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The Globetrottin’ ADs S2E5: Dan Schuster & NFHS Learning Center

The Globetrottin’ ADs S2E5: Dan Schuster & NFHS Learning Center

Globetrottin' ADs
October 26,  2020

Matt and Nick stay across the pond in episode 5 as they welcome Dan Schuster who is the Director of Educational Services for the NFHS.

The National Federation of State High School Associations is the national leader and advocate for high school athletics as well as fine and performing arts programs in the United States. NFHS is also the leader in online education for the interscholastic community through its Learning Center.

Dan talks about the growth of the NFHS Learning Center since its groundbreaking introduction to online education to where it is now offering courses and videos for Coaches, Parents, Administrators, Officials and Students. The center is also not just for co-curricular activities as there is a suit of courses called ‘learning pro’ that are for any students.

One of the latest initiatives is a recognition program for schools called the Honor Roll. Nick talks about his desire to have AIS Vienna be included in the Honor Roll and how very close they are. This led the discussion to international schools, what the NFHS has in store for this growing market and how little many international schools require of their coaches.

The NFHS is also a joint partner with the NIAAA for their National Conference, the NADC. Dan talks about how the move to an online conference could be a major long term benefit for everyone involved, including the international school Athletic Director and Coach.

Wrapping up with a bit of fun Nick brings up one of his childhood passions, Wiffle Ball and asks Dan what its like to be a Hall of Famer and World Champion in a sport that is definitely harder than it looks.

To find out more about the NFHS and get started with some free online courses please visit

To go directly to the first Parent Seat video please click HERE.

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The Globetrottin' ADs is a global community of international school athletic directors, activity coordinators, coaches, teachers and friends. The podcast and website is hosted by Matt Fleming, AIS Budapest and Nick DeForest, AIS Vienna. The podcast was started in January of 2020, when the coronavirus was not even a blip on the radar, but expanded into online conferences and resources which brings community members from around the globe together to share, learn and grow.


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