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Concordia University Irvine MCAA Program Hosting 3rd Annual California Coaches Conference

Concordia University Irvine MCAA Program Hosting 3rd Annual California Coaches Conference
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Media Contact: 
Jim Kunau
Concordia University Irvine
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(Irvine, Calif.) -- Concordia University Irvine’s Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration (MCAA) program is hosting the 3rd Annual California Coaches Conference (CCC) this summer on June 24 - 28th. Sport-specific intensive classes are offered in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, softball, soccer, volleyball, water polo, wrestling as well as speed, strength and conditioning. In addition, five keynote speakers will deliver compelling, topical discussions on vital issues.

CCC Speakers Include:

  • Dr. Gregory Dale, Duke University Director of Sport Psychology – “Developing the Credible Coach”
  • Scott Westering, Pacific Lutheran Head Football Coach – “Impacting the Lives of Your Athletes”
  • Dotsie Bausch, Olympic Silver Medalist – “Overcoming Barriers to Achieve Athletic Success”
  • Bill Fennelly, Iowa State Head Women’s Basketball Coach – “Building a Winning Team”
  • Bob Owens, Chapman Head Football Coach – “Leading for Athletic & Academic Excellence”

Instructors for sport-specific classes that are among the best in their field include:

  • Baseball: Mike Gonzales, El Toro High School Head Coach
  • Basketball: Rainer Wulf, CIF Southern Section Assistant Commissioner for Basketball
  • Cross Country: Tim Butler, Dana Hills High School Head Coach
  • Football: Mike Reardon, Arizona High School Coaching Legend
  • Soccer: Scott Juniper, Head Women’s Coach UC Irvine
  • Softball: Crystal Rosenthal, Concordia University Head Women’s Coach
  • Speed,Strength & Conditioning: Vern Gambetta, Nationally-Acclaimed Strength Expert
  • Volleyball: Tom Pestolesi, Irvine Valley Head Coach
  • Water Polo: Kristine Palle, CIF Southern Section Assistant Commissioner for Water Polo
  • Wrestling: Scott Glabb, Santa Ana High School Head Coach

All of the above instructors will introduce expert guest speakers in their classes. The cost for an entire athletic department to attend the California Coaches Conference is only $149. For more information and registration, visit the California Coaches Conference.

“This is an incredible opportunity for coaches from Southern California to access some of the best coaches and information available in their particular sport, as well as topics such as leadership and character development,” said Tom White, MCAA Program Director. “We provide this conference in large measure as a service to the Southern California and Orange County community of coaches in recognition of the powerful impact they have on young lives.”


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