Dr. Amy Giddings currently serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Sport Management and the Founder and Director of the Sport Coaching Leadership, Learning Technologies, and Creativity and Innovation programs at Drexel University. She created the minor in Sport Coaching Leadership for undergraduate students and most recently, a Master’s degree program in Sport Coaching Leadership. She has received numerous grants including one from the NCAA to support initiatives related to increasing minority and female participation in the field of coaching.
Encouraging women to consider a career in coaching has always been a passion and it led Dr. Giddings to create The Women’s Coaching Network, which includes both the Women in Coaching blog and the Real Women of Coaching video series. In addition to teaching courses in Drexel’s coaching program, she also works with community organizations assisting with coach development in under-resourced communities.
The founder of the Philadelphia Coaches Conference, Dr. Giddings brings together coaches at the youth, scholastic, collegiate and professional levels to share their knowledge with one another in a two-day event. The establishment of this collaborative event was a catalyst for her work with the School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Athletics - providing education and professional development programming to all of their coaches over the next several years.