Date Capstone Completed


Document Type


Degree Name

Masters of Science in Leadership Education: Sport Management


Educational Leadership


Theresa Waterbury


Winona, Minnesota


The purpose of this study is to help female student-athletes build better relationships with coaching staff through improved ways of communication. Relationships between female student-athletes and coaching staff are one of the most important within an athletics team. Using a qualitative design including one on one interviews and surveys, some themes that emerged were being honest consistently, gender of coaching staff does have some effect on topics shared between female student-athletes and coaching staff and the different challenges building relationships with the student athletes female coach and male coach.



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