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Jan Sokol-Katz Named TIAA-CREF Academic Coach for Duke Game

Jan Sokol-Katz Named TIAA-CREF Academic Coach for Duke Game

Jan. 9, 2007

Coral Gables, Fla. (www. – – Congratulations to Jan Sokol-Katz, Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, for being named the TIAA-CREF Academic Coach for the upcoming Men’s Basketball game versus Duke on Sunday, January 14, 2007.

As a reminder to all members of the UM Academy Community, the Office of Athletic Academic Services is once again sponsoring the TIAA-CREF Academic Coach Program. The Academic Coach Program is designed to give faculty and staff members an inside look at what our athletes go through during a typical practice and game.

The Academic Coach will be exposed to:

pre-game strategy the game time coaching and teaching most importantly, the emotions the athletes deal with throughout the game.

The Academic Coach will be invited to:

practice during the week pre-game shoot around sit on or near the bench during the game. visit the Hurricane 100 room pre-game and during half-time of men’s games other interactive activities for the women’s games, which may include attending the chalk talk session with Coach Meier, pre-game and post-game locker room access, and a chance to possibly address the team

TIAA-CREF will sponsor this program for home events.

UM faculty members interested being a TIAA-CREF Academic Coach for the men’s or women’s basketball teams this season can email Leigh Husband. Requests will be filled on a first-come, first serve basis.

Please refer to for the 2006-07 basketball schedules.

Thank you for your support of our student-athletes! Go Canes!