EDUO 9730: The Legal Liabilities of Teaching/Coaching

Instructors: Dick Bach, Ernie Shaffer
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Course Discription

Nearly every teacher/coach works in an environment where accidents can take place. Class participants will be encouraged to recognize and solve potential problems which could result in liability. Along with learning to provide emergency assistance, the teacher/coach will learn the implications of “liability” as it relates to their occupation and judgment.

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 understand how to use the four-step plan for managing risk in the areas of activities, equipment, facilities, matching of athletes, evaluation of injuries or incapacity, supervision of activities, warning of inherent risks and providing proper emergency assistance.
  • identify and consider additional duties a coach should consider in order to reduce the risk of liability.
  • develop a list of necessary information to design an emergency card which would be unique to his/her coaching assignment.


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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