Temple math professor Raymond Coughlin is living with the attitude of an athlete: if you come to an obstacle, don’t crawl under, hurdle it.
Many of us would love to have that sort of attitude in everything that we do, which is why Professor Coughlin has organized a seminar to let everyone know about the power of coaching.
This Sunday at 9 a.m. in Gladfelter Hall, motivation will take center stage at “Rudy’s Clinics for Champions,” a motivational seminar on coaching and its impact on youngsters, under Coughlin’s organization.
Headlining an impressive list of scheduled speakers is the man whose life was portrayed in the film “Rudy”, Mr. Daniel “Rudy” Reuttiger, along with his first football coach at Notre Dame, Gordie Gillespie.
The speakers will also include former Phillies manager Terry Francona and his mentor/coach Jerry Kindall, St. Joesph’s women’s basketball coach Stephanie Gaitley, as well as Temple professors Tina Sloan-Green and Dr. Michael Jackson.
“It will be one of the most inspirational days you will ever experience,” Coughlin said. “You learn to do life.”
The seminar is open to all Temple students who want to learn a little about the coaching profession and how it can affect the lives of others. The seminar costs $10 for students, $50 for adults and $35 for adults attending in groups of at least five. Students and adults can register by phone at 1-800-262-2413, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Coughlin feels that the seminar is an exciting opportunity for people to recognize the important role of coaches in many lives and to see how rewarding it is to be a coach.
You do not have to be an avid sports fan to attend the seminar. It is open to all that want to hear some incredible stories, meet dynamic speakers and be motivated to persevere.
At just maybe it will change your life.