August 2014

Joe Davenport (MSS, Sports Management, 2005)

Davenport was recently selected as the second men’s basketball coach in Daley College history. Daley College is a community college located in Chicago, IL. Coach Davenport earned his master’s in Sports Management from the Academy in 2005.

Clay Harrelson (MSS, Sports Fitness & Health, current student)

Harrelson5Harrelson is a former college football player who has managed a personal training company. He is currently finishing his master’s degree in Sports Fitness & Health. He is mentoring with Robert Taylor and At the website,, Harrelson has provided some expert advice on “3 Challenging Workouts You Can Do With a Pull-Up Bar.” To view, click here:

Brian Jackson (MSS, Sport Administration, 2005)

Jackson was recently promoted to Athletic Director at Crestwood High School in April 2014.  He reinstated boys and girls cross country after not fielding a team for the past 14 years.  Jackson earned his master’s in Sports Administration from USSA in 2005.

Aaron Settle (EDD, Sports Management, 2005)

Settle, ATC, CSCS, was recently promoted to full Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Health and Human Performance at West Virginia State University. Settle earned his doctorate from the Academy in 2005 in Sports Management.

July 2014

Dkehlenbach book_emailan Kehlenbach (MSS, Sports Medicine, 2003)

Kehlenbach graduated with honors in 2003 with a master’s degree in Sports Medicine. He recently co-authored a book entitled, Distance Cycling, with John Hughes. The book was published by Human Kinetics ( The authors also hosted a webinar on century/200K training through Human Kinetics to 400 listeners that is available on the book’s site.

Jason Hamil (EdD, current student)

Hamil is the current high school soccer coach at Academic Magnet High School in Charleston, SC. His team recently won its second Class 2A state championship this past spring. The squad finished with a 19-4-2 record and was ranked #50 in the nation. Hamil was named NSCAA Small School Coach of the Year for the third year in a row and High School Sports Report 2A Coach of the Year for the second time in three years.

Md. Jais Bin Ismail (CER, Physical Education and Coaching, 2013)

Ismail, from Malaysia, received an International Diploma in Physical Education and Sports Coaching in 2013. Ismail is currently a sports instructor in the state of Putrajaya, teaching sports training and health education. One of Ismail’s areas of specializations is coaching swimming.

Tim Johnson (MSS, Sports Studies, 2006)

Johnson graduated with honors in 2006 with a degree in Sports Studies. He also recently received a second master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the American Military University. Johnson recently got married, and he and his wife, are expecting a baby in November.

image_nobleLance Noble (MSS Sports Coaching, 2005)

Noble graduated in 2005 with a master’s degree in sports coaching. He is currently the general manager of the Texas Strikers, a professional indoor soccer team that plays in the Major Arena Soccer League and is based in Beaumount, Tex.

Jean-Claude Rabbath (MSS, current student)

Rabbah, from Dubai, is an accomplished high jumper and currently a master’s student at the Academy. He is pursuing his degree in Sports Medicine and Sports Studies. He placed first in the high jump in the 2006 Asian Games in Doha-Qatar. He won the gold medal with a winning jump of 2.23m. His performance is available for viewing at

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