Best Selling Author
Rory Vaden is the New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success. As a world-renowned speaker, his Tedx talk has been viewed nearly two million times.
Major League Baseball Player
R.A. is a NL Cy-Young Award Winner (2012) and pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. He is the author of the New York Times Best Seller Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball.
Johns Hopkins Lacrosse Coach
In her 24 seasons as head women’s lacrosse coach, Janine is the all-time winningest coach at Johns Hopkins. She is a five-time IWLCA Regional Coach of the Year and author of six books.
University of Missouri Men’s Basketball Coach
Cuonzo is currently in his first season as head men’s basketball coach at Missouri. He coached previously at The University of Tennessee and Cal. Prior to coaching, he played collegiate basketball for Purdue and four years professionally.
A nationally recognized speaker, Inky inspires audiences to embrace life’s challenges. He played football for the University of Tennessee before his career was cut short by paralysis in his arm.
Emily Klueh, LLMSW
Athletic Counselor, University of Michigan
Emily is a clinical athletic counselor for the U-M athletic department’s Performance Psychology Center. As an athlete, Emily won an NCAA championship for the Wolverines and was named Big-Ten Swimmer of the year.
Greg has been the Commissioner of The Southeastern Conference since 2015. Prior, he was the Commissioner of the Southland Conference and golf coach at Northwestern State University.
High School Soccer and Track Coach
Blair Rummel will be starting her third season as the head girls’ soccer coach, assistant girls’ track coach, and assistant strength coach at Prior Lake High School in Savage, MN. She has been teaching health and physical education for 5 years, is the health and P.E. department chair, and has her master’s degree in educational leadership.
What to expect
There are few opportunities for coaches to grow their skill sets beyond the X’s and O’s of their sport.
The Coach Forum offers high school and college coaches an opportunity to learn from highly respected coaches, former athletes, doctors, and sports professionals from around the country that are innovatively leading their athletes, improving their communities, and building thriving programs.
Get to know other like-minded coaches.
Hear dynamic presenters share their tools and experiences.
Interact with speakers and other attendees in smaller sessions.
Some of Our Past Attendees
What the coaches are saying
It is a real asset to my staff to have such quality speakers in one location addressing topics that we all deal with as coaches, but often don’t discuss.
Head Football Coach
Franklin Road Academy
The Coach Forum is an invaluable resource for going beyond the X’s and O’s to learn how to nurture young people on our teams to grow into their best selves.
Women’s Tennis Head Coach
Our entire coaching staff attended The Coach Forum. I can’t put into words what a valuable resource this was for our staff. The Coach Forum is a can’t miss!
Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Tennessee Tech University
Head Softball Coach, University of Alabama
Former Tennessee Titan, Author
Head Wrestling Coach, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Head Football Coach, Austin Peay State University
Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Tennessee State University
Author and Founder, Marvelous University
Dr. Burton Elrod
NFL and NCAA orthopedic Surgeon
Vice President of Youth Development at STARS Nashville
Dr. Chris Carr
Performance Psychologist for the Indiana Pacers
Former Atlanta Falcon, Founder SafetyNet Recovery Center
Former Midfielder for Sky Blue FC, Leadership Consultant at Tribus Allen
Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Vanderbilt University
Former NFL player, Author
Head Women's Soccer Coach, Vanderbilt University
Head Football Coach, Christ Presbyterian Academy
Former Executive Director, NCAA Women's Coaches Academy, Founder of True North Sports
Former University of Michigan Football Player
Olympic Silver Medalist Cyclist, Motivational Speaker
Executive Director of Sage Hill Counseling
Head Men's Tennis Coach, Vanderbilt University
Senior Director of External Affairs, AMEND Together
Performance Psychologist for the Chicago Bulls
Dr. Allen Sills
Professor of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University
Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer
Valorie Kondos Field
Head Gymnastics Coach, UCLA