Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1996

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Jack L. McPherson

Second Committee Member

Gregory S. Chan

Third Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson


The purpose of this project was to develop a model resource handbook for use by athletic coaches, the athletic director, and school administrators in the Quillayute Valley School District at Forks, Washington. To accomplish this purpose a review of current literature and research regarding coaching handbooks was conducted. Additionally, coaching handbooks from selected western Washington State "A" school districts were obtained and analyzed.