The Junior College Option

Listen to the Eligibility Coach Blog Radio Show Tuesday, when we discuss the Junior College Option for high school student-athletes. Our guest will be Derrick Arnold the Director of Athletics at Johnston Community College in Smithfield, NC. Arnold was an assistant director of admissions for a Division II school prior to his current position. Arnold also served as an assistant football coach and recruiting coordinator so he will be able to share a wealth of knowledge with our listeners regarding the choice to attend a junior college before a four-year school. To listen to the show live click here.

Women’s College Soccer

If you know a high school student with an interest in competing in the sport of women’s soccer at the college level, have them listen to last week’s blog radio show as we were pleased to have Coach Eric Faulconer as our guest. Faulconer is the head women’s soccer coach at Armstong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA.

The former Deputy Commissioner of the professional Eastern Indoor Soccer League, Faulconer has built two collegiate women’s soccer programs, first at Thomas University where he lead his team to the NAIA National Championship in 2003, then at Armstrong Atlantic University where he started a program in 2005 that finished 11-8 in its first season. Coach Faulconer’s record at Armstrong Atlantic is 121-36-15, including recognition as Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year for the past three seasons, and National Soccer Coaches Association of America [NSCAA] Southeast Region Coach of the Year for four straight years.

His 2011 team advanced to the Final Four and finished the season ranked #3 in NSCAA Division II national ranking. This past fall, 2012, his team earned the Peach Belt Conference regular season and tournament championships. Coach Faulconer knows his soccer and shared a lot of that knowledge with our audience. You may catch the replay here.

Women’s College Basketball

Next week, April 16, Coach Nikki Washington, the head women’s basketball coach at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL will be our blog radio show guest.  Washington was named the Gatorade Florida High School Player of the Year in 1993, and earned high school All-America notices from Street and Smith Magazine as well as from Converse. After college, Washington played professionally in Copenhagen, Denmark, before coaching at the junior college and NCAA Division I levels as an assistant coach.

Since becoming the head coach at Lynn University, Washington has coached the program’s first Sunshine State Conference [SSC] Tournament appearance, won the first SSC Tournament title, and earned the university’s first NCAA Tournament bid. She will share tips and suggestions for high school students interested in competing in women’s basketball at the collegiate level.

If you have any questions to ask during any of our blog radio shows, you may call in using 347-677-1564.

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