New Sacred Heart Head Wrestling Coach Andy Lausier will be one of 45 collegiate coaches to take part in the Fourth Annual NWCA Coaching Leadership Academy on August 1-2 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. According to the NWCA, "The purpose of this Academy is to utilize peer group discussion among college coaches, athletic administrators, and CEOs to develop 'best practices' for protecting and strengthening intercollegiate wrestling programs through this challenging economy. Further, the NWCA wants to help coaches better align their programs with educational values."
Nationally renowned coaching development expert, Dr. Dan Gould from Michigan State University along with his staff, will be facilitating these discussions. Mentors for the 2012 Leadership Academy are as follows: Ron Beaschler, Mark Cody, Dave Kemmy, Carl Poff, Bill Racich, Archie Randall, Pat Santoro, Brian Smith, Jack Spates, Greg Strobel, and Lenny Zalesky. The NWCA is able to cover the airfare, lodging, meals and convention registration fees for all participants due to the generosity of several wrestling benefactors.
"With the success of the past three Academies, we are looking forward to mentoring another group of outstanding head and assistant coaches," said NWCA President Brian Smith. "This is the second largest group of coaches that we have accepted to the Academy, last year there were 60 coaches enrolled, this continues to show the need for this type of leadership program."