Academy Trustee Emeritus Jack Lengyel Wins Prestigious Tuss McLaughry Award

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Former college football coach and long-time athletic administrator Jack Lengyel has been selected for the Tuss McLaughry Award, the highest honor given by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). Lengyel is a United States Sports Academy trustee emeritus, Board of Visitors member and recipient of honorary doctorates from the Academy in 1998 and 2010. He is also the former committee chairman of the Academy’s College Football Game of the Year program. Lengyel…

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Support Your Academy During the Annual Fundraising Drive

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The United States Sports Academy will soon be reaching out to faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and supporters during its annual fundraising drive.  All who believe in the Academy and its missions of teaching, research and service are encouraged to participate. The Academy was founded nearly a half century ago on the belief that the quality of sport education and coaching needed to be improved if American athletes were to perform competitively and safely at…

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Academy Faculty Member Teaches Sports Media Relations to UAE Soccer Administrators

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Experienced coach, educator and college athletic director Dr. Jeff Potter recently taught a sports media relations course to soccer administrators in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as part of the international education programs offered by the United States Sports Academy. Potter, 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…

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Republic of Senegal and United States Sports Academy Look Toward Sports Development

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The Republic of Senegal and the United States Sports Academy have entered into discussions for the Academy to do a comprehensive assessment of Senegal’s national sport program as well as consideration for how the Academy’s international education programs may be used as a tool for sports program development in the West African nation. His Excellency Matar Ba, Senegal’s Minister of Sport, met recently in Dakar with Academy Board of Trustees member Joseph…

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September Athlete of the Month Winners

Justin Thomas, Sloane Stephens Named United States Sports Academy September Athletes of the Month

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Golfer Justin Thomas and tennis player Sloane Stephens have been named the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for September. Thomas was voted the PGA Tour Player of the Year after winning the FedEx Cup on 24 September 2017 with a second place finish in the Tour Championship. The American won five tournaments and his first major championship this season. Earlier in the month, Thomas shot a…

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United States Sports Academy Hosts Veterans for Lunch, Museum Tour

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy recently hosted a campus luncheon and art museum tour for local military veterans, including two who served in World War II. Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, a former Marine who founded the Academy in 1972, told the group about the institution’s mission to serve the nation and the world as a sport education resource focused on upgrading sport through programs of instruction, research and service. He also talked…

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Dr. Sandra Geringer

Dr. Sandra Geringer Calls Earning Doctorate, Teaching for Academy an “Honor”

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Dr. Sandra K. Geringer says the United States Sports Academy has opened doors for her in many ways, including the opportunity to teach abroad, earn her doctorate, and teach Academy students as the newly appointed Director of Sports Studies. Geringer recently completed her Doctor of Education degree in sports management with an emphasis in sport marketing, with honors. She began her doctoral studies with the Academy in 2015 and worked her way…

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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. Doctoral Graduates Dr. Michael Anthony Baptiste (Butler, Pa.) –…

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Dwight Hornibrook

Academy Alumnus Dwight Hornibrook Named Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Cornell

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus and longtime collegiate soccer coach  Dwight Hornibrook was recently named head coach of the women’s soccer team at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. A native of Fredericton in New Brunswick, Canada, Hornibrook had previously served as an assistant coach at Cornell for five seasons and as the team’s interim head coach before the promotion. He earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports studies from the…

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Vote Now for Academy Athlete of the Month for September

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy has announced its Athlete of the Month ballot for September and public voting is in progress. Following the selection committee’s meeting, 12 candidates – six male and six female – from six 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’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives Unveils Sculpture of Legendary Iranian Wrestler

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DAPHNE, Ala. – The North American Iranian Friendship Society (NAIFS) presented the United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA) a bronze sculpture of the late legendary Iranian wrestler and national hero Jahan Pahlavan Takhti at a recent special ceremony on the Academy campus. Created by sculptor Dr. Alireza Khaghani of Tehran, the three-foot, 110-pound statue depicts the Olympic and World Champion wrestler giving a wave of salutation and celebration. The wrestler’s…

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Admissions Counselor

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General Description The United States Sports Academy is seeking an experienced, highly motivated Admissions Counselor to join our team. This position serves as an introduction/ambassador to the United States Sports Academy and requires a highly motivated professional with a proven track record.  This individual will be responsible for providing accurate information to all prospects, applicants, students and alumni; assist in preparation and administration of overall marketing, recruitment and admissions planning; maintain confidential treatment of student…

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