WCPSS Coaches Receive CPR Certification
Approximately 200 Wake County Public School System coaches received free CPR certification in July, thanks to a partnership with WakeMed Children’s Hospital. Beginning with the 2017 fall season, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association is requiring that all paid coaches be certified in CPR training and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) equipment. While many WCPSS coaches have met this requirement for years, getting all coaches certified would have come at a large expense, according to Deran Coe, director of athletics for WCPSS.
“The safety of our students is always our top priority, and we are very excited that, through our partnership with WakeMed Children’s Hospital, we can provide such a great service that will benefit our coaches, student-athletes and the community as a whole,” Coe says.