Sara Lopez, Ph.D.

Sara Lopez
Executive Director, Center for Leadership in Athletics

Sara serves as Director for the Center for Leadership in Athletics and Executive Director for the Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership (IAL) M.Ed. program. Bringing an extensive background in sports administration and education, her role in the Center is overall management for the growing portfolio of activities and the development new professional development initiatives. In the IAL program she teaches Foundations of Leadership in Intercollegiate Athletics and supervises the internship requirement. Sara completed her doctoral degree at the University of Washington's College of Education with a research focus on the professional preparation and continuing education of intercollegiate athletic coaches. Contact Sara: or 206-685-6356

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University of Washington
Center for Leadership in Athletics
Gilman Building: 4725 30th Avenue NE,
Seattle, WA, 98105



"The IAL Program is uniquely designed to give you both the classroom foundations as well as the hands-on internship experience in order to best prepare you for a successful career in intercollegiate athletics."

- Cait Haggarty, 2012 IAL alum