Beyond the Sport

ChargeOn: Beyond the Sport

Spend an Afternoon with Olympic Gold Medalists and National Champions 

ChargeOn: Beyond the Sport is a unique professional development opportunity for UCF Alumni’s graduates and friends. This first-of-its-kind panel at UCF of Olympic gold medalists and national champions will feature head coaches Greg Lovelady, Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak, Johnny Dawkins, Jeanette Bolden and Katie Abrahamson-Henderson. In addition to sharing their personal stories, the group will discuss themes like leadership, motivation, teamwork and what it takes to reach the highest level of success in your personal and professional life.

This is a free event, but you must register to attend.

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Meet the Panelists

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Greg Lovelady, Baseball

  • Two-time NCAA national champion at Miami
  • In his career, has coached 74 MLB Draft picks
  • Three-time conference coach of the year
  • Led his programs to NCAA Regional berth three of his four years as a head coach
  • Guided UCF to American Athletic conference regular season championship title in first year as head coach





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Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak, Women's Soccer

  • 1996 Olympic gold medalist
  • 1999 FIFA World Cup champion
  • Two-time NCAA national champion
  • Ten-year veteran with Team USA Soccer who debuted for the Stars and Stripes in 1994 when she was only 16 years old
  • Two-time American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year; has led UCF to three conference titles since 2013



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Johnny Dawkins, Men's Basketball

  • 2008 Olympic gold medalist 
  • 1986 Naismith Award Winner and All-American at Duke whose No. 24 jersey is now retired 
  • 2001 NCAA national champion as Duke’s associate head coach
  • Selected 10th overall in 1986 NBA Draft and went on to play nine years in the league with San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons
  • Led UCF to first NIT Final Four appearance in his first season with Knights




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Jeanette Bolden, Track & Field and Cross Country

  • United States Track & Field and Cross Country Association Hall of Famer
  • 1984 Olympic gold medalist
  • 2008 U.S. Olympic Women's Head Coach (*First head coach in U.S. Olympic history to have won an Olympic medal as an athlete)
  • Guided UCLA to three team NCAA national championships and six individual national titles
  • Five-time All-America performer and NCAA national champion at UCLA as a student-athlete from 1981-83




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Katie Abrahamson-Henderson (Coach Abe), Women's Basketball

  • Helped three different teams reach the NCAA Tournament and six programs, including UCF, reach postseason play
  • Guided Missouri State to 2005 WNIT Championship title
  • As a student-athlete at Iowa, competed for Basketball Hall of Famer C. Vivian Stringer
  • In first year with UCF in 2016-17, led Knights to 20-win season and first win over a nationally rank opponent (USF)
  • Also led UCF to a 14-victory turnaround from the previous year, which tied for second best turnaround among the NCAA’s Division I programs

Panel Event Details:

When: Friday, Oct. 13; 2-3:30 p.m.


Where: Classroom Building II, 106


Price: Free, but must register online to attend

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Parking: Garage C

Guest Speakers:

  • Danny White, PhD, Vice President and Director of Athletics

  • The Honorable Manoj Chopra, PhD, NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative for UCF and Professor of Engineering

  • John Euliano, Vice Chair of the UCF Foundation Board


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