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Coaching Science Students Hear from Panel of Successful Coaches

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Students enrolled in Oklahoma State University’s Coaching Science minor program recently participated in a coaching ethics symposium that included a panel of coaching and athletic administration veterans.

Speakers included five members of the 1964-1965 OSU basketball championship team – Gene Johnson, Bill Fisher, Les Berryhill, Paul LaBrue and Jack Herron – and Bill Brown, an All-American wrestler from Kansas State University.

Led by LaBrue, one of the winningest coaches in Kansas women’s high school volleyball, discussion revolved around ethical situations that might be experienced by students when they enter coaching careers. All six speakers were collegiate athletes who have gone on to successful coaching careers.

In addition to LaBrue, guests included Gene Johnson, a sports author and international athletic director; Bill Brown, Kansas high school wrestling coach; Bill Fisher, the winningest baseball coach in Oklahoma high school with over 1000 wins; Les Berryhill, former assistant coach to Mr. Iba at OSU; and Jack Herron, collegiate basketball coach and a former member of the U.S. Olympic Basketball Committee

The coaching science minor at OSU was established in 2013 using feedback from Oklahoma high school athletic directors. The minor serves as one of Oklahoma’s only collegiate coaching education programs.

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