Coaching Academy

Begin Your Career in Coaching Now

Are you a skilled leader in sports and in encouraging friends and teammates to give and do their best? We'll help you earn your coaching authorization in Iowa, for free, while you finish high school. Learn coaching theories and techniques, care and prevention of injuries, and human growth and development. Earn this authorization and you can be a coach while working toward a degree in teaching or any field you choose. 

Earn your Coaching Authorization

During high school

  • PEC:110 Coaching Ethics, Techniques and Theory, 1 credit
  • PEC:115 Athletic Development and Human Growth OR PSY:121 Developmental Psychology, 1 credit
  • PICK ONE, 1 credit:
    • BIO:157 Human Biology
    • BIO:163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology
    • BIO:168 Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • PEC:123 Anatomy for Coaching
  • PEC:127 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, 2 credits

Award: Coaching Authorization, 5 credits

Your Career in Coaching

Earning your coaching authorization is a great first step into what can be a lifelong career. There are many paths you can follow. Work in schools or volunteer as a flag football coach. Train athletes one-on-one, whether at the batting cage or on the track. And there's more. Take a look: 

  • High School Athletic Coach
    Train and encourage athletes to improve their performance and build teamwork. High school coaches typically work in teaching positions with the school. 
  • Youth Sports Coach
    Give young athletes the skills to play their best in an individual or team sport such as baseball, basketball,  tennis, or soccer. Volunteer as a coach or work in education.
  • Collegiate Athletic Coach
    Lead a college athletic program. Recruit top talent, organize practices, develop skills, prepare athletes for competition, and make sure they keep up with their studies.
  • Professional Athletic Coach
    Train, guide and motivate professional athletes to win by leveraging the strategies, techniques and rules of the sport. Many also recruit new athletes.
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Career Advancement Centers

Brand new ultramodern facilities for career and technical education programs, including automotive tech, culinary, healthcare, welding, and more. Enjoy multi-purpose labs, classrooms, and a large common area. Your successful career starts here.

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Your Degree = Success

Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.

Explore the value of an associate’s degree

Employment and Wage Outlook

Contact our High School Team

Concurrent Advisors

Joe Shovlain

Joe Shovlain

Concurrent Advisor
jshovlain@eicc.edu
563-244-7014

Office 100B
Advises High School Concurrent: Clinton, Career Academies

Schedule an appointment with Joe

 

College & Career Transition Counselors/Coaches

Holly Hansen

Holly Hansen

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
hmhansen@eicc.edu
563-441-4004
Serves Cal-Wheat and DeWitt Central High Schools

 

Lorene McLaughlin

Lorene McLaughlin

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
ltmclaughlin@eicc.edu
563-244-7192
Serves Bellevue and Maquoketa High Schools

 

Marla Schultz

Marla Schultz

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
mshultz@eicc.edu
563-244-7131
Serves Camanche and Northeast High Schools

Concurrent Advisors

Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Concurrent Advisor
acalderon-flores@eicc.edu
563-288-6035
Advises Durant and Muscatine High Schools

College & Career Transition Counselors/Coaches

Mikayla Cardenas

Mikayla Cardenas

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
micardenas@eicc.edu
Serves Muscatine High School

 

Theresa Putnam Genz

Theresa Putnam Genz

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
tputnamgenz@eicc.edu
563-288-6047
Serves Columbus Junction and Louisa-Muscatine High Schools

Sara Schnepper

Sara Schnepper

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
sschnepper@eicc.edu
Serves Wilton and West Liberty High Schools

Concurrent Advisors

Molly Gleason

Molly Gleason

Concurrent Advisor
mmgleason@eicc.edu
563-336-5241
Advises Assumption, Davenport Central and Davenport North High Schools

 

Lori Perez

Lori Perez

Concurrent Advisor
ljperez@eicc.edu
563-441-4057
Advises Davenport West and North Scott High Schools

 

Jill Spengler

Jill Spengler

Concurrent Advisor
jmspengler@eicc.edu
563-441-4137
Advises Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley High Schools

College & Career Transition Counselors/Coaches

Patricia Madden

Patricia Madden

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
pamadden@eicc.edu
Serves North Scott High School

Coaching Academy: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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