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Author Biography

DR. DAVID B. HOLSTEIN has been immersed in two-year college athletics as an athlete, assistant coach, head coach, and athletic director for nearly four decades. He earned his EdD in Ethical Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University. As a head coach for thirteen years, he led many teams to championship titles, mentored seven All-American athletes, and placed more than 70 of his players at NCAA Division I or Division II universities. In March of 2008, Dr. Holstein was voted into the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 4 Hall of Fame as an AD/Coach. He has been the Sports Chair of the Florida College System Activities Association Council for Athletic Affairs of the Southern Conference and a member of the Florida Council for Athletic Affairs Executive Board for two-year colleges. David Holstein and his wife, Cynthia, have their roots in the Midwest as they both grew up in Kankakee, Illinois, and now reside in Florida. They have 5 grown children: Wesley, David, Heidi, Carlye, and Madelyn.


Imagine a more disciplined, balanced, stress-relieving way to impact your athletes for good. In an environment that is highly emotional and sometimes volatile, it’s critical to have core principles that promote centering yourself for balance, leading through intrapersonal skill development, and recognizing what your athletes are looking for in a coach. C3: Christ Centered Coaching presents just these principles, drawing from the Christian way of life and sport.

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Deep River Books


Sisters, Oregon


Faith, Leadership Style, sports, coaching, youth

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Scholarship of Community Application, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Scholarship of Faith Integration


Leadership Studies | Sports Management

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C3: Christ Centered Coaching, Utilizing Faith to Impact Athletes