Together, We Can Make It Happen!
A New Way Forward with Renewed Impetus!
A synergistic approach to advancing the careers and lives of Racial and Ethnic Minority Coaches.
NAFCED is an organization created by coaches, governed by coaches, for the benefit of racial and ethnic minority coaches. Its primary
purpose is the formation of a cohesive organization to address the issues most prevalent in the profession which adversely affect its
Membership and to promote the growth, development and long-term success of racial and ethnic minorities in the coaching profession, at
all levels. NAFCED will provide an array of Membership services which will enhance the careers and employment opportunities of current
and future coaches. The Associations primary objectives are as follows:
To enhance the leadership skills and knowledge of existing head coaches to insure their long term success and continued
career advancement by continuously exposing them to 21st century leadership principles, strategies and methodologies to
enable them to operate their programs and organizations at the highest competitive levels.
To educate and expose lower level and small college head coaches, associate head coaches, coordinators, and assistant
coaches generally at the intercollegiate and professional level of sports to the principles, methodologies, and best
practices of leadership which are critical to establishing a solid foundation for a successful program or organization
and to insure their upward mobility within the profession.
To provide a broad and in depth platform where the dissemination of ideas, philosophies, values, and beliefs can be
shared amongst a diverse group of coaching professionals with the primary objective of strengthening the overall skills
and success of minority coaches currently employed in the profession; and to foster the identification, recruitment,
preparation and development of future minority leaders and coaches in the profession at all competitive levels of
The ultimate objective of the NAFCED is to improve the retention of the existing pool of coaches, to significantly expand
the number of minority head coaches at all levels, and to insure the preservation of the coaching profession as a
viable career option for future generations of minority youth, by cultivating a culture and environment conducive to
their long term professional and financial success.