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Jan. 6, 2023

Season 2, Episode 9: Finding the Right Fit as a Leader w/Mark Ribbens

If you spent any time inside of a high school, then you know, the Athletic Director is one of the most important roles, working mainly behind the scenes, ensuring athletes have a first-class experience. It can be a thankless job at times requiring exhausting hours, but thankfully we have people who continue to answer the call. Season 2, Episode 9 features Mark Ribbens, Athletic Director at Wauconda High School (IL) since 2017. 

My takeaways:

  • By focusing on educating the whole person, coaches will provide tools student-athletes can utilize to navigate post secondary life
  • Education-based athletics will teach student-athletes time management, problem-solving skills, servant leadership and how to be unselfish
  • Needing every available resource, head coaches should build a relationship with parents that invites them to become active in the program, which will ultimately help the HC

Listen to the whole episode here!