: American Red Cross Trainer Certification - Jacksonville, FL
  • Mark Brunell, Football Program Director: Florida State University Football Coach Clinic – Tallahassee, FL
  • Charlie Hunt, Assistant Football Coach, Track Program director: Florida State University Football Coach Clinic – Tallahassee, FL
  • Robb Smith ’99, Assistant Football Coach: Florida State University Football Coach Clinic – Tallahassee, FL
  • Brooks Collier, Assistant Football Coach: Florida State University Football Camp – Tallahassee, FL
  • Kip Collins, Wrestling Program Director: National Wrestling Coaches Association, Daytona, FL
  • Evan King, Assistant Wrestling Coach: National Wrestling Coaches Association, Daytona, FL
  • Dani Frei, Cheerleading Program Director: Varsity Cheer Coaches Conference, Orange Park, FL
  • Melissa Durso, Assistant Cheer Coach: Varsity Cheer Coaches Conference, Orange Park, FL
  • Derick Wertz, Head Middle School Boys Soccer Coach: National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification Strength and Conditioning Specialist- Jacksonville, FL

 

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