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Thomas W. Shea Jr.

On Tuesday, 1 January 2013, the Academy lost alumnus Thomas W. Shea Jr. Our condolences are extended to his family, friends and former colleagues.

Shea was accepted as a student at the Academy in the summer of 2006 in the Master of Sports Science dual major in Sports Fitness and Health/Sports Medicine program, graduating in the fall of 2009. Shea fulfilled his goal of becoming a strength and conditioning coach for the Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball team in California. Upon departing, he was a resident of Gilbert, Arizona.

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Bunky Harkleroad

Bunky Harkleroad doesn’t hesitate when asked about his goals for the Sacramento State women’s basketball team that he recently took over as head coach.

“We want to win a Big Sky Championship and be the most exciting team in women’s basketball,” Harkleroad declared upon arrival.

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David Peterson CDR

U.S. Navy Cmdr. David “Pete” Peterson first developed his interest in health and fitness as a competitive power lifter.

That interest has carried over into his Navy career where Peterson, who is currently earning his doctorate in Sports Management from the Academy, works as a Naval Aerospace/Operational Physiologist and serves as the director of the Aviation Survival Training Center in Paxtuxent River, Md.

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Nathan Miklos

After experiencing much success in the Horizon League as an assistant golf coach, Nathan Miklos is finally getting his chance to lead a team again in the conference.

Miklos was recently named head women’s golf coach at Youngstown State University, following more than six seasons as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s golf programs at Cleveland State University.

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Mike Brass

In his 12th year serving as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Performance at the U.S. Naval Academy, Michael Brass is leading a team of hundreds of people who share one goal: to make better athletes out of Midshipmen students.

With Brass leading its strength and conditioning training, Navy has turned the tides in its football program’s fortunes. The Midshipmen are 83-45, with a .648 winning percentage, over the last decade.

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Art Mota

Art Mota started playing soccer as a child, but that didn’t spark his interest in a career as a soccer coach.

His first started thinking about coaching when he began working at a hotel, after his family moved from California to Mexico. The hotel that employed him participated in a soccer league and the coach for the team asked Mota if he would help out. Mota says that was when his passion for coaching soccer was born.

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Scott Flemming

Before he coached his Indian basketball players on any fundamentals, Scott Flemming had to teach the janitors how to mop the court correctly.

In a world where the national basketball team practices on a warped hardwood floor patched with duct tape and the sport lags way behind cricket, soccer and field hockey in popularity, Flemming is trying to help the team and sport experience success.

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Craig Nicholson

Taking the reins of a PAC-12 softball team that competed at the Women’s College World Series this past season and is returning its entire starting lineup except one is a challenge Academy alumnus Craig Nicholson is eager to accept.

When one takes a look at Nicholson’s impressive record as a head coach with a career record of 927-235, though, it becomes obvious that his success at Ball State and Central Arizona College have prepared him to lead a team in such a competitive conference.

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Lanning Tucker

Lanning Tucker, who was promoted this season to assistant athletic trainer and rehabilitation coordinator for the Minnesota Twins, has rehabbed nearly two dozen pitchers from the elbow ligament reconstruction surgery in his 21-year career with the baseball team.

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Mike Wells

Mike Wells has coached in the NBA, college and Olympics. He helped win two NBA championships and an Olympic gold medal. One day, Wells hopes to add “head coach” to his achievements.

During his 20-year career, Wells has spent 17 seasons coaching in the NBA. He played a role in the winning of two championships—1995 Houston Rockets and 2007 San Antonio Spurs. He also helped with scouting for the USA men’s national basketball team that won a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

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Alumni Briefs

David Peterson

Current Student: Ed.D. Sports Management

Peterson published an article in the October 2013 edition of the Strength and Conditioning Journal, which is published by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Bunky Harkleroad

2004: M.S.S. Sports Management

Harkleroad was named the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Sacramento State.

Kevin Pederson

2010: M.S.S. Sports Management

Pederson was named one of Greenwood, SC’s “Under 40 Stars.” He is currently the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Lander University. Under Pederson, Lander has gone to the Sweet 16 three times and finished in the top 10 of the USA Today/ ESPN Coaches poll.

Joel Pearson

Current Student: M.S.S. Sports Management

Pearson is the new Head Cross Country and Assistant Track and Field Coach at Kennesaw State University.

Anthony Chavez

1997: B.S.S. Sports Coaching

Chavez, a former big league pitcher for 14 years, has been named the new Desert View High School Head Baseball Coach.

Nick Tayler

2001: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Taylor has been named an assistant football coach and Defensive Coordinator for Briar Cliff University.

Darren Schneider

1997: M.S.S. Sports Management

Schneider is in his first season as the head track and field coach at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Timothy Gray

2005: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Gray was recently named head men’s tennis coach at Bradley University. Gray is a Washington College Hall of Fame inductee who coached the Shoremen to their first national championship in tennis.

Andre J. Huston

2011: M.S.S. Sports Management

Huston was recently named Department Chairperson/Physical Education Teacher at Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Conn.

Jerry Buccilla

Current: M.S.S. Sports Management

Buccilla was recently named as head men's basketball coach at Tiffin University (Tiffin, Ohio).

Angie Watson Morenz

Current: Ed.D Sports Management/Sports Leadership Specialization

Morenz, who was the first woman in Blackburn College history to be awarded 12 athletic letters, has been named athletic director at her alma mater (Carlinville, Ill.).

Brad Nein

Current: Ed.D Sports Management

Nein was recently hired as the goal keeping coach for the women's soccer team at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Georgia.

Joshua Eyer

2012: B.S.S. Sports Coaching

Eyer, head coach at South Georgia United Soccer Club in Tifton, Ga., recently completed the National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Scott Flemming

2012: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Flemming, India's national basketball coach, was recently quoted in the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated about basketball in India.

Wes Schneider

2012: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Schneider was recently hired as California Baptist University’s new head men's volleyball coach.

Rob Hoyt

2011: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Hoyt was recently named head coach of men's basketball at Columbia College in California.

Brian Erickson

2010: M.S.S. Sports Management

Erickson was recently promoted as head men's basketball coach at Northwest College (Powell, Wyo.).

Jim Stomps

2010: B.S.S. Sports Coaching

Stomps was recently named K-12 athletic director at Salem Academy in Oregon. As the school’s head football coach, Stomps took the team to the best record in 10 years and qualified for the playoffs for the first time in 21 years.

Ken Wakefield

2010: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Wakefield was recently named as head football coach for Culpeper County High School in Virginia.

Jeff Brookman

2006: B.S.S. Sports Management

Brookman, men’s basketball coach at Spartanburg Methodist College (SMC), will host the first annual SMC/Jeff Brookman Basketball Academy this summer in South Carolina.

Phillip Shumpert

2006: B.S.S. Sports Management

Shumpert was recently hired as assistant men's basketball coach by the Southern Polytechnic State University Department of Athletics (Marietta, Ga.).

Adam Schiermyer

2003: M.S.S. Sports Management

Schiermyer was recently named head varsity football coach at Blissfield High School in Michigan.

Michael Vollmar

1999: M.S.S. Sports Management

Vollmar was recently appointed as senior associate athletic director for football administration at the University of Tennessee.

Terry Fowler

1994: M.S.S. Sports Management

Fowler was recently appointed as head women's basketball coach at the University of South Alabama (Mobile, Ala.).

Lanning Tucker

1992: M.S.S. Sports Medicine

Tucker was recently promoted to assistant athletic trainer and rehabilitation coordinator for Major League Baseball team the Minnesota Twins.

Joe Esposito

1990: M.S.S Sports Coaching

Esposito was recently appointed as assistant basketball coach at Texas Tech University.

Ret. Brig. Gen. Lionel Lee, M.D.

1983: M.S.S. Sports Medicine

Dr. Lee was recently appointed as professor and executive vice dean at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore.

Chris Brock

2012: M.S.S. Sports Management (Non-Degree Seeking)

For the past 12 years, Brock has been head coach for the Fort Mill Wrestling Program in South Carolina, overseeing all Fort Mill youth from middle school to varsity.

Grayson Howell

2006: M.S.S. Sports Management

Howell, who was an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at Sumter High School in South Carolina, was recently named head football coach at Easley High School (Easley, S.C.).

Dave McGovern

2006: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

McGovern, a seven-time U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier and an experienced racewalking and marathon walking coach and clinician, is conducting a series of “World Class Racewalking” clinics across the United States.

David Peterson

Current: Ed.D Sports Management/Sports Health & Fitness

Peterson was a featured pilot in a recent Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) video, “Scrubbing In,” a new production aimed at educating the public about Navy Medicine.

Dr. Joseph C. Spears, Jr.

2010: Ed.D Sports Management

Spears was recently hired as an assistant professor in sport management at Bowie State University in Maryland.

Emila Ward

Current: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Ward was appointed head coach of the first women’s varsity lacrosse team at Kalamazoo College in Michigan.

Neal Ring

2005: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Ring was named as Bob Jones University’s first athletic director and will also serve as the head coach for the men’s basketball program (Greenville, S.C.).

Jerome Robinson

2012: M.S.S. Sports Management

Robinson was hired at Eastern Michigan University, an NCAA Division I program, as the administrative life skills coordinator for the men's basketball team.

Adam Reeb

2010: M.S.S. Sports Studies

Reeb is the new head men's and women's tennis coach at Lindenwood University – Belleville (Belleville, Ill.).

Marc Riker

1998: M.S.S. Sports Management

Riker, who was the 2000 Alumnus of the Year, now serves as the Director of National Games with the National Senior Games Association based in Baton Rouge, La. The 2013 National Senior Games will be held in July 21-Aug. 5 in Cleveland.

Scott Flemming

1987: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Scruggs was named the head men's basketball coach at Mars Hill College in North Carolina, which competes in NCAA Division II in the South Atlantic Conference.

Rick Scruggs

1989: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Flemming, who is in his 30th year in coaching, is taking over as the India men's national basketball team head coach and is overseeing the national youth teams as well.

Dennis Lindsey

1994: M.S.S. Sports Management

Lindsey was named general manager of the NBA's Utah Jazz after spending five years as the San Antonio Spurs vice president and assistant GM.

Clayton Hamilton

1997: M.S.S. Sports Management

Hamilton earned a promotion to senior associate director of business operations and remains the chief financial officer for the University of Arkansas athletic program.

Steve Little

1998: M.S.S. Sports Management

Little retired after 24 years of coaching high school baseball at Olentangy and Jackson in Ohio, where he was named to the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2012.

Shane Doege

2008: M.S.S. Sports Management

Doege became the Wortham High School (Texas) athletic director and head football coach.

Derrick Johnson

2011: M.S.S. Sports Management

Johnson was named athletic director at Riverside City College, on of California's leading community colleges.

Andrew Slorp

Current: M.S.S. Sports Studies

Slorp is serving as the strength and conditioning coach for Class A South Bend (Ind.) SilverHawks, an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Lee Taft

1994: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Taft built a training facility in New Castle, Ind., where he trains young athletes and coaches a girls basketball program. He also trains his nephew, Jimmer Fredette, a Sacremento Kings guard.

William Lloyd 'Keeter' Hayes

2005: M.S.S. Sports Management

Hayes, a North Myrtle Beach, S.C., High School athletic trainer was honored as Athletic Trainer of the Year recently by the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association.

Franklin Bailey Jackson

2006: M.S.S. Sports Management

Jackson was named the head coach of the Clover, S.C., High School boys’ basketball team.

Grant Wilson

2011: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Wilson was named head coach of the University of Brandon men’s volleyball team after serving seven seasons as an assistant coach at the college in Brandon, Manitoba.

DeeDee Horton

2012: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Horton, who coached the past six years at South Puget Sound Community College, was recently named Northern New Mexico College’s new women’s basketball coach.

Dr. Linda Hilgenbrinck

1984: M.S.S. Sports Fitness and Health

Dr. Hilgenbrinck, adaptive physical education teacher for the Denton (Texas) Independent School District, was named the National American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) adapted physical educator of the year.

Doug Dunlap

1987: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Dunlap is currently director of operations for Whiz Kids Tutoring & Mentoring of City Gospel Mission in Cincinnati.

Ralph D. Polson

1988: M.S.S. Sport Management

Polson, Wofford College (Spartanburg, S.C.) men’s soccer head coach, became the president of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and will serve a one-year term.

Rodney Bishop

1988: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Bishop has served in various positions in school systems in South Carolina for 26 years.

Jeff Watson

1990: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Watson was recently inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He has coached for 30, amassed a record of 437-191-58 in soccer and won a state championship while at Sunset High School in Miami.

Christine Colville

1991: M.S.S. Sports Management

Colville is the new president and CEO of the YMCA of Frederick County in Frederick, Md. She is a 27-year veteran of the organization.

Eric Streeter

1993: M.S.S. Sports Management

Streeter recently retired after 22 years of coaching high school track and field in North Carolina, where his teams won four state championships.

Robert McIntosh

1993: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

McIntosh is Superintendent of Schools for Miller County in Colquitt, Ga.

Geoff Masanet

1995: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Masanet is in his first year as the head men’s and women’s track and field coach for North Park University in Chicago, which competes at the NCAA Division III level.

Dr. Marco Cardinale

1998: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Dr. Cardinale is the head of Sports Science and Research for the British Olympic Association in London.

Rodney Summers

1999: M.S.S. Sports Management

Summers is the new Westwood High School head football coach in Blythewood, S.C. Previously, he served as offensive coordinator and assistant football coach at Richland Northeast High School.

James Vilade

2003: M.S.S. Sports Management

Vilade, the Academy’s 2010 Alumnus of the Year, is now a Double A coach for the Texas Rangers and a scout for the North Texas Area.

Ben Prince

2007: M.S.S. Sports Management

Prince will become principal at Ocean Bay Elementary School in Myrtle Beach, S.C., at the end of the school year. Currently, he is assistant principal at Carolina Forest Elementary School.

Kenneth Culwell

2009: M.S.S. Sports Management

Culwell is the new assistant director with the University of North Texas Athletic Department (Denton, Texas), after previously serving as an athletic director and head football coach at Texas high schools.

William Nieves

2010: M.S.S. Sports Management

Nieves is a regulatory specialist at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, more commonly known as FINRA, in New York City.

Christine Witty

2010: B.S.S. Sports Coaching

Witty, an Olympic gold medalists in speed skating, graduated in December with a master’s degree in human movement sciences at the VU University Amsterdam.

Curt Dixon

Current: M.S.S. Sports Management

Dixon is the new head baseball coach of the Brazos Valley Bombers who play in Bryan, Texas, in the Texas Collegiate League.

Bruce Shearer

1983: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Shearer is the Burlington-Edison High School girls’ basketball coach and in his first season guided the team to a fourth place finish in the Class 2A state playoffs in Washington.

David Roger Pierce

1989: M.S.S. Sport Management

Pierce is currently an assistant professor and Undergraduate Sport Management Coordinator at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis.

Mike Sports

1989: M.S.S. Sport Management

Sports is currently the defensive coordinator at Keller Central High School in Keller, Texas.

James (Jim) Dugoni

1990: M.S.S. Sports Management

Dugoni is the University of the Pacific associate director of athletics in Stockton, Calif.

Carolyn Schwartze

1990: M.S.S. Sports Fitness and Health

Schwartze is a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer and works at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo.

Trina Cox

1992: M.S.S. Sports Medicine

Cox is the assistant director at Hampshire Wellness & Fitness in Romney, W. Va.

Paul Herschell

2000: M.S.S. Sports Management

Herschell is the co-owner and executive vice president of Sports + Lifestyle Unlimited in Portland, Ore.

Dr. Troy Strieby

2001: D.S.M. Sports Management

Strieby is the vice president of recreation for the Maryland Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD) and an associate professor at Frostburg State University (Frostburg, Md.)

Ryan Hess

2004: M.S.S. Sports Management

Hess is the business manager for the Seabury Center and Department of Athletics at Berea College, Ky.

Christopher Hickey

2004: M.S.S. Sports Studies

Hickey is the executive director at the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE).

Bert Rogers

2007: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Rogers works as the head coach for men’s and women’s track and field at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.

Ashley (Hayden) Walden

Current: B.S.S. Sports Management

Walden, who has been a United States luge team member since 1996, recently announced her retirement from competition. She competed in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and earned silver medals in the 2004 and 2005 World Championship team events.

Jeff Sheldon

2003: M.S.S. Sports Management and Sports Fitness and Health Dual

Sheldon is the owner of Health Hut, a health, nutrition and fitness store that has been located in Spanish Fort, Ala., since 2009.

Steven DeCou

1997: M.S.S. Sports Medicine

DeCou is the new Georgia Gwinnett College (Lawrenceville, Ga.) men’s soccer coach after spending the past five years as the assistant director of athletics and soccer coach at Belhaven University in Jackson, Miss.

Jennifer Saylor

2001: M.S.S. Sports Management and Sports Coaching Dual

Saylor is the Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, Ill.) Lady Foresters head volleyball coach and recently was named the Midwest Conference Volleyball Coach of the Year.

Eryck Avila

2005: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Avila, who has played in four World Cup Qualifiers for the Puerto Rican national soccer team, is the head trainer for Avila Creative Soccer (Austin, Texas).

Joseph Palmer

1985: M.S.S. Sports Medicine

Palmer is the clinical coordinator in Kinesiotherapy at Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C.

Chris Nemith

1990: M.S.S. Sports Fitness and Health

Nemith has served as the Gulf Breeze head football coach for the past seven seasons (Gulf Breeze, Fla.).

Steve Little

1998: M.S.S. Sports Medicine

Little, who teaches Health and Physical Education at Olentangy High School in Columbus, Ohio, was recently selected as a Class of 2012 Hall of Fame inductee by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Bonnie Tiel

2004: DSM Sports Management

Tiell is the dean of Graduate Studies at Tiffin University (Tiffin, Ohio) and recently presented at the World Olympians Association in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Jeremy Lichtig

2011: M.S.S. Sports Medicine / Sports Management Dual

Lichtig is the new head coach of the Centenary College Gents Lacrosse team. He will guide the team as it transitions from a club team to the NCAA Division III classification in 2012-13 (Hackettstown, N.J.).

China Jude

2011: M.S.S. Sports Management

Jude is the assistant vice president of athletics at Queens College of The City University of New York in Flushing, N.Y.

Eric Nesbitt

2011: M.S.S. Sports Management

Nesbitt is a physical education instructor for the Rock Island School District #41 (Rock Island, Ill.).

Kendall Phillips

2005: M.S.S. Sports Management

Phillips is the Youth Sports/Health & Wellness Director for the Mays Family YMCA (San Antonio, Texas).

Brock Cole

2005: M.S.S. Sports Management

Cole is currently the District Manager at Jason’s Fitness with locations in Foley and Mobile, Ala.

Ryan Capretta

1984: M.S.S. Sports Management

Capretta, who is beginning his fifth season as the strength and conditioning coach for the Pepperdine University men’s and women’s basketball teams, attended a five-day summit at ADIDAS headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany as a member of the ADIDAS strength and performance advisory board.

Paul 'P.J.' Wendell

2004: M.S.S. Sports Studies

Wendell announced he will run as a Republican for the District 18 seat for the County Legislature in New York (Jamestown, N.Y.). He is currently a volunteer firefighter for the Lakewood Volunteer Fire Company, physical education teacher and Falconer Central School varsity wrestling coach.

Kurt Ross Mattison

1987: M.S.S. Sports Health and Fitness

Mattison is currently the owner and director of training for Momentum Sport Fitness (Eau Claire,Wis.).

James Vilade

2003: M.S.S. Sports Management

Vilade, the Dallas Patriots and Premier Baseball Academy executive vice president and Florida Marlins Dallas-Fort Worth scout, was inducted Oct. 16 into the University of Dallas Athletics Hall of Fame (Frisco, Texas).

Jay Mehrhoff

2001: Ed.D. Sports Management

Mehrhoff, who is an associate professor and Director of Athletics at East Central College in Union, Mo., was recently named 2010-11 Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year for the NACDA Central Region for Junior Colleges.

Michael John Wilson

1986: M.S.S. Sports Management

Wilson has been the assistant athletic director at Wisconsin Lutheran College (Milwaukee, Wis.) since 2005.

Vicki Tolan

1988: M.S.S. Sports Coaching

Tolan, an Alta Loma Junior High School athletic director, physical education teacher and coach, was named the California Governor’s P.E. Teacher of the Year for 2011 (Alta Loma, Calif.).

Denny Williams

1984: M.S.S. Sports Management

Williams is the new assistant athletic director for facilities and operations at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Ind.

Garret Williamson

M.S.S. Sports Fitness and Health (did not graduate)

Williamson qualified for the U.S. Olympic team in the triathlon and competed in the International Triathlon Union World Championships held Sept. 10 in Beijing, China.

Larry Anderson

1984: M.S.S. in Sports Management

Anderson was appointed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to the Southern State Community College Board of Trustees (Seaman, Ohio).

Wes Yourth

2006: M.S.S. in Sports Studies

Yourth is serving as the Supervisor for Athletic Facilities and Operations at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif.

Travis Rogers

1984: B.S.S. in Sports Coaching

Rogers is the new assistant men’s basketball coach for the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Ark., after spending last season as the student assistant coach.

Shawn C. Parks

2004: M.S.S. in Sports Management

Shawn is the varsity boys’ basketball head coach at Jefferson County High School in Louisville, Ga.

DeRick Dunnigan

2001: M.S.S. in Sports Management

Dunnigan is the new Dacula High School athletic director in Gwinnett County, Ga.

Robert Brewer

2004: M.S.S. in Sports Studies

I have recently changed positions to Head Coach of the Iolani Swim Club and owner of Hawaii Tour of Champions.

Dr. Kevin R. Linam

1999: Ed.D. in Sports Management

Linam, who is entering his 28th year teaching and coaching, recently began teaching middle school science at Belsaw School in Mt. Vernon, Ala.

Dr. Linda C. Hilgenbrinck

1984: M.S.S. in Fitness and Health

Hilgenbrinck is an Adapted Physical Education Specialist in the Denton Independent School District in Denton, Texas. She is being honored as the TAHPERD Teacher of the Year, Physical Education Adapted at this year’s convention in December in Dallas.

Zac Adams

2010: B.S.S in Sports Coaching

Adams is serving in the newly added position of Director of Operations for the swimming and diving team at Florida State University (Tallahassee, Fla.).

Erick Schwarz

1998: M.S.S. in Sports Management

Schwarz is an associate professor of sport business and chair of the Department of Sport Business & International Tourism in the School of Business at Saint Leo University (St. Petersburg, Fla.).

Roger Lefebvre

2001: M.S.S. in Sports Coaching

Lefebvre is the boys’ head basketball coach at Cactus High School in Glendale, Ariz., and an adjunct faculty member in the physical education program for Ottawa University’s branch in Phoenix.

Jo Nixon

Current Student: M.S.S. in Sports Management

Nixon is the new assistant coach of the defensive secondary for the football program at Arkansas Tech (Russellville, Ark.).

Casey Gantt

Current Student: M.S.S. in Sports Management

Gantt is the new assistant coach for men’s and women’s cross country and track & field at Ohio Northern University (Ada, Ohio).

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