Ashland University to Hold Event Featuring Harold Boughton, ‘The Teaching Coach’

Ashland University to Hold Event Featuring Harold Boughton, ‘The Teaching Coach’

10/30/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship will host an event with author and former senior executive Harold “Bud” Boughton, who is known as “The Teaching Coach.” Boughton will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Ridenour Room of the Dauch College of Business and Economics. The event is free and open to the public.

The topic of Boughten’s presentation will be “Passionate Performance is Winning Performance.”

Boughten is a 1973 graduate of Ashland University and a former Eagle football player. He has lived an amazing life filled with a variety of experiences, including being an educator, coach, sales professional, former senior executive and author.

As a husband and father, he has lived a real life sprinkled with both successes and failures, all of which has taught him how to be resilient when facing the toughest circumstances. He grew up just outside Buffalo, N.Y., with his parents and two brothers. All three boys were active in youth sports, and would later go on to play college football. After graduating from Ashland University, Boughten began his professional life as a college football coach and educator, obtaining his master’s degree while coaching football at Ball State University.

Later, Boughten seamlessly transitioned into the business world, where he sold for several Fortune 500 companies, including Proctor & Gamble, Xerox and IBM. After leaving IBM, he held a senior level management position and was an officer for a publicly traded software company.

As the author of “Coaching is Teaching at its Best!” and “The Missing PieceOur Search for Security in an Insecure World,” Boughten’s comments and opinions have appeared on the pages of FORTUNE magazine, INC. magazine, Sales and Marketing Management and ETHIX Magazine. As a professional speaker, he tailors his presentations for any given audience. Those who have the opportunity to interact with him tend to come away with a similar impression... he is real and has an enduring passion for life.

Those with questions regarding the event can contact Thomas Sudow, director of the Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, at

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###