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Resources for perspectives on various aspects of Coach for College

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Below please find digital versions of various info sheets that give an overview of the program, its history, rationale, and measured impact on both participants and children in Vietnam.


For a printed copy of any materials, please do not hesitate to contact us.

for Student-Athletes

Impact on Student-Athletes

Impact on Youth


General Program Info

University Partners Map

Administrator FAQs

Advantages of CFC

Program Overview

The Case for CFC

Challenges facing Student-Athletes

Book of Student-Athlete Stories

Role of a Partner University

Op-Ed Article

In the News: Articles & Blogs

Tar Heel Travelers: Alexis Amato and Lexi Walters

UNC Rowing

Hello Tar Heels!


We recently got back from an amazing experience in Vietnam through the Coach for College program.  Coach for College is a program that takes collegiate American athletes across the world to Vietnam. During the month of June, we were stationed at middle school camps in rural Vietnam and worked with other American university students along with Vietnamese university students to teach both academic and athletic lessons to Vietnamese youth! Our efforts were in an attempt to decrease the school drop-out rate and increase the health and physical activity enjoyment of the Vietnamese children.

Hoosier's Life Changes in Coach for College

Indiana Track & Field

Derrick Morgan ran four years of track and field in cream and crimson before earning his bachelor’s degree in sports management.

But to the IU graduate it was the red that he wore in Vietnam that made the 
biggest difference.

Summer Blog: Kelly McGrath

Boston College Swimming

Early this summer, I participated in a volunteer-service program called Coach for College. The goal of the organization is to promote higher education through sports and similar competitive initiatives to Vietnamese youth living in rural areas. Along with 7 other student-athletes from across the country, we taught academic classes, life skill classes, and sports to 8th and 9th graders for three weeks. Although none of us knew Vietnamese, we quickly learned that sports can transcend linguistic and cultural barriers and help build confidence and motivate kids in a variety of positive ways.

Gamecocks Teach and Receive Inspiration in Vietnam Trip

South Carolina Sand Volleyball and Track & Field

South Carolina’s Erika Rucker and Maddie Frome were in a much different classroom setting than they were accustomed to this summer. Rucker, a fifth year senior on the track and field team, and Frome, a junior on the beach volleyball team, went to Vietnam to teach underprivileged children as part of the Coach for College program, which is a non-profit organization that offers student-athletes the chance to teach youths in rural parts of developing countries.

Teaching Through Sports

Wisconsin Track & Field

The day after UW-Madison discus thrower Hanna Barton competed at the Junior Nationals track meet in Eugene, Ore., she was on her way to Vietnam. After nearly 24 hours on several planes, she made it there in late June where she spent three weeks working with 120 middle school aged students.

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