Liberal head soccer coach Lori Navarro has been selected as one of two "Master" coaches in the state of Kansas. Navarro's Redskins won the state championship this year going 16-5. He teams have won 11 straight WAC titles and advanced to eight of the past nine "Final Fours."
Below is an e-mail sent to Coach Navarro from David Cherry, Assistant Executive Director, and Gary Musselman, Executive Director, Kansas State High School Activities Association.
ASEP (American Sports Education Program), one of the coaching education programs the KSHSAA uses for non-certified staff to be approved to coach in Kansas, would like two Kansas Coaches to be “Master Coaches” that will provide words of wisdom for new coaches at the end of each of their units in their online Coaching Principles classes. The Master Coaches will be featured in the course video that accompanies both the classroom and online courses. They are currently asking key state associations like Kansas to identify two coaches that would be good prospects to act in the capacity of the “Master Coach”. They are looking for coaches that exemplify ASEP’s motto of “Athletes First, Winning Second.” In other words, successful coaches that do it the right way for the right reasons! As Gary Musselman and I were tossing names around we thought of you right away. ASEP would fly you in to Champaign Illinois on a weekend in mid-to-late January 2012 to serve on a “Master Coaches” panel discussing important issues new coaches need to know about.
Lori has accepted the offer, and will travel to Champaign, IL to be a part of this event.