Spring 2023

Type of Culminating Activity

Student research paper


For my capstone project, I chose to write a coach’s manual. I have coached in our district for five years now, and one of the glaring things that hindered me at times was the fact that I did not have anything to base my decisions or actions off of. When I thought about what we really needed that would benefit the most stakeholders within my district/workplace, I knew that this was it. Having a manual that sets expectations, mission statements, vision, rules, policies, contact information, etc. would greatly improve our ability to do our jobs correctly. Accountability for coaches, administrators, parents, etc. was now something that could be done. We needed a reference or a guide of some sort that was made specifically for coaches and outlined the most glaring issues that we face. Stakeholders include administrators, coaches, parents, kids, and anyone else involved in our athletic programs. This experience has helped me gain so much insight into our programs as well as provided something that can be built upon for years to come. I was able to provide our staff a foundation to begin their programs off of and give all stakeholders an opportunity to be on the same page.

Degree Program

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies


Margaret Sass, J.D., Ed.D.

Peterson, Penn (2023) Coaches Manual.pdf (142 kB)
Created manual for project

Peterson, Penn (2023) Presentation slides.pdf (1578 kB)
Capstone presentation slides



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