By Dr. Cecile Reynaud
In line with the 50th anniversary of Title IX and reflecting this new era, comes a new book edited by volleyball coaching legend, Dr. Cecile Reynaud, and features 20 esteemed women coaches, representing 15 sports, who each contributed and examined a different coaching topic from their unique viewpoints. Together, these women coaches hold more than 50 National Championships, dozens of world and Olympic titles, and provide the expertise and inspiration for women to succeed in the profession of coaching.
We wanted to provide a special mention to our home-grown contributors, Roselee Jenke, the now retired Queensland Firebirds Netball Head Coach; and Ellen Randell, Rowing Coach for the Australian Olympic Team; as well as University of Florida Retired Soccer Coach, and long-time client of Athlete Assessments, Becky Burleigh. Other contributors to the book include Major League Baseball’s first-ever female manager Rachel Balkovee; NFL’s first female coach, Jen Welter; and Melody Davidson, the Canadian Ice Hockey National Women’s Team Coach, just to name a few.
Endorsed by WeCOACH, (and unofficially by us at Athlete Assessments!), each contributor shares her expertise, insights into how she leads her program to achieve at the highest level, and philosophies she holds for multiple aspects of sport, all of which empower coaches at all levels. Winning Ways of Women Coaches is an excellent example of “If she can see it, she can be it,” carrying with it the hope to reinvigorate current women coaches and inspire those who could, to make the leap into coaching.