Coaches, Should They be Teachers? IAHPERD Takes a Stand

April 1984
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Spring1984, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p9
Academic Journal
This article discusses the issue of whether or not school coaches should be teachers and focuses on the requirement by the State of Iowa that coaches hold a teacher's certificate or a coaching endorsement. A debate surrounded a proposed legislative change that would allow coaches who weren't certified teachers to be hired. There was also a proposal to create the position of hearing officer to determine whether a teacher could be terminated or not, taking the authority for this function from the school boards. The Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance submitted a position paper on the issue and supported the appointment of certified teacher/coaches.


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