National Meeting 2023

2023 COIA National Meeting

On April 21st, 2023, COIA hosted the annual meeting. The agenda with session videos and PowerPoints (when available) are below.


2023 Annual Meeting of the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA)


April 21, 2023

At The Bush School, Washington DC.  1620 L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036

Friday, April 21, 2023

8:20 –9:35 am

Updates on NCAA Transformation: Jennifer Fraser, NCAA Director of Division I; Binh Nguyen, Director of  Academic and Membership Affairs. Play recording HERE

10:00 – 11:45 am

Employment Status and other threats to Amateurism: Are student-athletes employees?  Do they still have to go to class? What is the impact of NIL? Tom McMillen from LEAD1, Donna Lopiano from Drake Group, Gabe Feldman from Knight Commission, and Peter Schoenthal from Athliance. Play recording HERE

1:30 – 2:45 pm

Online Gambling: How to Recognize the Dangers. Discussion of how students and faculty may be impacted by on-campus betting and what to do Ronald Rychlak, FAR from the University of Mississippi. Play recording HERE

3:00 – 3:50 pm

Student-Athlete Health and Safety Panel: Discuss how faculty can respond to information received from student-athletes and athletics department personnel (health and academic). What are policies? How does HIPAA impact interactions? What support is available for students? Better understand the processes that go into returning a student-athlete to the classroom. Jeri Zemke and Greg Gardner, Athletic Trainers; Dr. Christina Carter, U of Tulsa, Director of Academic Advising; Dr. Jake Resch, U Virginia TBI Researcher. Play recording HERE

4:00 – 4:30 pm

How to Start a Mental Health Program for Student-Athletes on a Shoe String: Dr. Jonathan Sladky and Kelly Hee, MSW. Play recording HERE

2023 COIA National Meeting Info (April 21, 2023)

The Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics works to help faculty understand changes in requirements, demands, and resources for college athletes. We want to help faculty recognize signs of problems facing athletes and understand what faculty members can do if they recognize problems. 

The April 21st, 2023, a one-day program will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Texas A&M Bush School of Government. It will feature panel discussions addressing: Impact of Changes in Name, Image, and Likeness Laws; the Status of NCAA; Gambling Policies; Possible Upcoming Federal Legislation; and Student-Athlete Health. Attendance can be in person ($100) or virtual ($50). 

Conference Registration:

Lodging: the Club Quarters White House, (two blocks from the conference site) is located at 839 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 2006, above the Farragut West Station Metro Stop. Limited parking is available at the hotel.

The Bush School of Government is located at 1620 L Street NW in DC. The meeting is in Room 912/913. Parking is available directly adjacent to the Bush School, on the right side of the Bush School building on L St NW.

Who should attend: Faculty governance representatives, concerned faculty members, Faculty Athletic Representatives, college administrators, press, and student-athletes.