The following schools are seeking coaches:

The following schools are seeking coaches:

Columbus Academy --ĘAssistant middle school volleyball. Fax résumé to athletics director Dominic Facciolla at (614) 509-2200.

Dublin Jerome -- Junior varsity softball. Send résumé to varsity coach Sarah Look c/o Nick Magistrale, Athletic Director, Dublin Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland Croy Road, Dublin 43016.

Johnstown-Monroe --ĘVarsity wrestling. E-mail letter of interest, résumé and three letters of reference to Mike Carter, athletics director, at

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The Winner's Edge will hold a basketball coaches clinic Oct. 17 at Worthington Kilbourne for coaches at all levels from youth through college. The clinic provides concepts and drills to help coaches develop a winning program. Sports psychologist Dr. Chris Stankovich will be a featured speaker at the clinic. For more information, call Jon Daup at (614) 402-3287 or visit

The Columbus Sharks U-15 baseball team is looking for players to complete its roster for the next season. Positions needed are utility infielder, outfielder and catcher. For more information, contact Steve Parker at (614) 284-3825 or

The Columbus Coralinas Synchronized Swimming Club will offer team training for girls ages 8-11 from 1-2:30 p.m. beginning Sunday at the New Albany High School natatorium. Participants must be able to competently swim a pool length. For more information or to register, contact Hayley Head at (614) 488-6175 or or visit

Margaret Hofmann, a Columbus resident, has created, a Web site designed to serve the female athlete exclusively by providing functional strength and conditioning programs, online coaching and relevant health and wellness information.

There are articles, handouts and resources on just about every topic relating to women's needs as athletes. Female athletes also can purchase and download a sport specific exercise program to get started on improving conditioning. For more information, e-mail Hofmann at

Former NBA player Stan Kimbrough, who played for the Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons, is offering private or small group basketball lessons at The Hoop for boys and girls grades 3-12. For information, call (513) 229-0863 or visit

The Mid Ohio Jets Football Club is looking for players and coaches for full-contact football. Apply online at or call Same Husein at (614) 580-2135.

Has your uncle coached basketball at Gahanna Jefferson Junior High for the last 20 years? Did the Grove City football fan you sat next to claim he has not missed a Dawgs home game since 1971? Is your father credited for starting the lacrosse craze in Upper Arlington? Is your brother a driver at Scioto Downs?

ThisWeek is in search of people like that for a series called "Community Profiles."

Contact ThisWeek at with the names of people you think have interesting stories. Unfortunately, not all submissions can be used.

The Positive Coaching Alliance, a non-profit organization based at Stanford University, offers a free Internet-based course on how to develop and promote positive youth sports programs for youth coaches, parents and league administrators. The program's goal is to raise the level of sportsmanship in youth sports.

For information, call (650) 725-0024, send an e-mail to or visit

The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the number and severity of injuries young people sustain in sports and fitness activities. For more information, visit