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Masters In Coaching Episode XXII: Athletic Director Devin Wendel

Coach's Playbook

Posted on 5/28/2021 by Petros and Money, Tim Cates

Devin Wendel, Athletic Director, Mount Abraham Union High School

From football player to athletic training, to athletic director, his life has come full circle. From graduating from Mount Abraham Union High School to now Athletic Director at his Alma Mater, he’s Devin Wendel.

Show Highlights

  • How Vermont’s low case rates allowed athletes to complete a full season
  • How Vermont’s athletic seasons played out during the pandemic
  • Why flexibility was key during the past year
  • The injury that waylaid his senior football season in 2007 at Mount Abraham Union High School
  • Why Endicott College was the right fit, both academically and athletically
  • Athletic Trainer and Co-Athletic Director for Montpelier High School
  • Interim for U-32 Middle & High School
  • Why his dream all along was to return to his community
  • How he worked his way up to Head Athletic Trainer and Head Athletic Director at U-32 Middle & High School
  • Why he applied to be Mount Abraham High School’s new Athletic Director after the previous Athletic Directors, Jeffrey and Mary Stetson, retired
  • Why he is so passionate about helping kids meet their goals and be successful
  • How he and Athletic Trainer Megan Quiet work together to help their athletes
  • How training and sports medicine has evolved over the past 12 years
  • Why they require all of their coaches to be CPR certified
  • How creating an Online Emergency Action Plan app has benefited their program
  • Why the MCAA program at CUI was the perfect fit
  • How the flexibility of CUI’s online MCAA program worked with his busy work schedule and during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • How excited he is to interact with other coaches and share his experiences at the CUI MCAA Program California Coaches Conference from July 12 to the 22nd

Tags: Masters in Coaching, Athletic Director

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