Parent Lecture: Transforming the Culture of Sports

Former NFL player, named “The Most Important Coach in America,” speaks at Inly School on Oct 23

Parent Education Talk is Co-Sponsored by the South Shore YMCA

Named the “Most Important Coach in America” by Parade Magazine and one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute for International Sport, Ehrmann also works with corporate, civic and community organizations and associations to promote growth, teamwork, effectiveness and individual responsibility.

Named the “Most Important Coach in America” by Parade Magazine and one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute for International Sport, Ehrmann also works with corporate, civic and community organizations and associations to promote growth, teamwork, effectiveness and individual responsibility.


Calling for a transformation of sports culture in America, nationally renowned sports educator Joe Ehrmann will bring his message to South Shore parents, coaches and educators on Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm. Ehrmann’s talk on “Coaching for Change” will be held in the Meehan Family Artsbarn at Inly School in Scituate, as part of the Omran Nelson Speaker Series, a parent education initiative designed to foster lifelong learning in the community. Co-sponsored by the South Shore YMCA, this talk is open to the public. Tickets are $20 and will be available online at www.inlyschool.org starting September 23. For more info, call 781-545-5544.

About Joe Ehrmann

Named the “Most Important Coach in America” by Parade Magazine and one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute for International Sport,

The 13-year pro football veteran and former Colts’ Man of the Year first made a name for himself at Syracuse University as an All-American football player and lettered lacrosse player. To read more, see coachforamerica.com

About “Coaching for Change”

Donna Milani Luther, head of Inly School, believes strongly in Ehrmann’s message and has arranged for him to hold a pre-talk workshop for Inly teachers and coaches, along with coaches from the South Shore YMCA.

Ehrmann also works with corporate, civic and community organizations and associations to promote growth, teamwork, effectiveness and individual responsibility. His diverse client list includes the NFL, NCAA, Cal Ripken Foundation and U.S. Lacrosse Foundation; Boeing, Verizon and Transamerica Capital; Teach for America, University of North Carolina and the U.S. Naval Academy and Coast Guard Academy.Ehrmann’s talk on “Coaching for Change” challenges audiences to rethink and redefine the place and purpose of sports in our country. He also discusses sports and gender and takes on the problem of destructive and damaging myths and stereotypes that are perpetuated by culture and played out in the sports arena.

“Joe’s holistic approach to coaching aligns perfectly with who we are as a school,” says Milani-Luther. “It’s not about winning a game, it’s about winning in life. The message is that we’re all in this together—which leads to cooperative learning and to the kind of teamwork that I think kids need in this century.”

Jabari Scutchins, physical education instructor at Inly School, agrees. “Sports are a great gateway for teaching important life lessons. As teachers and coaches, we can set the right tone and teach the right lessons. Sports can encourage positive problem-solving and critical thinking, and build communication and leadership skills. Building confidence in children is much more important than competition.”

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