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MURRAY — Do you have a love for sports? Then this event is for you.

The For the Love of Sport symposium, sponsored by the Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation, will feature inspirational and practical talks on becoming a successful coach and athletic administrator.

The event will take place Jan. 19 from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Murray High and is designed for high school and college coaches, athletic directors, administrators and students interested in becoming coaches.

The seminar will feature members of the Utah Sports Hall of Fame, such as Olympian Bill Schuffenhauer and Paralympian Mike Schlappi. Practical advice from top coaches and executives will also be provided.

Speakers will include former UHSAA executive director Evan Excell, retired Utah women’s basketball coach Elaine Elliott, distinguished high school coach Jerry Holmes, Olympic gold medalist Natalie Williams, all-world softball star Vaughn Alvey, former NFL player and current BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe, former Ute player Anita Rowland, former Utah softball coach and SLCC athletic director Norma Carr, and a panel of high school coaches and association presidents.

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Talks will include the following: qualities of successful coaches; how to build a successful program; motivating and developing players; filling team roles; building character and integrating life skills; and critical issues and concerns of coaches.

This is a new event for the 50-year-old Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation, a nonprofit that honors the state’s finest athletes and coaches.

Registration is $25 and includes a certificate of completion for coaches or teachers looking for licensing recertification. After Jan. 15, the fee will increase to $40.

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