Cougar Coaches

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What is Cougar Coaches?

Cougar Coaches recruits BYU students to serve as coaches in a variety of sports for local youth athletic organizations. Student coaches have the opportunity to be the head coach of a team running practices and games. It is encouraged to have one or two friends available as assistant coaches to help out with practices. Each sport generally lasts 4-6 weeks, demanding about 3 hours of service per week. This service is not only meaningful to the students, but life-changing for the children as well. Both male and female coaches are needed.


Throughout the year there are opportunities to coach the following sports:






-Track and Cross Country


Thank you for your willingness to serve!

Program Directors: 

Program Directors

William Ortiz

(240) 422-1407

Wed 12:00 PM-1:00 PM


Daniel Reintjes

(559) 301-4279

Mon 10:00 AM-11:00 AM


Cameron Wilkinson

(405) 402-6399

Wed 1:00 PM-2:00 PM


Jacob Johnson

(908) 892-0463


Courtney Marshall

(859) 912-3951

Wed 12:00 PM-1:00 PM


Erik Parry

(208) 251-3774

Thurs 12:00 PM-1:00 PM


Active Semesters

Fall   Winter


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How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?

To get involved, contact us by email at We have many opportunities to coach different sports throughout the year.



After a game, I was wondering what good I was doing for these kids. At that moment a mother of one of the athletes I was coaching came up to me and thanked me for being a great example to her son and giving him self confidence. This was such a witness to me of the blessing of service.

-William Ortiz (2017)


"He feels like he isn't a good player and didn't want to come to the game today. After some tears and a lot of convincing that he needed to be a part of the team, he conceded to go. You don't owe him playing time let alone ball handling time, but after today, his confidence and demeanor has totally shifted. I thank you whole heartedly for being kind to him and boosting his confidence."

-Parent of an athlete (2018)