Board of Directors
USCCE Board of Directors 2024 Nominations
Interested in getting more involved in the USCCE? Consider running for one of the open USCCE Board of Directors seats in 2024. There are four positions available this year – Treasurer, NCACE Chair, and two Member-At-Large Representatives. Deadline to nominate is on or before March 1st, 2024. Elections will be held in late April and the new board members will be announced at the North American Coach Development Summit in Columbus, Ohio on June 10-12. Self-nomination is encouraged and individuals must be members to apply.
Description of Duties
Board of Directors
Cam Kiosoglous is an Assistant Professor at Drexel University and a long time National Team and Olympic coach. He currently serves as the Coordinator of Sport Science at USRowing and has worked with a variety of organizations in coaching development. His research interest includes long-term coach learning, reflective practices and professionalization of coaching.
Tammy Sheehy is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Coaching Minor at Bridgewater College. She earned her Ph.D. in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology from West Virginia University. Her research broadly centers around enhancing coach performance and well-being, primarily through exploring the role of sport psychology.
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At-Large Board Member
Member at Large
Dr. Sean Dahlin is currently an assistant professor/program coordinator of sport management at Central Washington University. Before CWU, he was an assistant professor for two years at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Sean earned his Ph.D. in Sport Management from Ohio State University and has more than 10 years of experience in athletic administration and coaching at the intercollegiate and high school levels. He centers his research on coaching effectiveness, organizational culture, and leadership styles, particularly within intercollegiate athletics.
Member at Large
Melissa Otterbein, MPH, CHES, is the Senior Manager of Fitness & Healthy Lifestyles at Special Olympics International. She is the Managing Editor for the Journal of Emerging Sport Studies, a certified USA Triathlon Level II, and US Masters Swimming certified coach. She was previously the Coaching Education Manager at USA Triathlon, where she developed an elite triathlete and paratriathlete leadership development program. Her research has primarily focused on sport based youth development and athlete mental health, with emphasis now on health promotion for people with intellectual disabilities through fitness. As a coach for athletes across the lifespan for over 15 years and former Division I athlete, Melissa values sport as a catalyst for psychosocial development.
Dr. Cara Cocchiarella (Ed.D., Educational Leadership) is a coach developer with Win Win Consulting and a Professor in Health and Physical Education at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. She is dedicated to empowering sports leaders in pursuit of excellence and to ensuring access and quality programming for all athletes. Her continued engagement and growth in the field of coach development is driven by her passion for inclusive, holistic, athlete-centered coaching, rooted in quality coach education and support.
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