EDUO 9723: Discover Your Coaching Style

Instructors: Dick Bach, Ernie Shaffer
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Course Description

Coaches need to understand the reasons “why you coach” as well as the attributes of a “good coach”. The students will be required to compare and contrast a wide variety of coaching styles in developing their own coaching philosophy.

Required Text: Successful Coaching-4th Edition by Rainer Martens, Human Kinetics; 4 edition
(February 17, 2012)

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, the participants will have had the opportunity to:

  • examine and develop his/her own philosophy of coaching.
  • understand his/her personal reasons for coaching.
  • understand the importance of the “Bill of Rights for Young Athletes.”
  • examining and understand the co-operative style of coaching.
  • understand the importance of the three main attributes of successful coaches.


Dick Bach

B.S., M.S. Physical Education

Taught and coached 7-9 Jr. High students for five years.

Taught mathematics and physical education at the High School level for 35 years.

Had experience as a Department Head in physical education.

Helped to develop a state granted voluntary integration program.

Richard’s personal interests are golf and helping others succeed.

Ernie Shaffer

B.A., M.A. Administration

Taught Elementary 5 years, Jr. High 5 years, Senior High 5 years and Adult Ed. 2 years.

Administration Grades K-12 19 years.

Coached variety of sports grades 6-12.

Developed Leisure Living Program for Grades 6-12.

Leisure interests-fishing, reading, poker and Senior Softball.

  • Price: $149
  • 1 Semester Credit/Unit

Instructors: Dick Bach, Ernie Shaffer

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