SPORTS directors at St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace were given a master class in coaching from Brisbane Broncos rugby league coach Anthony Seibold earlier this month.
“It was important for me to support Gregory Terrace as I’m passionate about Catholic education and also coaching pedagogy,” Mr Seibold said.
“I’m also a long-time friend of Tony McGahan, who is the new sports director (at Terrace).”
Mr Seibold, who was announced as the new Broncos coach last December, said the visit was an opportunity to share his experience with the school.
“The visit was an opportunity for me to challenge and educate the sports directors with regards to current coaching pedagogy, sports science trends and the benefits of having multiple sporting opportunities for young men,” he said.
Mr Seibold, who has been coaching professionally for 13 years, was educated at a Catholic primary school and two Christian Brothers high schools.
“The education and the faith installed in me through those schools has shaped the person I am and the things I feel strongly about,” he said.
“I also studied at the Australian Catholic University, which was a great transition for me into further education.”
Terrace’s acting dean of communications Damien Fall said the visit was a good opportunity to learn from one of the best.
“He’s been coaching for 13 years professionally so he’s seen a lot of stuff,” Mr Fall said.
“(Mr Seibold’s visit) was about sharing his expertise with our sports department.
“(One aspect was) the idea that coaching is as much about building good relationships as it is around knowing the sports and the tactics.”