How to Find College Coaches Email Addresses

By Steve O’Brien – Goal: College Athlete

Do you want to send an email to a college coach letting them know you are interested in being a part of their program? First thing you have to do is find their email address.


This is pretty straightforward actually because most college coach’s emails are publicly accessible on their universities athletic website. Most athletic websites have a staff directory page where they list all coaches, for all sports along with their contact information: phone number and email address.


I think the easiest way to find the staff directory for a particular university is to do a Google search. For example, if I want to find the emails for the coaching staff of Lake Erie College Men’s Basketball I would go to Google and type in the search box:


Lake Erie College + Athletic Staff Directory + Men’s Basketball


My search results look like this:

thletic Staff Directory Google Result



As you can see the Lake Erie College Staff Directory is the first link. I would click on that link which would bring me to the staff directory and then I scroll down to Men’s Basketball:


Mens Basketball Staff Directory









As you can see the coaches are listed with their phone number and email addresses. You can do this type of search for almost any sport and school. You should be able to find the staff directory and coach’s information and emails very quickly.


As you find coaches emails I recommend copy and pasting the information and keeping it organized in a spreadsheet or file. I wrote a blog post you can check out on how to use Google Drive to keep your coaches contact information organized.


Also, when you are emailing college coaches make sure to send them a relevant and personalized email and never spam them with a generic message. Here is a post on why and how you can draft emails that are more personal and why these types of emails are more likely to get a response from coaches.


For a step-by-step plan to help you get college coaches attention and on their recruiting lists please check out “The Student-Athlete Guide to Be Recruited” on this website.


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About Steve O'Brien
Steve O'Brien is the co-creator of Goal: College Athlete (GCA). The website was built to inspire young athletes to reach their goal of playing college sports. Information includes a pro-active plan to get the attention of college coaches and also insight from college coaches on what qualities they look for in a potential recruit. Steve played College Hockey at the University of New Hampshire, graduating in 1999. Questions? Send Steve an email at [email protected]

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