Marriage & Family Ministry

by strengthening coaches on
the home front

Running a college basketball program is like being the CEO of a large company. With constant demands on a coach’s time and energy, it’s often their marriage and family that suffer most. In fact, the divorce rate among college coaches is 26% higher than the national average.

If a coach’s home life isn’t strong, then his team can’t function at a higher level.

That’s why Nations of Coaches serves coaches and their spouses – to strengthen their marriages and families.

“My husband and I attended the NOC Coaches and Spouses Weekend. The wisdom, encouragement, and empathy we experienced are still fueling our tanks six months later!”

– Hope Radebaugh, wife of Barclay Radebaugh, Men’s Head Basketball Coach, Charleston Southern University

Community Date Nights

Through date night events hosted all year long across the country, we give coaches and their spouses an opportunity to leave the game on the court as they connect with their community and our supporting partners in an entertaining and enriching setting.

The goal is to help coaches build a legacy of excellence at home that informs and empowers the legacy they’re building into their players.

Annual Celebrate Marriage Retreat

Every year, coaches and their spouses are invited to enjoy the beautiful outdoors and some much-needed alone time at the WinShape Retreat in Rome, Georgia. This annual event is specifically designed to build into your relationship with your spouse, so your marriage can not only survive, but also thrive throughout the high-pressured basketball season and beyond.


May 7 – 9, 2019
Registration opens February 2019

Celebrate Marriage Retreat Presented by Nations of Coaches and Chick-fil-A WinShape Foundation

Location: WinShape Retreat Center, Berry College, Rome, GA – Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the WinShape Retreat Center is surrounded by forests, meadows, and streams on a 27,000-acre wildlife preserve, about 90 miles from Atlanta.

The only cost will be your travel to and from the retreat.

Still not sure if it’s for you? Watch this video to discover what the retreat has done for others.

NABC Convention Marriage Luncheon

Nations of Coaches hosts a complimentary luncheon at the annual NABC Convention.

During this delicious plated lunch, programming features an engaging discussion with a panel of dynamic coach-and-wife couples who talk about balancing marriage, family, and basketball; as well as words of encouragement from national marriage experts.

April 7, 2019
Registration opens January 2019

Season of Change / Transition

during the tough seasons of life

“You gotta win. As we know, the leash
in college athletics today is very short.”
–Pastor Scott Brewer, Baylor’s Character Coach
No one knows what it’s really like to be a coach until they’re in the pressure cooker.

There are weeks spent on the road, long nights away from your kids, early morning meetings. Everyone wants a piece of you when you’re the coach, and it’s hard to keep giving.

There’s the pressure of expectation; the pressure to discipline and mold young men, and to be a role model and ambassador for your school. And then there’s the pressure to keep winning!

That’s why Nations of Coaches stands with you in the toughest times, giving you support during job transitions, financial troubles, health problems, and family breakdowns. If you want a helping hand with complete confidentiality, just say the word using the form below.

We’ve got your back, Coach!

Fill out this request form for a Nations of Coaches representative to contact you.

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