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| ||Attend Grad School Free Via Your Sport|
|I have worked with lots of high school students and successfully placed them in undergraduate programs. Many with athletic scholarships/grants, others simply getting schools that might only have dreamed about attending.|
Occasionally I hear from a student who is about to graduate college, asking if I could help find them a Graduate Assistantship so that they could pursue their master's degree.
Steps to Achieving This Goal:
- Obtain a coaching license in your sport.
- Work as a volunteer with developing players. You can start doing this while in high school.
- Begin networking early, select schools where a master's program is offered in your particular major.
- Contact Pat Grecco for help.
What You Will Receive as a Grad Assistant:
- A small salary sometimes called a stipend.
- Free graduate classes, yes no tuition paid.
- Discounted room and board.
- GA's are part of the coaching staff, receiving
respect and all privileges.
Doug Hess was an outstanding Soccer Player at Commack High School, Commack, New York, the next town over and I knew his Dad, Bob Hess who was the long-time Women's Soccer Coach at Farmingdale State University. Doug came to see me and asked about Grad Assistantships. We talked, and he mentioned he was about to receive a Bachelor of Science in Business from Elizabethtown College and he wanted to continue on with a master's degree in education. While playing at Elizabethtown College, Doug was chosen for the D-III All-America Team.
I updated his Athletic-Academic Profile, we discussed his intended major, and then I researched and wrote to about twenty-five schools. Doug was contacted by Head Coach Jerry Sheska at East Stroudsburg University, got the GA job and received his Master of Education degree from that school.
After a successful Head Coaching position at Campbell University, 74-70-9 record, Doug was named the 5thHead Coach in the 64-year history at Drexel University in January 2010.