2018 ITA Coaches Convention Speakers

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John M. Bridgeland
Founder & CEO, Civic
Vice Chairman, Malaria No More
   John Bridgeland is Founder & CEO of Civic; Vice Chairman of Malaria No More, a nonprofit working to end malaria deaths in Africa; Vice Chairman of the Service Year Alliance to make a year of national service a common expectation ...
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Tim Cass
General Manager
United States Tennis Association
   Tim Cass took over as the General Manager of the United States Tennis Association’s state-of-the-art national campus in the Lake Nona area of Orlando at the beginning of 2016. Tim’s background includes a wealth of...
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Todd Gongwer
Founder
Kardia Transformation Group
   Todd Gongwer has spent over 25 years building his expertise in leadership and team dynamics through a broad range of business, entrepreneurial and collegiate basketball coaching experiences. His powerful leadership…
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Brian Hainline, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
   Brian Hainline, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). As the NCAA’s first Chief Medical Officer, Brian oversees the NCAA Sport Science Institute, a national center of excellence whose mission is to pro
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Timothy Russell
Chief Executive Officer
Intercollegiate Tennis Association
   Dr. Timothy Russell, of Chandler, Arizona, Chief Executive Officer of the ITA. Russell spent three decades as a distinguished educator at two major Division I schools (as Professor at Arizona State University and formerly …
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JT Thoms
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Growing Leaders
   JT Thoms is a millennial voice who specializes in helping organizations develop leadership habits and attitudes in young adults. Thoms is the Director...
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Dr. Mark Kovacs
Sport Science Consultant and Speaker
Dr. Mark Kovacs is a performance physiologist, researcher, sports executive, professor, author, speaker and coach. He runs a consulting firm focused on optimizing human performance by the practical application of cutting edge science to national federations, major professional sports leagues, leading universities and start-up firms ...

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Jon Vegosen
ITA Chairman of the Board
Jon Vegosen, of Chicago, Illinois, Chairman of the Board of the ITA. Vegosen is a founding member of 35-year-old Chicago corporate and litigation law firm, Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn Ltd. ...

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