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Poudre School District holds professional development day for coaches

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Poudre School District held its Coaches of Character professional development day on Saturday, hosting more than 250 high school and middle school coaches and athletic directors.

"The Coaches of Character day gives coaches throughout the district the opportunity to come together and celebrate, collaborate, plus learn more about establishing a culture of educationally-based coaching, and using character and integrity as the foundation for the athletic experience we strive to deliver to the student-athletes in the Poudre School District," said Russ McKinstry, the district's athletic director.

It was the second year of the event, and featured a training session from Dr. Jeff Duke, one of the most highly sought-after presenters and trainers in the nation who specializes in helping coaches at all levels learn and utilize education-based coaching principles.

The day also featured panel discussions led by Rich Yonker, Wayne Moddelmog, Tom Lopez, as well as current head coaches in Poudre School District.