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[WEBINAR] Coaching Through COVID: Management Lessons from Yale Athletics Coaches

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Wed, Jun 2, 2021

12 PM – 1 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Join the Yale SOM Connecticut alumni chapter for a panel discussion on the impact of the pandemic on leadership, management, and sustaining a team identity. Attendees will glean insights about recruiting, learning and training, fundraising, mental health, and organizational culture. The panel includes leaders of Yale Athletics: Lauren Harling, Head Coach Women’s Golf, Alex Barmore, Chief of Staff and Director of Football Operations, and Steve Gladstone, Craig W. Johnson '68 Head Coach of Heavyweight Crew, who will all share their experiences over the past year.

When: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. ET
Where: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lkT0cwibRJuCQVZLvMCnfA


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Lauren Harling

Head Coach, Women's Golf


Lauren Harling was hired as head coach at Yale in 2019 following a successful stint at Indiana University, where she helped lead the Hoosiers to the school’s first NCAA Championship appearance since 2007.

Harling also serves as a member of the Yale Athletics Employee Affinity Groups Subcommittee.

She spent eight seasons on the staff at Indiana and was promoted to associate head coach in July of 2017. During her tenure, the Hoosiers made three appearances in the NCAA Regionals (2013, 2016, 2019). In 2019, IU finished 21st in the nation, the school’s best finish since 1998, and in 2018 Erin Harper qualified for the NCAA Championship as an individual.

Harling, who also served as Indiana’s recruiting coordinator, mentored a number of highly successful golfers. Harper graduated in 2019 with the lowest career scoring average (74.29) in school history and played on the Symetra Tour. In 2018, Mary Parsons finished with the best single-season stroke average (73.31) in program history. Parsons also holds the lowest 18-hole score (66) in school history. In 2016, Camille Chevalier was named second team All-Big Ten and earned WGCA All-American Scholar accolades. She went on to the Ladies’ European Tour where she was named the 2017 Rookie of the Year. In addition, Harling helped Elizabeth Tong to a pair of NCAA appearances and first team All-Big Ten honors in 2015, the first IU golfer on the first team since 2006. Tong went on to play professionally on the Symetra Tour.

Harling is a member of Women Leaders in College Sports, Alliance of Women Coaches, and the Women’s Golf Coaches Association. She graduated from the NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy in 2016. In addition, Harling completed her Master’s in Public Affairs from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs in May 2018. She received her undergraduate degree in 2008 from IU’s Kelley School of Business.

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Alex Barmore

Chief of Staff, Director of Football Operations


Alex Barmore was promoted to the Chief of Staff role in May of 2020 after serving as the interim Chief of Staff, Director of Football Operations starting October of Yale's Ivy League Championship season of 2019.

Barmore originally joined the Yale Football staff in September of 2019 as the Assistant Director of Football Operations. She began her tenure with the Bulldogs in the summer of 2018 as intern while still attending Endicott College.

In her current role as Chief of Staff, Barmore manages the team budget, organizes team travel, meals, recruiting events/official visits and the team’s yearly calendar. She also acts as the liaison between the Yale Football Team and the rest of the Athletic Department and Yale University.

In addition to liaising with alumni, parents, and fans of the program, Barmore oversees and organizes all Alumni Initiatives, as well as managing the Yale Football support staff and internship program. She also directs and manages the annual Eli Football Camp and acts as administrative support for all players on the team.

Prior to Yale, Barmore interned with the Indianapolis Colts during their 2019 preseason camp and currently works part-time for the organization as an operations assistant. In her senior year at Endicott, Barmore attended the 2019 NFL Women’s Careers in Football Forum, a forum that invites 40 women excelling in the field of football across the nation to attend. Barmore also was invited to be a part of the operations staff for the NFL Combine, which she joins two weeks every year to assist in carrying out all operations tasks for the event.

Barmore graduated Suma Cum Laude from Endicott College in 2019 with a B.S. in Sport Management and minor in Coaching. While she was an undergraduate, Barmore was captain of the Women’s Tennis Team and was an assistant to all operations for the Endicott Football Team.

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Steve Gladstone

Craig W. Johnson '68 Head Coach of Heavyweight Crew


Steve Gladstone, Yale’s Craig W. Johnson '68 Head Coach, was already regarded as one of the premier rowing coaches in the United States when he took over the Yale heavyweight crew in 2010. His first spring racing season with the Bulldogs was 2011, and he is now the most successful coach in IRA National Championships history, having won the last three.

Yale Heavyweight Crew has risen to unprecedented heights under his leadership, and Gladstone was rewarded with a 2015 USRowing Medal while being named Ivy League Coach of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019, and EARC Coach of the Year in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Yale's current national prominence has brought back memories of Bulldog boats capturing gold at multiple Olympic Games. For the first time in program history the Elis have won three straight IRA National Championships and five consecutive Sprints titles. His last three crews have won the Rowe Cup for overall supremacy at Sprints.

Gladstone led the Blue to one of its best seasons ever in the Spring of 2017. Yale won its third straight Sprints title while earning the Rowe Cup, capturing its first IRA National Championship and taking the top three races at the Yale-Harvard Regatta.

In 2014-15, the varsity saw its best finishes in nearly a decade, taking the Eastern Sprints and beating Harvard at the 150th Yale-Harvard Regatta.  The varsity went on to defeat national champion Washington in the final of the Ladies' Challenge Plate at the Henley Royal Regatta.

The Yale heavyweight varsity eight went on to take the 2015 Head of the Charles and then the 2016 Eastern Sprints before finishing second at the national championships.

Gladstone led the University of California men's crew program to six IRA championships during two coaching stints with the Golden Bears and also served as the director of rowing operations at Brown where he won four Eastern Sprints titles. More recently, he was a director at the California Rowing Club, helping develop post-graduate oarsmen for the U.S. National Team.