Equipping and Empowering Leaders in Athletics to Transform Lives
The Masters in Coaching & Athletics Administration (MCAA) program’s vision is to change the world by graduating men and women committed to transforming (causing a lasting and profound change) the lives of young people while pursuing competitive excellence. An average person impacts the lives of 10,000 others during a lifetime. Leaders in sports, however, influence an exponentially higher number than that. MCAA, therefore, has the privilege and responsibility of working with the most influential leaders in America, coaches and athletic administrators.
These MCAA coaches and administrators will become the pillars and paragons of their families, teams, programs, departments, institutions, and communities. As leaders of stellar character armed with the skills and knowledge necessary for their teams to consistently compete at their best, these highly credible leaders’ primary focus will be to build championship human beings; young people whose habits, character, selflessness, and work ethic will be forged, changed, and strengthened to give them the foundation for a lifetime of success, fulfillment, and significance. This vision will come to life in a culture of grace, where every MCAA student is highly valued and treated with dignity as a child of God.
In MCAA, staff and instructors do more than share best practices, impart valuable information, and cultivate skill sets; they allow their hearts to shake hands with the hearts of MCAA students, mentoring and inspiring these extraordinary men and women to live fully into all that God has called them to be in the lives of the young people He entrusts to them.
The MCAA’s purpose is also a microcosm of the Mission of Concordia University, Irvine, which, guided by Jesus’ Great Commission,