Coaching Certification

Erie 1 BOCES offers the three courses that are required by the New York State Education Department to meet coaching requirements for non-certified physical education teachers, all other certified teachers and non-teacher coaches of interscholastic athletics.

The 3 courses are: 

  • Philosophy, Principles & Organization of Athletics;
  • Health Science Applied to Coaching; and
  • Theory & Techniques of Coaching.  

A registration fee is required for each course.

Participants successfully completing the program will receive a Coaching Registration Program certificate according to the guidelines of the New York State Education Department.


Phillip Coyle, Coaching Coordinator
Office:   821-7530     Tuesday 10 am - 12 noon
Cell:      913-7120      (office located in Building A)     
Secretary: Cinda West, 821-7091,

Mailing Address:
Phillip Coyle, Coaching Coordinator
Erie 1 BOCES
355 Harlem Road
West Seneca, NY 14224

FIRST AID & C.P.R. - For district training, call Dennis Kwaczala at 821-7104, or email
For group training, please contact:
Sharon Barley: 574-8254
Matt Librock: 870-8275
Athletic Care: 923-4837

CHILD ABUSE or SAFE SCHOOLS AGAINST VIOLENCE IN EDUCATION: - search "Child Abuse" or "SAVE" Training Providers

Dawn Novak: 821-7531,