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Coaches Passing the Mic

  • Class Type: Special Programming
  • Location: Columbus
  • Start Date: August 13, 2022
  • Time: 8:15 a.m. - 12 noon

It isn’t what coaches teach us through words that make us winners. It’s what they teach us through example. It’s what they teach us about life.

We extend an invitation to this event to ALL interested coahes at ALL levels from little league to club organizations, from elementary to junior/senior high school and college. This is an exceptional learning experience to grow as a coach. The insights you will gain from the engaging transformative conversation will carry over into all areas of your life.

Agenda:

  • 8:15-9 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast, Raider Fieldhouse
  • 9-10:15 a.m. – Open Forum, Fine Arts Theater
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m. – Refreshment Break
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Open Forum
  • 11:30 a.m.-12 noon – Audience Questions

Featuring:

Eric Behrens

Head Basketball Coach:

  • 18 seasons at Omaha Central High School 2001-2014, 2017-2022
  • Record: 389-84 (83%)
  • 7 State Championships: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • 8 State Championship games
  • 7 times Metro Holiday tournament champions

Head Basketball Coach:

  • Peru State College: 2014-2017
  • Record: 53-41
  • 2015-16, 22 and 10, NAIA Division I National tournament qualifier ranked 21st - Heart of America Conference champions 2015-2016
Gaylen Kamrath

Wrestling Coach:

  • David City Public Schools, 1974-2011
  • 181 state qualifiers
  • 94 state medalists
  • 22 state champions
  • 23 state runner-ups
  • Dual Record 162-87-1

Honors:

  • Guy Mytty Award Recipient, 2022
  • Inducted into the 2022 Nebraska High School Athletic Hall of Fame
  • National High School Athletic Coachese Association finalist, 2004
  • Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame, 1999
  • Nebraska Scholastic Coaches Association Coach of the Year, 1984
John Petersen

Head Volleyball Coach:

  • 3 years at Newcastle, Nebraska, and 37 years at Scotus Central Catholic
  • Record: 863-156
  • 15 State Championships
  • 7 State Runner-ups
  • 27 State Tournaments
  • 25 District Championships
  • 23 Conference Championships

Head Basketball Coach:

  • 1 year at Newcastle; 1 year at Little Rock, Iowa; and 23 years at Scotus. Coached another 22 years as a freshmen or JV coach
  • Record: 355-148
  • 3 State Championships
  • 1 State Runner-up as a head coach

Honors:

  • 2012 National High School Volleyball Coach of the Year
  • 2008 National High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 1991 Omaha World Hearld – Nebraska Girls Coach of the Year
  • 1994 and 2007 Lincoln Journal Star – Nebraska Girls Coach of the Year
  • 1993, 2001, and 2006 Nebraska Coaches Association Volleyball Coach of the Year
  • 2003 Nebraska Coaches Association Volleyball Award
Mark Wortman

Coached and taught 46 years:

  • 1975-1979 Heritage High School, Littleton, Colorado
  • 1979-1980 Graduate Assistant, University of Nebraska Omaha
  • 1980-2021 Elkhorn High School

Head Football Coach:

  • 41 Years at Elkhorn High School
  • Record: 356-96
  • Playoffs: 31 years
  • State Runner-up: 5 times, 1987, 1991, 2006, 2010, 2014
  • State Champions: 6 times, 1989, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2011, 2020

Honors:

  • Lincoln Journal Star Coach of the Year – 2021
  • Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame – Inducted 2017
  • Omaha World Herald Coah of the Year – 1993

Class Details

  • Cost: $39, which includes a continental breakfast
  • Address:
    4500 63rd St.
  • Location: CCC-Columbus, Raider Fieldhouse

Contact

For more information, contact Karen Mroczek at 402-562-1249; toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 1249; or kmroczek@cccneb.edu. She also will take your registration if you prefer not to register online.

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