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New ‘Developing Women Coaches’ Graduate Assistantships Program

June 06, 2019

Angelo State University’s College of Graduate Studies and Research has added a new Developing Women Coaches (DWC) graduate assistantship program within its Master of Education (M.Ed.) in coaching, sport, recreation and fitness administration (CSRF) degree plan – and is now accepting applications for the fall 2019 semester.

Rambelles softball is one of the teams open to the new DWC graduate assistantships.Rambelles softball is one of the teams open to the new DWC graduate assistantships.The DWC graduate assistantships offer a distinct opportunity for women interested in coaching to complete a CSRF master’s degree while also engaging as a graduate assistant coach with one of the ASU women’s collegiate athletic teams. Nine positions are available, one each for Rambelles basketball, cross county, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and strength and conditioning.

Katie ScottKatie Scott“The DWC graduate assistantship program offers a great opportunity for coaches to gain experience in the highly competitive women’s athletic programs at Angelo State,” said Katie Scott, associate head softball coach. “We look forward to the opportunity to work with future women coaches, as they too will be a valuable asset to our athletic programs.”

To be eligible for a DWC graduate assistantship, applicants must be accepted into the CSRF master’s degree program. Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.75 grade point average, as well as at least one year of coaching experience, two years of competing in collegiate athletics, or a demonstrated knowledge of the sport requested for the assistantship. Applicants will be selected based on their credentials, compatibility with one of the ASU women’s athletic teams, passion to become a collegiate coach, and recommendations.

Once approved for a DWC graduate assistantship, students will be required to attend classes for two fall and two spring semesters and the two summer sessions in between. They will also attend two week-long summer symposiums on women in sport (one each summer), and complete 300 hours of supervised coaching, including 50 hours in athletic administration, during each fall and spring semester (1,200 total).

Dr. Veronica SnowDr. Veronica Snow“Experience is a vital part of education,” said Dr. Veronica Snow, DWC assistantships coordinator. “Our goal is to increase opportunities for women in the collegiate coaching environment. The combination of assisting the high-quality ASU athletic teams and the education received through the CSRF program allows students to leave ASU primed for success in a collegiate coaching setting. We are excited to have both the CSRF program and Athletics Department work together to achieve this goal.”

Applicants accepted into the CSRF degree program will automatically be considered for Carr Academic Graduate Scholarships. The nine DWC graduate assistantships will include a tuition-and-fee waiver and a $2,200 stipend for each fall and spring semester. Students who stick to the degree plan will be eligible for free summer housing in an ASU residence hall, if needed.

Review of applicants will begin June 10 to start the CSRF degree program with a DWC graduate assistantship in the fall 2019 semester. Graduate students may also enroll in the CSRF degree program without a DWC graduate assistantship.

More details on the DWC graduate assistantships are available at www.angelo.edu/dwc/.

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