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2015 Coaches School Information

Registration  |  Conference Schedule  |  Vendor Registration  |  Hotel Information

Please join us for the 2015 WAA Coaches School presented by Rush Team Apparel.

Remember, attendance at the entire WIAA Coaches School meets the WIAA coaching requirements for the beginning level and the continuous training level, as well as providing up to 21 clock hours at no additional charge.

$100 Registration Fee ($120 after July 15th) includes:

  • 21 potential Clock Hours
  • Breakfast & lunch both Friday and Saturday
  • Complimentary conference notebook
  • Door prize raffle items
  • Conference t-shirt
  • Friday Evening Coaches Social hosted by the WIAA & Red Lion Hotel

Pre-conference Sports Medicine First Aid and CPR Training have a separate pre-registration fee of $35 if paid by July 15, and a $45 late registration fee after July 15.

The WIAA Coaches School is an excellent opportunity for coaches, advisors and administrators for all activities and athletics to interact, to learn, and to share experiences that contribute to the professionalism of interscholastic coaching.

Enjoy a power-packed conference that will inspire, motivate, and prepare you for the upcoming school year! 

Conference Schedule

The 2015 Coaches School program is still under construction. A full presentation schedule will be created when the information is availalbe.

Scheduled speakers for the 2015 WIAA Coaches School:

General Session:
Bruce Brown - Proactive Coaching
Major Angela Gentry - United States Army
Ken Grant - Motivated Branding
Mike Morgan - Proactive Coaching
Mike Neighbors - University of Washington Head Women's Basketball Coach

Breakout Session Speakers:
Erin Desrochers/Knox Burnett - Opal Food and Body
Brent Barnes - Lake Stevens Wrestling Coach
Maui Borden - Proactive Coaching
Matt Blair - Proactive Coaching
Steve Bridge - Canfield & Associates
Scott Ditter - Selah Football Coach
Emily Edison - Momentum 4 Health
Marty Fortin - Association of Washington School Principals
Aaron Kilfoyle ATC - Apple Physical Therapy/ATI Physical Therapy
Carrie Kosderka-Farrell - Concordia University Softball Coach/Assistant Athletics Director
D'Andre Montgomery - Assistant AD of Compliance, Seattle Pacific University
Dr. Phillip Morgan - Department of Kinesiology, Washington State University
Mike Morgan - Proactive Coaching
Arvin Mosley Jr. - Dreams in Sight Foundation
Toby Schwarz - Whitworth University Track & Field Coach
Jim Peterson - School Employees Credit Union of Washington
Sam Reed - Director of Athletics & Activities, Tacoma Public Schools
Ciara Rink - Kennewick HS Athletic Trainer, WCTSMA
Henry Ruggiero - Director of S&C for Olympic Sports, University of Washington
Roger Scott - Fife SD
Shauna Sheppard
Tim Turner - Richland HS
Julie Vieselmeyer - Flourish & Live

*Schedule/Presenters subject to change

Thursday, July 30 
1:00p – 5:00p    First Aid and CPR Certification
6:00p – 8:00p  Hands-on Taping and Lung Function Testing 
7:30p – 8:30p     Registration
Friday, July 31
7:30a – 8:30a        Registration 
8:30a – 9:00a  Continental Breakfast/Welcome/Introductions
9:00a – 9:50a  General Session 1
10:00a – 10:50    Breakout Session 1
11:00a – 11:50p  Breakout Session 2
12:00p – 1:00p Lunch
12:30p – 12:45p Bruskland Award Presentation
12:45p – 1:00p Smart Choices Scholarship Presentation
1:00p – 1:50p   General Session 2
2:00p – 2:50p   Breakout Session 3
3:00p – 3:50p   Breakout Session 4
4:00p – 4:50p   General Session 3
5:30p – 7:00p   Coaches Social
Saturday, August 1
7:15a – 8:00a Continental Breakfast
8:00a – 8:50a   General Session 4
9:00a – 9:50A Breakout Session 5
10:00a – 10:50a   Breakout Session 6
11:00a – 11:50a   Sports Specific Information
12:00p – 1:00p    Lunch, WIAA Q&A Concussion Update
1:00p – 1:50p   General Session 5
2:00p – 2:50p   Breakout Session 7
3:00p – 3:50p   Sudden Cardiac Arrest Presentation & Closing
4:00p – 4:30p   Clock Hour Checkout

Hotel Information

Red Lion Hotel-Yakima Center 
607-E. Yakima Avenue 
Yakima, WA 98901 
(509) 248-5900

The Red Lion Yakima Center Hotel has given the WIAA a special room rate of $76.95 (single/double) or $86.95 (Triple/Quad) plus taxes if booked by July 10th. The hotel is on the same property as the Yakima Convention Center. Since summer is the prime tourist season, the Red Lion Yakima Center Hotel has quoted the WIAA Coaches School an advantageous room rate in support of interscholastic activities.

Make housing reservations directly with the hotel (509-248-5900). Identify yourself as being with the 2015 WIAA Coaches School to get the group rate.


Best Western Ahtanum Inn
2408 Rudkin Road
Yakima, WA 98903

Exit 36 off Interstate 82:

Within walking distance of excellent shopping, restaurants, and a movie theatre. Just a short 5-minute drive from the Yakima Convention Center, site of the WIAA Coaches School.

For reservations, please call 800-348-9701. Please mention that you are with the “WIAA Coaches School” room block to receive your special rate.

Holiday Inn
802 East Yakima Ave
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 494-7000

Across the street from the Yakima Convention Center
Holiday Inn Welcomes WIAA Coaches School

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel
9 North 9th Street
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 452-6511

Across the street from the Yakima Convention Center

Yakima Valley Hotel and Conference Center
1507 N 1st St. 
 Yakima, WA 98901
 (509) 248-7850

 Two miles from the Yakima Convention Center

2015 Coaches School

July 31 - August 1, 2015

Yakima Convention Center

Featured Speakers 

Ken Grant

Bruce Brown

Maj. Angela Gentry

Mike Morgan

Mike Neighbors

Baden Sports
New Balance
Snap Raise
Local Ford Stores
Washington Army National Guard
Washington State Patrol
Sports Authority
Apple Physical Therapy
Northwest Sports Photography
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