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GSM Live (video): Coaching in the "New Normal"

Sport is returning. Expected profit losses are discussed daily prompting most to rush a restart, while for others it's an end to their team. As we see parts of the world reopening with eyes on sport in particular, it will be the coaches that will deal directly with success or fallout moving forward.

During the pause, Assistant Coach Geoff Arnold leads Zoom Sundays, an online gathering of coaches from all levels and experience, co-hosted by Dr. Scott Brooks. The calls are a way to bring guidance, community and guest speakers to coaches around the nation. Topics around career advancement, NIL ruling, media scrutiny for coaches of color, and what this “new normal” means are just the tip of the iceberg.

All levels of coaches today face a growing number of challenges to navigate: physical safety requirements, strict policies on training and live games, not to mention job safety. In addition, they are tasked with bringing the best out in their team through mental stress they, their staff, and their players may be experiencing. 

In today's world with the pandemic and recent racial justice protests at the forefront, how will coaches' roles expand even further beyond the playbook?

On this episode, we bring together high school and collegiate coaches to discuss their role in today's world, the realities of being a coach of color, and what the "new normal" looks like.

Joining the conversation:

Venessa Jacobs |  Head Volleyball Coach at Southern University                                                              Kerrick Jackson | Head Baseball Coach at Southern University                                                                  Geoff Arnold | Assistant Coach for Mens Basketball at Rider University                                                        Lou Richie | Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland Boys Basketball Coach, Co-founder of Triple Threat Academy    Dawn Staley | American basketball Hall of Fame player, South Carolina Women's Basketball Coach, three-time Olympic gold medalist, Naismith Player of the Year '91 & '92, Naismith Coach of the Year '20

Led by:

Scott Brooks | Director of Research at Global Sport Institute