co·or·di·na·tor | \kō-ˈȯr-də-ˌnā-tər \

Definition of coordinator 

1 : one who coordinates something … government becomes the coordinator of the economy but not its boss.— Robert Heilbroner especially : a person who organizes people or groups so that they work together efficiently a project coordinator She served as the coordinator of the rescue effort. (American football) a defensive/offensive coordinator [=a coach who is responsible for overseeing a team's defensive/offensive players and strategies]

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The coach, entering his second season with the Falcons, worked as an analyst, then offensive coordinator for Alabama after leaving USC. Nathan Fenno,, "Steve Sarkisian won't fight on after former USC football coach loses dispute over firing," 10 July 2018 The increase holds true along the West Coast, said Justin Viezbicke, NOAA’s stranding coordinator for California. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, "Whale strandings off Washington-Oregon coast highest in nearly 2 decades," 2 July 2018 Jennifer Lantzas, public-art coordinator for the parks department, said her agency likes to provide some guidance, such as signage, at exhibits but wants visitors to draw their own conclusions. Maya Sweedler, WSJ, "Heavy Breathing in Manhattan Park Is Not What Anyone Thinks It Is," 2 July 2018 Sandra Fry, bicycle and pedestrian coordinator for the city’s planning department, said LimeBike has helped satisfy the demand for bicycles in Hartford, which has low car ownership. Maya Moore, Courant Community, "LimeBike Expands In Hartford As City Plans For More Bikes On Streets," 27 June 2018 Sara Gozalo, program coordinator for New Sanctuary Coalition, is among those activists calling for an end to ICE. Natascha Elena, Teen Vogue, "5 Reasons Why Activists Are Calling for the Abolition of ICE," 21 June 2018 That number soared to 71.2 per 100,000 people in 2014, said Molly Henricks, the crisis services coordinator for San Mateo County. Sarah Ravani,, "San Mateo County schools step up suicide prevention efforts," 18 June 2018 The turnout surpassed the 850 people who ran during last year’s inaugural event, said Nikole Parker, the event and community events coordinator for onePULSE. Marco Santana,, "onePULSE fundraiser gives runners way to help," 9 June 2018 Smart was an Alabama assistant coach from 2008-15, moving to defensive coordinator after his first season in Tuscaloosa. Creg Stephenson,, "Kirby Smart gets contract extension through 2024, will earn $7 million per year," 3 May 2018

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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