Coaching Academy

Begin Your Career in Coaching Now

Are you a skilled leader in sports and in encouraging friends and teammates to give and do their best? We'll help you earn your coaching authorization in Iowa, for free, while you finish high school. Learn coaching theories and techniques, care and prevention of injuries, and human growth and development. Earn this authorization and you can be a coach while working toward a degree in teaching or any field you choose. 

Earn your Coaching Authorization

During high school

  • PEC:110 Coaching Ethics, Techniques and Theory, 1 credit
  • PEC:115 Athletic Development and Human Growth OR PSY:121 Developmental Psychology, 1 credit
  • PICK ONE, 1 credit:
    • BIO:157 Human Biology
    • BIO:163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology
    • BIO:168 Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • PEC:123 Anatomy for Coaching
  • PEC:127 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, 2 credits

Award: Coaching Authorization, 5 credits

Your Career in Coaching

Earning your coaching authorization is a great first step into what can be a lifelong career. There are many paths you can follow. Work in schools or volunteer as a flag football coach. Train athletes one-on-one, whether at the batting cage or on the track. And there's more. Take a look: 

  • High School Athletic Coach
    Train and encourage athletes to improve their performance and build teamwork. High school coaches typically work in teaching positions with the school. 
  • Youth Sports Coach
    Give young athletes the skills to play their best in an individual or team sport such as baseball, basketball,  tennis, or soccer. Volunteer as a coach or work in education.
  • Collegiate Athletic Coach
    Lead a college athletic program. Recruit top talent, organize practices, develop skills, prepare athletes for competition, and make sure they keep up with their studies.
  • Professional Athletic Coach
    Train, guide and motivate professional athletes to win by leveraging the strategies, techniques and rules of the sport. Many also recruit new athletes.
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Career Advancement Centers

Brand new ultramodern facilities for career and technical education programs, including automotive tech, culinary, healthcare, welding, and more. Enjoy multi-purpose labs, classrooms, and a large common area. Your successful career starts here.


Your Degree = Success

Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.

Explore the value of an associate’s degree

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Contact our High School Team

Liz Bloom

Liz Bloom

Advises High School Concurrent: Camanche and Northeast


Holly Hansen

Holly Hansen

Advises High School Concurrent: Cal-Wheat and DeWitt Central


Lorene McLaughlin

Lorene McLaughlin

Advises High School Concurrent: Bellevue and Maquoketa


Joe Shovlain

Joe Shovlain

Office 100B
Advises High School Concurrent: Clinton, Career Academies

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Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Advises High School Concurrent: Durant and Muscatine

Theresa Putnam Genz

Theresa Putnam Genz

Advises High School Concurrent: Columbus Junction and Louisa-Muscatine

Molly Gleason

Molly Gleason

Advises High School Concurrent: Assumption and Davenport North


Lori Perez

Lori Perez

Advises High School Concurrent: Davenport Central, Davenport West, and North Scott


Jill Spengler

Jill Spengler

Advises High School Concurrent: Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley

Coaching Academy: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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