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Physical Education Faculty

Elaine Rydze
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
B.A., Michigan State University
M.A., University of Iowa
Phone: 319-399-8620

Elaine has been part of the teaching faculty since 1995. Her teaching specialities are adapted physical education, History of Sport in the United States, mastery teaching, theory of coaching track and field, activitiy courses and supervision of our student teachers. Elaine serves as the physical education department chair.

Larry Atwater
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
B.A., Coe College
M.A., Truman State University
Phone: 319-399-8505

Larry has been part of the faculty since 1990. He teaches administration of physical education/athletics, measurement  and evaluation in human performance, theory of coaching football, mastery teaching, and numerous activity courses. Larry serves as assistant football coach in addition to his academic duties.

DeAnn Woodin
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.A., University of California/Pennsylvania
Phone: 319-399-8233

DeAnn teaches Foundations of Physical Movement, Nutrition, Group Exercise, Theory of Coaching Volleyball, and activity courses. DeAnn also serves as Coe's Head Volleyball Coach.

Part-time Faculty

Darcy LeFevre
Instructor in Physical Education

Jen Neubauer
Instructor in Physical Education
B.A., Wartburg College - K-12 Physical Education and K-12 Health Education
M.S., Iowa State University - Exercise and Sport Science with an emphasis in Sports Management
Office: Eby 105B

Jen has been teaching at Coe since 2008. She teaches Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education, Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education, Health for the Elementary Teacher, Fundamentals of Exercise & Nutrition, and Consumer & Public Health. Jen is a past IAHPERD Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year award recipient and she is a Program Delivery Specialist for the non-profit organization, PE4life.