THE COACH FORUM

Coach Forum 2023 Information Coming Soon

COMMUNITY BUILDING

EXPERT INSIGHT

LEADERSHIP GROWTH

THE BEST ONE-DAY GROWTH OPPORTUNITY FOR COACHES AND ADMINISTRATORS WHO WANT TO POSITIVELY IMPACT THE LIVES OF THEIR PLAYERS AND COMMUNITIES

DARON ROBERTS

Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation, University of Texas 

 

Daron K. Roberts (@CoachDKR) is a former NFL coach, founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation (CSLi) at the University of Texas, and author of A Kids Book About Empathy and Call an Audible.  Call an Audible was named a #1 New Release and Best Seller by Amazon.  Sports Illustrated selected the book as one of its “Best Sports Business Books of 2017”.  A graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School, Daron is a highly sought after transition coach. He coaches executives and elite athletes to wage war against their status quo.

PAT MURPHY

Alabama Head Softball Coach

From a humble start to a national championship, Murphy has taken Alabama to the top of the college softball world. Beginning with his days as an assistant in the very first years of the Alabama softball program, Murphy has emerged as the face of a team that has grown under his leadership to become one of the most consistently successful programs in the nation. Murphy has turned his program into an absolute model of consistency, having guided Alabama to its first national title, 21 consecutive NCAA tournaments, and appearances in 12 Women’s College World Series. Since the Super Regional round was introduced to the NCAA Tournament in 2005, Alabama is the only team in the country to appear in all 15 series, winning 10 of them. It is Murphy’s desire for perfection that has guided the Tide to the upper echelon of the softball world. His hard-nosed work ethic has led the program to as high as No. 1 in the national rankings, reached for the first time in program history during the 2007 season.

KELLIE HARPER

University of Tennessee Head Women’s Basketball Coach

In 18 complete years as a Division I head coach, Harper has led her teams to a 348-235 record and 14 postseason appearances (7 NCAA/7 WNIT) through the 2021-22 campaign. She has piloted her squads to 14 top-three league finishes and four conference tourney titles along the way, and in 2021-22 she guided Tennessee to the NCAA Sweet 16, equaling her run with Missouri State in 2018-19 before she was hired by her alma mater.

Harper is 63-27 overall and 30-15 vs. SEC competition during a quick makeover on Rocky Top, ranking third in winning percentage in league games behind only South Carolina’s Dawn Staley and LSU’s Kim Mulkey. Harper and Staley are the only SEC coaches to guide their teams to top-three SEC finishes in each of the past three seasons, and UT and USC were the only league squads to advance into the NCAA Round of 16 in 2022.

Harper is married to Jon Harper, an assistant coach on her staffs at Western Carolina, NC State, Missouri State and now Tennessee. The Harpers welcomed their first child, son Jackson, in November 2013, and had a daughter, Kiley, in June 2018.

 JOSH  SHIPP

Author and Motivational Speaker

A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, Josh is renowned for the documentary TV series on A&E that followed his groundbreaking work with youth and families.

He has written two national bestsellers to date, “The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans” – winner of the Nautilus Gold Award for Parenting & Family – and “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination.”


Thanks to the support of teachers, counselors, and a wonderful set of foster parents, Josh went on to be listed on Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 list, and is now a postgraduate student at Harvard himself, further honing his skills in persuasive communication.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The Coach Forum is a large annual event in Nashville, TN with keynote speakers and small-group workshops that inspire coaches to be better leaders and mentors for their players. 

Community Building

Get to know other like-minded coaches.

EXPERT INSIGHT

Hear dynamic presenters share their tools and experiences.

Leadership Growth

Learn best practices from transformational leaders in the athletic community

REGISTRATION

Coach Forum 2023 Information Coming Soon
Rocketown, 601 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

EARLY BIRD

$99

Early Bird Tickets available through May 31st

REGULAR PRICE

$139

General admission ticket available
June 1st – July 14th

BRING THE TEAM

$79

Bring a team of 6 or more to
receive further group discount

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