Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy
The Patton College of Education
Dr. David Carr, Ed.D. has 35 years experience as a youth, club, interscholastic, intercollegiate and profession coach. Dr. Carr’s coaching experience includes soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis and gymnastics. He is also Ohio University’s Club Lacrosse Advisor.
In March 2009, Dr. Carr received the US Youth Soccer Thomas Fleck Award for Excellence in Coaching Education, honoring a lifetime of dedication and far reaching contributions to the process by which youth soccer coaches are educated in America. Dr. Carr is the Coordinator of Coaching Education in the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences at Ohio University. He is the co-author of the US Youth Soccer Official Coaching Manual and co-developer of the US Youth Soccer National Youth License Program and Youth Coaching Modules. As well as a National Staff coach for the US Soccer Federation and a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) where serves on the editorial board of Soccer Journal.
Dr. Carr will also play a principal role in the “Coaching the Whole Child” program initiative that Play Soccer will develop in Cape Coast, Ghana at the Football for Hope Centre. ( Play Soccer is designated partner of FIFA and Football for Hope for the Ghana Centre which is part of the 2010 World Cup Campaign “20 Centres for 2010) . The Centre which is to be one of the first constructed in Africa by FIFA will house Play Soccer’s model core program as well as other health and education programs for the Cape Coast community, and as a magnet teaching centre for Ghana and West Africa.) In Ghana, Dr Carr and Play Soccer will create a program to teach and train Play Soccer volunteer instructors and others in the coaching of young children, specifically inclusive of girls, and with a unique approach to the “whole” child that includes teaching health and social life skills, nutrition, and child development.