Dan Wood is the Executive Director of the National Christian College Athletic Association. He joined the NCCAA national office staff in 2000. Dan was the recipient of the 2016 Professional Excellence Award from Southern Wesleyan University’s (SWU) School of Education. He serves on the Advisory Board of Sports Spectrum Magazine, is a member of Greenville Connect Ministry, and as a member of ALIVE Wesleyan he has provided leadership in building and capital campaigns and youth ministry. Prior to his time with the NCCAA, he was involved in Christian Higher Education, beginning in 1987 as a professor, coach, and Athletic Director at Christian universities. Dan was awarded NCCAA and NAIA Coach of the Year in Men’s Soccer and Men’s Golf; received the NCCAA Meritorious Service Award; and was inducted into SWU and Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
In today’s episode, we discuss:
- What the NCCAA does
- Why Christian Higher Education is important
- The high level athletics played at the NCCAA level
- How he overcame cancer and losing an eye during his life
Books, Resources, and Links Mentioned in the Podcast
NCCAA Website: www.TheNccaa.org
NCCAA Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheNCCAA
NCCAA Twitter: @TheNCCAA
Past “Success is a Choice” podcast episodes of interest …
- Todd Gongwer (LEAD…for God’s Sake) – Episode 062
- Darrin Gray (All Pro Dad) – Episode 059
- R-Jay Barsh (Southeastern University basketball coach) – Episode 046
- Rob Miller (Commissioner of Wolverine-Hoosier Conference) – Episode 017
- Larry DeSimpelare (Commissioner of Crossroads League) – Episode 016
- Chad Briscoe (Grace University A.D.) – Episode 014
“Having been a student-athlete, coach, AD, Board member, and staff member within the NCCAA, I simply know the lifelong impact of the ministry via sports. One life, changed forever in Christ through the discipleship of a coach or a mission trip experience, can have such a domino effect for the Kingdom. A cross-focused college student becomes a spouse, a parent, an employee, a leader and God is honored for a lifetime.” (Dan Wood)
The NCCAA in Action
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