A Conversation with Coach Tommy Amaker: Teach. Lead. Serve.


Thursday, May 13, 2021, 10:25pm



Amaker’s approach to integrating social justice and leadership development into organizational programs landed him a position on the board of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), where he co-chairs the Committee on Racial Reconciliation. His work also caught the attention of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which honored him as a 2020 Champion for Diversity and Inclusion. Amaker is a trusted advisor and Special Assistant to the Harvard President, an Executive Fellow with the Harvard Business School, and a Hauser Leader at the Hauser Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. He also plays an anchor role in the John McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative, which helps minority men and women forge paths into athletic administration, an area where representation is lacking.

A speaker with a gift for storytelling, Coach Amaker will happily share his powerful playbook for winning and his thoughts on developing more diverse leaders and decision makers through college athletics.

To learn more about Coach Amaker visit www.CoachAmaker.com and click here to meet the Coach via video. If you have a specific topic or question you'd like Coach Amaker to discuss please email in advance to hcri@post.harvard.edu.