By S. S. Hanna

Past successful: Memoir of a Women's football trainer profiles the beginning of a small-college application in women's football. It additionally explores the rewards and tensions of the program's first season whereas commenting on vital concerns in small-college activities and particularly women's activities.

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He was unaware of any. My friend believed that most baseball jobs, like cheap apartments in the student ghettos of university towns, seldom get advertised: they get passed on to friends or friends of friends. "Your best bet," he told me, "is to write the academic deans or vice presidents of small colleges and let them know of your intentions. " That certainly was sound advice. Because my potential appointment to the faculty of a small college would have to be in both the baseball and English programs, such a position would have to be initiated and coordinated by the chief academic officer at the college.

It really is," I agreed. "It's a lot of fun for our family, and it's a joy for the athletes. I strongly believe that our athletes need the support not only of their parents and friends but of their professors as well. And, by the way, I'm not the only professor who shows up at the women's games; several others do also, and they come with their kids or their grandkids. " Lori started to head toward the door. I gathered the clipboard and forms that the players had just completed. "See you tomorrow at practice, Coach," she said.

I also planned to display Page 15 them in the lobby of the dining room and in heavily traveled rooms and hallways in the student center. Finally, I planned to list the new soccer program in the campus bulletin, which contained all sorts of announcements, activities, last-minute instructions to students, special academic and social alerts, and the like. One evening in late August, Rita and I placed the posters in the appointed locations. " my wife asked. "Oh, I'm sure some will," I said, "and after our first meeting, word of mouth will get others.

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