Photo courtesy of Melissa Ostrow.
BOSTON – Harvard men's basketball head coach Tommy Amaker was a member of a panel discussion at the first annual Sports Leadership Breakfast Tuesday morning, hosted by the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit committed to providing all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.
Amaker was joined on the panel by Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, Boston College men's hockey coach Jerry York and PCA founder Jim Thompson.
The event, entitled "Coffee with the Coaches" benefit featured a panel discussion with Boston coaching icons and other industry experts on the secrets of excellent coaching. The panel discussion was held at Fenway Park's EMC Club. The panel shared personal experiences and explored the role of coaches as key educators capable of shaping young athletes' futures and teaching critical life lessons.
Michael Holley and Glenn Ordway, hosts of "The Big Show" on WEEI 93.7 FM/850 AM Boston, served as moderators.
About the Positive Coaching Alliance
Founded as a non-profit within the Stanford University athletics department in 1998, PCA is committed to providing all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience. To that end, PCA has conducted more than 10,000 live group workshops nationwide for more than 675,000 youth and high school sports coaches, parents, student-athletes and school/organizational leaders. Through workshops and companion online courses, PCA has impacted more than 4.5 million youth.