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Dr. Larry D. Coble is President and Managing Associate of On Track Press, Inc., doing business as the On Track Leadership Group, former long-time Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and former Executive Director of the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium.  He is author of Lessons Learned from Experience:  A Practical Developmental Source Book for Educational Leaders (First and Second Editions); The Essential Leadership Competencies of a School Superintendent; Timeless Lessons for School Superintendents: Leadership Skills for a Chaotic, Non-Rational, and Unpredictable World; co-author of Staying on Track (First and Second Editions); The Hidden Leader:  Leadership Lessons on the Potential Within; Teacher Renewal: Stories of Inspiration to Balance Your Life with Dale L. Brubaker; and SYI (Strategies for Your Improvement)with Melody Clodfelter and Dale L. Brubaker. Dr. Coble, in conjunction with co-author, Ann Davis, he has written a third edition of Lessons Learned from Experience:  A Practical Developmental Source Book for Educational Leaders. In addition, Dr. Coble has developed or co-developed several leadership development assessments including the On Track 360 Principal and Executive Versions, created exclusively for school principals, assistant principals, superintendents, and other district leaders.

Dr. Coble is a former Senior Program Associate at the Center for Creative Leadership. During his career, Coble served as superintendent of schools in four school districts, has been a teacher, assistant principal, and principal.  A long-time leader of professional development in school districts where he served, Coble has for the past twenty-seven years, worked with numerous leadership development programs at the local and national levels as a private consultant delivering multi-day leadership development programs and executive coaching in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Virginia, Rhode Island, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, California, and Washington D.C.  Dr. Coble has led the development numerous strategic planning initiatives in multiple states. He taught at the university level, served as Director of the Collegium for the Advancement of Schools at the university, and worked with university partnerships. In addition, during his career, Dr. Coble has held adjunct faculty appointments at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University.

During his tenure as superintendent, Dr. Coble was recognized by Phi Delta Kappa with their award for Outstanding Leadership; by the American Association of School Administrators as a member of The Executive Educator 100, which recognizes the top 100 school administrators in the United States; and by the John F. Kennedy, Center for the Performing Arts, Alliance for Arts Education School Administrator’s Award. In North Carolina, Dr. Coble was recognized as the North Carolina Music Educators Superintendent of the Year, the North Carolina Middle School Superintendent of the Year, the North Carolina Arts Education Association Superintendent of the Year, the North Carolina Public School Maintenance Association Superintendent of the Year, and as the first recipient of the Award of Merit by the North Carolina Vocational Association.

At the university level, Dr. Coble was recognized for his many years of service as well as receiving the “Making the Difference” award from the Department of Educational Leadership and the Distinguished Career Award from the School of Education. In recent years, Dr. Coble was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, which is among the most prestigious awards presented by the Governor of North Carolina by the State of North Carolina.

On Track Press, Inc. was founded by Dr. Coble with a core group of outstanding associates to provide leadership training and development for school districts and non-profit organizations. On Track Press, Inc. also provides technical/consulting services, coaching for improvement, and executive coaching services.  

For additional information, please contact:

On Track Leadership Group (OTLG)
P. O. Box 157
Clemmons, NC 27012
336-908-0225 (cell)

Larry D. Coble, Ed.D.