In today’s world with the pandemic and recent racial justice protests at the forefront, how will coaches’ roles expand even further beyond the playbook? In this episode, we bring together high school and collegiate coaches to discuss their role in today’s world, the realities of being a coach of color, and what the “new normal” looks like.
On June 5, 2020 this episode of GSM Live's guests were Venessa Jacobs (Head Volleyball Coach at Southern University), Kerrick Jackson (Head Baseball Coach at Southern University), Geoff Arnold (Assistant Coach for Mens Basketball at Rider University), Lou Richie (Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland Boys Basketball Coach), Dawn Staley (Hall of Fame player, South Carolina Women’s Basketball Coach, 3X Olympic gold medalist, Naismith Player of the Year ’91 & ’92, Naismith Coach of the Year ’20).
Hosted by: Dr. Scott Brooks, Director of Research for the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University.
About GSM Live
Global Sport Matters Live is a conversation series presented by Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University and Global Sport Matters. Diverse thought leaders and experts will come together virtually to give their perspective on the most relevant issues impacting sport. From their corner of the globe, a rotation of guests will discuss what they’re facing locally, take questions and ideas from a virtual audience, and share solutions that improve the world of sport.
COVID-19 is the rival no one in sport could game plan for. As many live events remain at a standstill and the world keeps adapting, how is sport resetting upon its staggered returns?