Coach Karen Finds Purpose with Coaching Corps
Coach Karen Florian grew up playing sports in San Luis Obispo, something she says helped her learn discipline and to try her hardest. She knows the difference good coaches can make: “In middle school, my gym teacher told me I was good at running and he built up my confidence ...
Coach Iman Stetson: The Real Power of Sports
The Real Power of Sports Coach Iman Stetson – or Coach S. as her players call her – understands the power of sports. She was fortunate enough to grow up playing volleyball, basketball, golf, track and soccer with coaches who cared for, nurtured and mentored her. “My most influential coach was ...
Coach Colton: Paying It Forward
When Colton Alexio learned that his high school coach of four years, Ron Murphy, had been diagnosed with cancer, Alexio was distraught. “Coach Murphy – one of the most influential people in my life – said that he would be there for us ‘no matter what’, in sickness or ...
Coach Vince
The whistle blows. Kids laugh as they race up and down the court. The sound of shoes screeching on the court is drowned out by the even louder sound of parents cheering for their kids. This is a normal Saturday for the Boys and Girls Club at Mara Vista ...
Coach Sam and LaRod Jones
Coaching Corps coach Sam Fein knows coaching can change lives. “Through coaching, you can give kids more confidence, raise their self-esteem and provide them with a chance to grow,” he says. One of the kids he is watching chart a path to success is 14-year-old LaRod Jones. LaRod says he ...
Coach Abhi
“All kids deserve a safe place to play, the chance to be physically active and to experience all of the wonderful things about sports,” says Abhi Sharma, Coaching Corps chapter president at Emory University. “Sports and my coaches taught me to never give up and that if you put ...
Coach Harrison

Coach Harrison is a third-year student at the University of California – Berkeley.  As an economics major, Harrison is familiar with concepts such as “elasticity” and “deflation”.  But a concept that drove him to sign up for Coaching Corps was “disparity”.

“Sports played a significant role in my childhood.  ...
Coach Mike
Each week, Coach Mike Medeiros meets his team at Colonial Acres Elementary in Hayward, CA. He coaches the kids in his neighborhood hoping that they feel they have role models to look up to. “I grew up in this area,” says Medeiros. “I didn’t really have a positive male ...
John
To my players, Thank you for being great kids … not just basketball players who played for me, but wonderful kids ...  and I am so proud of you all. When this season is over, I hope you never forget how special you kids made it … I never played ...
Amaru
When Coach Amaru (Coach Ru) began coaching sixth graders at an afterschool program in Berkeley, he was a busy college student starting his senior year at UC Berkeley. Even so, he made time to coach two seasons of basketball and track and field – showing his players the fundamentals of ...

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An evening featuring managers Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants, Bob Melvin of the Oakland A’s and head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers and including participation from the Golden State Warriors, the Oakland Raiders and the San Jose Sharks.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

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