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McMillen HS Teacher Selected for Statewide Coaching Program

Monday, March 25, 2024

McMillen High School Teacher and Volleyball/Girls Track and Field Coach Allison Compass has been selected to be part of the 2024 Rare, Outstanding, Compelled and Knowledgeable (R.O.C.K.) Mentoring Program, a statewide program between the Texas High School Coaches Education Foundation and Texas A&M Thornton-McFerrin Coaching Academy.

Coach Compass was nominated for this program by a colleague because she has proven to be an outstanding coach. The R.O.C.K. Mentoring Program was created to meet the needs of and retain high school and middle school teacher-coaches. Coaches at all levels impact large numbers of individuals, teams, and communities daily. Positive lifelong physical, mental, emotional, and social components can be found in well-led athletic teams, programs, and communities.

The R.O.C.K. Mentoring Program has been developed by and for coaches to cultivate leadership, foster work alignment, execute best practices, combat apathy, enhance time management, and address work-life balance issues. The program’s framework motivates and provides support, growth opportunities, and confidence. It works to ensure that coaches have the tools to make an optimal impact on their athletes' emotional, mental, and physical performance. Most importantly, the program strives to empower coaches to instill character, integrity, and life lessons into athletic performance.

Coach Compass and other program cohort members attended the Mentor Symposium on March 3rd and 4th in Arlington, Texas. She will also receive articles, videos, podcasts, scenarios and other readings for future discussions.