Masters in Coaching and Athletics Administration Articles
Draft Day Takeaway: “Who am I?” Determines “Who are You?”
By Kent Noyes, MCAA ‘17
Posted on 4/22/2020 - 5 minute read
This moment brings forth so much emotion and anxiety as all eyes rest on the NFL commissioner as he reads the first player to be drafted and join the professional ranks. A moment, that takes seconds in real-time, sends the entire sports world into great debate on whether a team made the right selection. This is an opportunity for teams to select players that will help ascend their team to the top of the league and, in some cases, become the face of the franchise.
So Goes the Offensive Line, So Goes the Offense
By Jerry Campbell
Posted on 4/1/2020 - 3 minute read
This presentation is designed to take you through the early begins of the great game of football and how offensive line play and the rules that govern got it has evolved in how we coach it today.
By Jerry Campbell
Posted on 4/1/2020 - 5 minute read
The most consistent way to gain the field position advantage is to be good in special teams play. Big plays usually happen when a team or player is unprepared for a situation. On the other hand, when a team is properly prepared, they have put themselves in position to create or capitalize on a break. Therefore, understanding the scope of the kicking and return games and making them a priority are the foundation to solid special teams play.
Creating Positive Sports Experiences
Posted on 11/18/2019 - 3 minute read
With the help of Concordia Irvine’s Master's in Coaching and Athletics Administration (MCAA) program, Alecia Ivery is connecting kids to the joy of sports as both a coach and a leader in an organization called Girls in the Game (GIG).
By Magazine Editorial Team
Posted on 11/1/2018 - 3 minute read
Chad Johnson, MA '16, a self-described “hometown kid” from Orange County, is taking the helm of one of the biggest and best high school football programs in the nation at Mission Viejo High School. Johnson comes equipped with his Master's in Coaching & Athletics Administration (MCAA) degree from Concordia University Irvine, which he says helped change his view of coaching.
The Importance of Selecting the Right Coach
By Kenny Connolly
Posted on 5/10/2018 - 3 minute read
Whether it's a baseball diamond, a basketball court, a pool deck, or any of the other facilities that houses student-athletes, each should be viewed as an extension of the classroom. As such, the head coach and his or her staff are educators in their own right.
Sports Management and Educational Athletics
By Tom White
Posted on 4/20/2018 - 2 minute read
It is important to differentiate between two contrasting areas of emphasis within graduate sport studies. Clarifying these differences will assist prospective students make an informed decision regarding the course of study that best is suited for them.
Paula Weishoff: A Habit of Winning
By Ann Ashmon
Posted on 3/1/2017 - 4 minute read
Paula Weishoff is one of the most decorated players in U.S. volleyball history, with three Olympic medals and two Olympic MVP awards.