South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association
R. Shell Dula, Executive Director
P.O. Box 50028
Greenwood, SC 29649
W. Keith Richardson
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SOUTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC COACHES ASSOCIATION
CODE OF ETHICS
As a member of the SCACA, I will …
1.Strive to develop in each athlete the qualities of leadership and good judgment. 2.Respect the integrity and personality of the individual athlete. 3.Encourage the highest standards of conduct and scholastic achievement. 4.Seek to adopt good health habits including the establishment of sound training rules. 5.Fulfill responsibilities to provide health services and an environment free of safety hazards. 6.Exemplify the highest moral character, behavior, and leadership. 7.Provide ethical relationships among coaches. 8.Encourage a respect for all athletics and their values. 9.Maintain a program of team environment that is free of fear, discrimination, abuse, and harassment.
10. Abide by the rules of the game in letter and spirit.
11. Respect the integrity and judgment of sport officials.
12. Display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat.
13. Demonstrate a mastery of and continuing interest in coaching principles and techniques through professional improvement.
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Dear Fellow Coaches:
I am both honored and humbled to serve my fellow coaches as the 66th President of the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association. SCACA is a strong organization because of the quality coaches who make up its members. SCACA has a rich history of honoring athletes and currently sponsors all-star events for thirteen different sports. SCACA’s commitment to recognizing the outstanding achievement of individual coaches continues with its twentieth class induction to the SCACA Hall of Fame in July 2012. These events, recognitions, and awards are not possible without the active involvement of the SCACA members and major contributions of the auxiliary groups. Since its establishment in 1946, SCACA has grown from an initial membership of only fifty coaches to a current membership of 5,500, making it one of the largest athletic coaching associations in the nation. I truly believe that the growth in membership speaks to the grounded principles upon which SCACA was founded and continues to uphold.
As a coach of high school athletics for over thirty-two years, I believe that I have remained in this profession not for individuals wins but for individual athletes that I mentor and coach. In the passing of time, the wins and losses of a season will be forgotten, but the principles and values that we, as coaches, instill in these athletes will remain for a lifetime. Our coaching is demonstrated through our actions as much as our words; therefore, we need to be ever mindful of our standing as role models to these young adults. SCACA supports these efforts through clinics that reinforce not only proper techniques and rules, but good sportsmanship and character development.
As the President of the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association, it is my goal to serve in a manner that upholds my convictions as a coach/mentor and that honors the positive reputation of this organization. The goal of SCACA is to support its members, but it is also an organization that can only exist with its members’ supports. As your president, I put forth the challenge to each of you to become more involved in SCACA and to urge your fellow coaches to join us. I welcome your questions, concerns, and suggestions. If I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me. Again, I am honored to be given this opportunity to serve the coaches of South Carolina.
James “Nate” Thompson
SCACA President 2012-2013
OUR MISSION IS TO PROMOTE, PROTECT, AND TEACH THE STUDENT ATHLETES OF SOUTH CAROLINA THROUGH EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF COACHES.