A Brewing Controversy: Should Interscholastic Coaches be Certified?

April 1984
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Spring1984, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p5
Academic Journal
This article discusses the changes that have taken place with coaching positions in the public school systems in the country with the expansion of most athletic programs. Until the expansion, coaching positions were adequately handled by members of the physical education staff. The expansion has caused systems to look at teacher/coaches and to look for coaches outside the school. This situation has revived the discussion of whether or not the coaches need to be certified. Some states are moving forward to institute formal certification requirments, while other states are trying to relax their standards to meet the demand for teachers.


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