Founder/Chairman Fit4Life Youth Foundation, Coach & NFL Player
Oscar McBride is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame du lac (’94) where he was a four year football letter winner under Coach Lou Holtz. After a short career in the NFL, Oscar received his Master’s degree in Coaching, Athletic Administration and Exercise Science and is currently pursuing his doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Leadership.
Oscar is Chairman of the Fit4Life Youth Foundation (www.fit4lifeyouth.org), a California non-profit organization. This foundation operates various programs including Relentless Sports and Red Zone Youth Passing League which are dedicated to youth fitness, wellness and character development. Most recently, Oscar launched his personal website in an effort to further underscore the importance of coaching for character to parents, coaches and students of all ages.
Fit4Life is also involved in international and community outreach. During the summer of 2010, Oscar traveled to Uganda and visited several of Uganda’s Catholic schools and parishes where he mentored young people while using sport (American flag football) as the relational platform. An experienced educator and coach, he recently taught while coaching both football and basketball at a local Catholic high school in Orange County, CA.
Most recently Oscar coached varsity football at Capistrano Valley High School and currently serves as the Offensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach at Tesoro High School. Oscar was also recently awarded the coveted 2011 “Double Goal” Coach Award by the Positive Coaching Alliance presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance. In 2009, Oscar co-founded the Notre Dame-endorsed Positive Athletes Leadership Society (PALS). PALS is a high school organization that encourages athletics as a path to leadership, maturity, ministry, and service.
A published author, Oscar released “Relentless Wisdom” in the spring of 2011. “Relentless Wisdom” although profound takes an objective yet satirical look at a sport as it impacts the cognitive and social development of today’s youth. Oscar’s blog is a sounding board for character coaching, parental guidance and student-athlete development.
Oscar is a member of the National Positive Coaching Alliance, the National Federation of State High School Associations, the Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, the American Football Coaches Association, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Orange County, serves on the Advisory Board for Irish Player Charities and the Notre Dame Monogram Club.
To inquire about Oscar, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 478-6652