Concordia University head wrestling coach Doug Reese has been selected to attend the National Wrestling Coaches Association CEO Leadership Academy on June 18-19 in Edwardsville, Illinois.
Reese is one of 20 collegiate coaches who received a full scholarship to attend the Academy compliments of Mr. Jim Wieland of MH Equipment in Chillicothe, Illinois. This scholarship equates to approximately $5,000 that the NWCA is investing into the professional development of its collegiate coaches.
A variety of topics will be discussed such as fundraising, marketing, ethics, improving retention/graduation rates, communication, and leadership. Specific concepts unique to faith-based colleges will be presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Wrestling Ministry.
“I am excited for this opportunity,” said Reese. “It is an honor to be selected by the NWCA for the CEO Academy. This will not only benefit my skills in directing the Concordia wrestling program, but it will be an advantage to every athlete who wears a Bulldog singlet.”
The NWCA Coaching Leadership Academy was started in 2009 under the guidance of Dr. Dan Gould of Michigan State. The goal of the Academy is two-fold: to help coaches strengthen their CEO skills in an effort to protect their programs and to promote best practices for improving retention and graduation rates.