United States Sports Academy Honors 24-Year Employee with Retirement Ceremony

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DAPHNE, Ala. — The United States Sports Academy recently celebrated longtime employee Becky Cochran, who retired after serving the Academy in various roles for more than 24 years. Cochran started her Academy career in 1993 as an admissions assistant and spent time working in continuing education, the registrar’s office and in admissions. Cochran is pictured with Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich, left, and Dean of Student Services Dr. Vince Nix. The United States…

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Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our recent graduates, who hail from across the country.

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Editor’s note:  Since students of the United States Sports Academy are able to complete their coursework and degree requirements on their own schedule, the Academy throughout each month immediately awards degrees to students who complete requirements.  Students are not required to wait to the end of a semester or term to receive their degrees.  The Academy congratulates the following graduates who completed their degrees this month. Master’s Graduates Crystal L. Lewis (Florence, Miss.) – M.S.S….

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Joe Toomey

Academy Master’s Degree Enables Joe Toomey to Earn Principal Post at Historic Mobile High School

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus Joe Toomey used his Academy master’s degree to build on his skills as a coach and expand his career to school administration, a move that recently earned him the position of principal at one of Alabama’s most historic high schools. Toomey is principal of Murphy High School in Mobile, Ala., known for its longtime academic excellence and historic role as the state’s oldest high school. Toomey earned…

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Noemi Zaharia

Olympic Swimming Medalist Noemi Zaharia Pursuing Doctorate from United States Sports Academy

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Noemi Zaharia is an Olympic medalist, world Universiade champion, successful former collegiate swimming coach and now an athletics administrator. She now has another title: doctoral student at the United States Sports Academy. Zaharia’s impressive swimming record includes two medals in swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, winning silver in the 400 meter mixed and bronze in the 200 meter mixed for Romania. She also won five gold medals,…

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Chad Lunsford

Academy Alumnus Chad Lunsford Named Head Football Coach at Georgia Southern University

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus Chad Lunsford, who served on the staff that led Auburn University to the 2010 BCS National Championship in football, has been promoted to head football coach at Georgia Southern University (GSU) in Statesboro, Ga. Lunsford was named the Eagles’ head coach after serving in an interim role since October, when he was promoted from assistant head coach. Lunsford earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports…

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Florida Track and Field Coach Mike Holloway Presented the United States Sports Academy’s 2017 Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award

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DAPHNE, Ala. – After leading the University of Florida men’s track and field team to its second consecutive and seventh overall national championship, UF head track and field coach Mike Holloway has been named the United States Sports Academy’s 2017 Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award winner. Holloway has molded the Gators’ track and field team into one of the nation’s elite programs over the last 22 seasons. He is one of seven coaches in NCAA…

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Network Technician

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The United States Sports Academy is seeking an experienced Computer Network Technician who will analyze computer and network-related problems; install, maintain, and troubleshoot all hardware, software and related services, Local Area Network (LAN), data communications and peripherals, VoIP phone and security systems. Other duties include oversight and management of the file servers, active directory, firewall and network security and software license compliance issues.  Contributes to the design, provisioning/deployment, and operations of the enterprise; Troubleshoots and…

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Killian

Academy Mourns Loss of International Sports Leader and Board of Visitors Member George Killian

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy mourns the loss of international sports leader, Academy honoree and longtime Board of Visitors member George E. Killian, who died Thursday, 6 December 2017 at the age of 93. Killian received an Honorary Doctorate from the Academy in 1997 and was honored with the Academy’s Eagle Award in 2007. The Eagle Award is the Academy’s highest international honor and is presented to a world leader in sport…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for November

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for November and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from seven countries comprise the list. Each month, the public is invited to participate in the Academy’s worldwide Athlete of the Month program by nominating athletes and then voting online during the first week of every month….

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Academy Faculty Member Teaches Sports Administration to UAE Soccer Administrators

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Experienced sports educator, administrator and operations manager Dr. Phillip Capps recently taught a sports administration course to soccer administrators in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as part of the international education programs offered by the United States Sports Academy. Capps, an Academy National Faculty member, taught for the Academy as part of its cooperative effort to train soccer administrators through a Football Club Operators License Program with the United Arab Emirates Football…

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William M. Williams Named United States Sports Academy 2017 Sport Artist of the Year, Painter

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Nationally known American sports painter William M. Williams, whose work is featured in some of the most prestigious and notable sports locales in the country, has been named the United States Sports Academy’s 2017 Sport Artist of the Year, Painter. Williams was presented the honor by Academy Trustee and Art Committee Member Emerita Susan McCollough at the Academy’s 33rd Annual Awards of Sport celebration held recently on campus in Daphne, Ala. Williams…

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Softball Advocate Don Porter Earns Collar of Honour Award from World Baseball Softball Confederation

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Don Porter has spent most of his adult life diligently promoting softball around the world, and now the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has honored his dedication to the sport by awarding him its Collar of Honour. Porter, who has served on the United States Sports Academy’s National Faculty and is currently a member of its Board of Visitors, was awarded the honor by WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari during the organization’s recent…

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