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Winning Ways of Women Coaches

Winning Ways of Women Coaches

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    We’ve entered a new era of women in coaching. Women coaches across the globe have triumphed, using their expertise, experience, and sustained success to break down barriers and establish new standards of excellence in their coaching roles.

    Winning Ways of Women Coaches reflects this new era. Some of the most exceptional women coaches in the world have contributed to this groundbreaking book, each examining a different coaching topic from her unique viewpoint. Representing 15 different sports—including professional football and baseball—and earning more than 50 national championships and dozens of world and Olympic titles, these coaching pioneers provide the acumen and inspiration to succeed in the coaching profession:
    • Lonni Alameda
    • Rachel Balkovec
    • Becky Burleigh
    • Denise Corlett
    • Melody Davidson
    • Kelly Inouye-Perez
    • Roselee Jencke
    • Valorie Kondos Field
    • Melissa Luellen
    • Teri McKeever
    • Missy Meharg
    • Felecia Mulkey
    • Carla Nicholls
    • Carol Owens
    • Carolyn Peck
    • Ellen Randell
    • Nancy Stevens
    • Tara VanDerveer
    • Amber Warners
    • Jen Welter
    Edited by volleyball coaching legend Cecile Reynaud, PhD, the book equips current and aspiring women coaches with innovative strategies and real-world insights to address common coaching challenges, build and maintain successful sport programs, foster player engagement and growth, and further their coaching careers. In addition, contributing coaches weave a common thread throughout the chapters by discussing the importance of building team chemistry and their own approaches to fostering a team culture.

    Whether you’re searching for proven coaching techniques, creative new approaches, or sage troubleshooting advice, Winning Ways of Women Coaches will prove to be your most valuable resource. After reading this book, you’ll discover that it’s your ability to instruct, develop, and care for your athletes—not just your knowledge of Xs and Os—that will propel your career and separate you from the rest.

    Showcasing women coaches who have reached the top of their profession and embodying the idea of “If she can see it, she can be it,” Winning Ways of Women Coaches will reinvigorate current coaches and inspire would-be coaches to make the leap into coaching.


    Aspiring and current women sport coaches.
    Part I. Coaching Career Path and Considerations
    Chapter 1. Checking Your Coaching Competencies
    Valorie Kondos Field
    Chapter 2. Getting a Coaching Position, Growing as a Coach
    Rachel Balkovec
    Chapter 3. Changing Coaching Roles, Advancing Your Career
    Carol Owens
    Chapter 4. Thriving as an Assistant Coach
    Denise Corlett
    Chapter 5. Coaching and Raising a Family
    Ellen Randell
    Chapter 6. Managing Yourself
    Roselee Jencke

    Part II. Program Development and Management

    Chapter 7. Working With Administrators
    Melissa Luellen
    Chapter 8. Building and Sustaining a Winning Program
    Amber Warners
    Chapter 9. Establishing a High-Performance Culture
    Carla Nicholls
    Chapter 10. Developing and Implementing a Strategy
    Melody Davidson
    Chapter 11. Recruiting, Organizing, and Mentoring a Staff
    Tara VanDerveer
    Chapter 12. Planning, Scheduling, and Delegating
    Felecia Mulkey
    Chapter 13. Selling Your Program
    Carolyn Peck

    Part III. Athlete Engagement and Growth

    Chapter 14. Recruiting Athletes to Your Program
    Missy Meharg
    Chapter 15. Defining and Adjusting Athletes’ Roles
    Kelly Inouye-Perez
    Chapter 16. Leading Effectively and Coaching People Up
    Jen Welter
    Chapter 17. Taking an Athlete-Centered Approach
    Nancy Stevens
    Chapter 18. Strengthening Coach–Athlete Relationships
    Teri McKeever
    Chapter 19. Growing Athletes Holistically
    Becky Burleigh
    Chapter 20. Keeping It Fun While Instilling the Values
    Lonni Alameda
    Cecile Reynaud, PhD, was the head coach of the Florida State University (FSU) volleyball team from 1976 until her retirement in 2001, compiling an impressive 635 wins and seven conference championships in her 26 years at the helm. She was twice named Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year (1992, 2000) and has been inducted into the halls of fame of numerous sport organizations, including the FSU Athletic Hall of Fame (2009), the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Hall of Fame (2017), and the USA Volleyball (USAV) Hall of Fame (2020). In 2016, she received the Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Award, the highest award given by USAV.

    Her career spanned international competition as well. She served as an assistant coach for the World University Games (1983) and went on to coach the U.S. Junior National Team (1985). Reynaud held the positions of deputy competition manager for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta and competition secretary for the Goodwill Games. In 2012, she served as the team leader for the USA Women’s Sitting Volleyball National Team at the Paralympic Games. In 2013, she was the team leader and assistant coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team for the FIVB World Grand Prix, and in 2014 she served as the team leader for the Men’s U.S. Volleyball Team at the U21 World Championship in Mexico.

    In a leadership capacity, Reynaud has served on the boards of directors of USAV and AVCA and is a past AVCA president and USAV chair. She has also served on the Performance Enhancement Team for the USA Volleyball Sitting Volleyball National Team and the Commission on Youth Athlete Safety for USA Volleyball. She has served on the boards of directors for the Side-Out Foundation, the FSU Varsity Club, and her local sexual and domestic violence organization. In addition, Reynaud served as board president of WeCOACH, the premier membership organization dedicated to the recruitment, advancement, and retention of women coaches of all sports and levels.

    After her coaching career, Reynaud was a research associate professor at FSU, where she taught graduate and undergraduate classes in the sport management department until her retirement in 2015. She serves as color analyst for collegiate volleyball matches on various television networks and has authored several books, including The Volleyball Coaching Bible (Volumes I and II), 101 Winning Volleyball Drills, Coaching Volleyball Technical and Tactical Skills, and She Can Coach! as well as numerous volleyball DVDs.

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