College of Education faculty member elected to NCACE Board of Directors

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jennifer L Parks, (808) 956-0416
Comm Coord, College of Education
Posted: Aug 3, 2010

Following the completion of the National Coaching Educators Conference in late June, Robert Benham, PhD, started his three‐year term on the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education’s (NCACE) Board of Directors. Benham is a specialist in the Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
"It is an honor to be elected to the NCACE Board of Directors for the next three years,” said Benham. “I look forward to the challenge of promoting 'quality coaching' for our children and youth.”
“We are very pleased to have such an accomplished coaching educator and coach like Bob to be part of NCACE’s Board of Directors for the upcoming three years,” stated Christopher Hickey, NCACE Executive Director. “Bob’s previous work in youth sports research and coaches education at the Institute for the Study of Youth Sport at Michigan State University and his current work in health and physical education with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa brings a rich and diverse background to our efforts to improve coaching quality across the United States,” Hickey added.
Benham, a former interscholastic sport coach and teacher for 15 years, holds a PhD in Kinesiology and a Masters in Physical Education and Human Performance from Michigan State University. While on faculty at Michigan State, Benham was a co-author of the innovative Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Coaching Advancement Program. He is also a graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with a bachelor's degree in education.
The National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) is an organization established by the coaching education community across the U.S. Representatives include members from the single sport, multi‐sport, science/medical/educational fields, and colleges and universities concerned about the availability and quality of coaching education at all levels of sport. NCACE is a not for‐profit organization comprised of organizations and individuals involved in or supporting coaching and coaching education. NCACE supports, facilitates development of, and accredits coaching education programs and established program standards to conduct the program review for organizations seeking to provide effective coaching education programs at all levels.