COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland Athletics welcomed inspirational speaker and seminar leader Joe Ehrmann to speak with Terrapin coaches Tuesday in Glazer Auditorium at the Gossett Team House.
Ehrmann’s approach derives from lessons and experiences of his own remarkable life and the profound impact he has had on others. After his time as an All-American football player at Syracuse, he spent 13 years playing professional football. The Baltimore resident was named one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute for International Sport.
“Coaching, like parenting, would be easy if you could just tell them what to do, but they watch how you talk with your players, they watch how you are at practice,” Ehrmann told the coaches in attendance Tuesday.
“As coaches we have an unparalleled platform to teach our youth what it means to be a man or a woman.”
Ehrmann is also a dedicated philanthropist who, in addition to a host of other causes, co-founded Baltimore's Ronald McDonald House, which has served over 35,000 families from all over the world since its inception.
"Joe Ehrmann is an extraordinary man and a local and national treasure of information and inspiration. His incredible ability to emotionally connect his message of integrity and empathy with our role of serving others through coaching is really special,” Maryland men’s soccer head coach Sasho Cirovski said. “Our coaches at Maryland are among the finest in the nation and we were all moved by his talk today. We were truly motivated to become better, and by doing so, will serve our student-athletes' needs at an even higher level. We are very thankful for the opportunity to hear this master motivator and teacher.”