MCE Student Success Stories

Student Success Stories

“I’ve been presented teaching and coaching opportunities at the collegiate level directly because I completed the MCE program. These doors would not be opening for me had I not received my Master of Coaching Education from Ohio University.”

— Richard McArthur
2013 Graduate


“I was looking for a master’s program that would allow me to still coach and not lose that step since I’m already a head coach. I also wanted to get a master’s in something that I enjoy doing, and that is coaching.”

— Janelle Higgins
2012 Graduate


“I chose this program over other master’s programs because of the ease of online classes and how it fits into what I am doing now. I don’t have to pick up and move somewhere else. I can keep coaching while moving up my education to the next level.”

— Matt Karlgaard
2012 Graduate


“The master’s degree program at Ohio University has opened my eyes tremendously regarding a new approach to coaching athletics. The courses that are offered for the program are detailed, well-organized, and thoroughly planned out for whatever sport you coach. This is a well-rounded program for those who want to improve their coaching abilities.”

— Ellison Huggins
2014 Graduate


“I am so happy about the love and passion for sports that this program ignited in me. I’ve always loved sports, but this program gave me a level of passion for coaching that I’ve never had before. In fact, when I was almost finished with the program, I was excited about getting my master’s degree, but at the same time I didn’t want it to end!”

— Jim Whittaker
2013 Graduate


“The thing I liked most about the program was that it was an online program that included on-campus seminars. It was very important to me to have a connection to the university and to my classmates, even though most of the work was online. I was really glad to get to meet the program director, some of the professors, and my program cohorts during the seminars. I made coaching connections with people who coach completely different sports and who I would not have met otherwise. Having conversations with them during our coursework, and even now after we’ve all completed the program, is extremely valuable to me. I have a whole new network of coaching colleagues with whom I can communicate.”

— Channing Kimball
2013 Graduate