Harvard b-ball coach to discuss mentorship, community engagement

The seminar is a partnership between UB’s Center for the Advancement of Sport and Medaille College

Release Date: March 24, 2021

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Helen Drew head shot.
“Coach Amaker’s unique ‘Teach, Lead, Serve’ approach is a model for fostering mentorship and community engagement with young athletes. ”
Helen Drew, director
University at Buffalo Center for the Advancement of Sport

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo’s Center for the Advancement of Sport and Medaille College present “Teach, Lead, Serve: A Playbook For Coaches in a Time of Crisis” from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 25.

The featured speaker will be Tommy Amaker, head coach of the Harvard University men’s basketball team, who will spotlight his “Teach, Lead, Serve” philosophy.

“Coach Amaker’s unique Teach, Lead, Serve approach is a model for fostering mentorship and community engagement with young athletes,” says Helen Drew, director of the UB Center for the Advancement of Sport, and a professor of practice in the university’s School of Law.

Hosted by UB sports law students and sponsored by Project Play WNY, the seminar is open to the UB and Medaille communities, the news media and others interested in improving the interaction and mentoring relationship between coaches and the athletes they supervise.

“The perspective he brings to coaching – bigger than basketball – reflects the Project Play WNY commitment to encouraging healthy youth sports experiences in a diverse community,” says Drew.

Those interested in the seminar can register at this online link or contact Drew at hdrew@buffalo.edu.

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