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Fifth annual Sport Leadership Lecture Series at LCSC kicks off Oct. 4

LEWISTON, Idaho -  A variety of topics ranging from youth sports to careers in athletics highlight the 5th annual Dr. Bob Frederick Sport Leadership Lecture Series during October at Lewis-Clark State College.

In all, there will be 17 presentations/panel discussions during the lecture series, all free and open to the public. During the last four years, more than 60 speakers and panel discussions have been held in the lecture series.

This  year’s event kicks off on Oct. 4 with a panel discussion on youth sports. Other topics include career tips, leadership, coaching, college athletics and the future of sports.

The presenters include Don Verlin, head men’s basketball coach at University of Idaho, Don Showalter, head coach of youth division and director of coaching development for USA Basketball, Mandy Close Kavanaugh, founder and radio host of “Inspired by Her,” and personnel from Washington State University, University of Idaho, Gonzaga University, and LCSC.

The lecture series honors former University of Kansas athletic director Bob Frederick for his life-long commitment to teaching, coaching and athletic administration. The lecture series is supported by the Sport Administration degree program.

LCSC offers a BA and BS in Sport Administration as a co-curricular degree between the Business Division and the Movement & Sport Sciences Division.

The full presentation schedule is listed below and online at Dr. Bob Frederick Sport Leadership Lecture Series.

For more information on the series, contact event organizer Pete Van Mullem at either 208-792-2467 or [email protected].

2017 Dr. Bob Frederick Sports Leadership Lecture Series Schedule:

Oct. 4 “Youth Sports: Trends, Issues And The Future.” Panel discussion. Noon, Sacajawea Hall 115. Panelists: Tim Barker, director of parks and recreation for city of Lewiston; Angela Neumeyer, assistant executive director for Boys & Girls Club of the Lewis-Clark Valley; Gene Straughn, professor at LCSC; and Tracy Collins, head trainer at LCSC.

Oct. 5 “Movement and Sport Science Disciplines: A Shared Commitment in Best Practice.” 7 p.m., Sacajawea Hall 115. Presenter: Jane Shimon, Co-Director of the K-12 Physical Education Program at Boise State University.

Oct. 9 “How Things Have Changed, Stayed The Same, and Where They are Headed.” Noon, Sacajawea Hall 115. Presenter: Peter Isakson, assistant athletic director, University of Idaho.

Oct. 10 “Triumph from Tragedy: The Will to Survive.” Noon, Silverthorne Theatre. Presenter, Ali McWeeny, track and field throws coach, Central Washington University.

Oct. 11 “All in the Plans: How to Successfully Operate Sporting Events.” 1:30 p.m., Library TCC. Skype Presenter: Andrea Travelstead, youth development program manager for USA Basketball.

Oct. 11 “Developing the Proper Culture Within a Team.” 2:10 p.m. Library TCC. Skype Presenter: Don Showalter, head coach youth division for USA Basketball.

Oct. 11 “The T-Pot Experience.” 7:30 p.m. Sacajawea Hall 115. Presenter: Tom Potter, adventure sports enthusiast and entrepreneur, Leavenworth, Wash.

Oct. 12 “Getting Your Foot in the Door.” Noon. Silverthorne Theatre. Skype presenter: Tariq Staton, premium seating service manager for the Utah Jazz.

Oct. 12 “Legacy Sport Leadership.” 12:40 p.m., Silverthorne Theatre. Skype presenter:  Hal Wilson, assistant professor, Georgia Southern University.

Oct. 12 “Playing in Earnest: A Moral Vision and Political Praxis for sport in an Uncertain Age.” 1:30 p.m. Silverthorne Theatre. Presenter: Scott Jedlicka, sport management professor, Washington State University.

Oct. 16 “Transition from Student-Athlete to Coach.” 1:30 p.m. Library TCC. Presenter: Robin Cambier, assistant women’s tennis coach, Washington State University.

Oct. 17 “The Tale of Two Passions: Coaching and Sporting Apparel.” Noon. Library TCC. Presenter: Tim Walker, sales professional, BSN Sports.

Oct. 18 “Finding your Passion: Navigating the Field of Sport and Recreation Management.” Noon. Sacajawea Hall 115. Presenter: KC Sheffler, athletic events manager, University of Idaho.

Oct. 19 “So You Want a Career in the Sport Industry…” Noon. Meriwether Lewis Hall 100. Presenter: Jimmy Smith, sport management professor, Gonzaga.

Oct 24 “The Anatomy of a Game Day.” Noon. Meriwether Lewis Hall 100. Presenter: Marty Northcoff, assistant athletic director, marketing and promotions, Washington State University.

Oct. 25 “Reflections on a Career in College Sport.” Noon. Sacajawea Hall 115. Presenter: Don Verlin, head men’s basketball coach, University of Idaho.

Oct. 30 “Leading with Courage and Confidence: Lessons from Inspiring Women.” 1:30 p.m. Library TCC. Presenter: Mandy Close Kavanaugh, founder/host of “Inspired by Her” podcast and JH consulting recruiting advisor.