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Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown



Proactive Coaching has presentations, workshops and published materials that provide application models to develop both competence and character in individuals and teams.  Bruce Brown is the director of ProActive Coaching and was formerly the NAIA Special Presenter of the Champions of Character Initiative. Brown has presented to over 400,000 athletes, coaches, parents and businesses on the subject of character since 2002.  He worked in the state of Washington for over 35 years as a teacher, coach, athletic administrator at the junior high, high school, junior college and college levels. 
Recent awards include:
2002 NAIA National Athletic Director of the Year
2003 Lifetime Achievement Award – Citizenship Through Sports Alliance
2004 - Mike Krzyzewski Leadership Award
2005 Co Recipient with Cal Ripken Jr. of American Baseball Coaches Association “Honor” Award.
2008 John Wooden Wall of Honor
He is the author eleven books, including: Teaching Character Through Sport – Creating a Positive Coaching Legacy, 15 coaching booklets and has produced 12 instructional coaching DVD’s including Redefining the Term Athlete, The Parents Role in Athletics, Positive Conditioning and Motivating Your Players.  
Bruce and his wife Dana live on Camano Island in the state of Washington.


Jimmy Gabriel

Jimmy Gabriel


James (Jimmy) Gabriel (born 10 October 1940 in Dundee) is a Scottish former football midfielder who earned two caps with the Scotland national football team. Chiefly associated with English club Everton, Gabriel played extensively in Scotland and England before ending his career with the Seattle Sounders of the North American Soccer League. His coaching Credentials include "A" license from USSF, head coach of the Seattle Sounders, head and asssistant coaching positions with the University of Washington, Seattle Sounders, Jan Jose Earthquakes, AFC Bournemouth, Everton FC and the USA U-16 National Team. He is a highly respected coach and mentor to youth athletic programs.


Cliff McCrath



Cliff McCrath (born February 3, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired U.S. soccer player and coach. Cliff has been involved in soccer since college.  He was named an Honorable mention all American in 1957.  Out of college he began coaching and was offered the head coaching position at SPU in 1970 and continued through his retirement in 2007.  He took the team to the NCAA Division II national championship 10 times and wining the championship 5 of those times.  He was the 1978 NSCAA Coach of the Year and retired ranked second on the all time collegiate coaching wins list with 597 wins. He currently works for the Seattle Sounders FC, as he did with in the 1970 with the original Sounders and President of Soccer Saves.  Through his 40+ years of coaching he has become a highly respected and sought after coach and advisor.