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Derek Williams

Cincinnati Christian Basketball Coach Derek Williams Says Academy Mentorship Helped Launch College Coaching Career

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Derek Williams will soon enter his second season as the head women’s basketball coach at Cincinnati Christian University, an accomplishment he attributes to his United States Sports Academy education and mentorship. Williams has risen through the ranks of basketball coaching, from his beginning as a middle school coach to leading a collegiate program. Williams earned his Bachelor of Sports Science degree in sports studies from the Academy in 2014 and a master’s degree in coaching…

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Jennifer Saylor

Academy Alumna Jennifer Saylor Named to Lead Rockford University Volleyball

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United States Sports Academy alumna Jennifer Saylor, a successful volleyball coach with experience at both the high school and collegiate levels, has been named head coach of the women’s volleyball program at Rockford University in Rockford, Ill. Saylor previously spent five years as head volleyball coach at both Morton High School in Morton, Ill., and the Capital Volleyball Academy in Madison, Wisc. She also served as head volleyball coach for four years at Lake Forest…

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Aaron Muhic

United States Sports Academy Alumnus Aaron Muhic’s College Basketball Coaching Career Spans Two Countries

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Aaron Muhic, who has more than 21 years of head basketball coaching experience in the United States, has taken on a new professional adventure — coaching in Canada. The United States Sports Academy alumnus is currently rebuilding the men’s basketball program at Trinity Western University (TWU). Muhic, a Sacramento, Calif., native, earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports coaching from the Academy in 1996. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Oregon University,…

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graduates

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

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Congratulations to our recent graduates, who hail from nine states across the country. Doctoral Graduates Dr. Peter Joseph Vanni (Swarthmore, Pa.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Health and Fitness, Sports Leadership Emphasis, With Honors Dr. Daniela L. Benavidez (Fresno, Calif.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Health and Fitness, Sports Leadership Emphasis Master’s Graduates Jaymie L. Cox (Bremerton, Wash.) – M.S.S. Sports Management, M.S.S. Sports Coaching, With Honors Erin L. Diamond (Los Angeles, Calif.) – M.S.S….

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Congratulations to our recent graduates, who are from across the country and around the world.

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Doctoral Graduates Dr. Lorenda Lynn Prier (Juno Beach, Fla.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Marketing emphasis, With Honors Master’s Graduates Paul K. Honnold (Okinawa, Japan) – M.S.S. Sports Medicine, M.S.S. Sports Health and Fitness, With Honors Jacqueline A. Loper (Mobile, Ala.) – M.S.S. Sports Studies, Personal Training emphasis, With Honors David J. Valescente (Groton, N.Y.) – M.S.S. Sports Studies, With Honors Ammon L. Sullivan III (Lexington, S.C.) – M.S.S. Sports Management Bachelor’s Graduate Stephen L….

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Mark Janas

Academy Alumnus and Inventor Dr. Mark Janas Debuts Virtual Endurance Racing Platform

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Inventor, innovator and business developer Dr. Mark Janas, a United States Sports Academy alumnus, has developed and launched a virtual racing platform designed to revolutionize the world of endurance racing and charitable fundraising, the latest of many products he has created to integrate sport and technology. Janas, who earned his Doctor of Education degree in Sports Management with a sports medicine emphasis in 2011, was the Academy’s 2012 Alumnus of the Year. His latest invention,…

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Betsy Conaty

Star in UNC Women’s Soccer Dynasty Pursuing Academy Doctoral Degree

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Betsy Conaty was one of the stars behind the start of University of North Carolina’s historic and remarkable run of women’s soccer dominance. Her winning goal in the inaugural NCAA women’s soccer championship match in 1982 gave the Tar Heels their first national championship, the first of 22 the program has won to date. A 1985 North Carolina graduate, Conaty is now pursuing a Doctor of Education degree in Sports Management with an emphasis in…

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Torre Becton

Academy Alumnus Torre Becton Named Coach of Cal Football Strength and Conditioning Program

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United States Sports Academy alumnus Torre Becton is using his Academy education to climb to high levels in the college football coaching world.  Becton – who earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports studies in 2014 – was recently hired as the head strength and conditioning coach for the University of California Berkeley football team. A native of Kinston, N.C., Becton played football and earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education/fitness…

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Academy Founder Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich Named to International Sports Hall of Fame

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, Founding President of the United States Sports Academy and a long-time leader in sport and sport education around the globe, has been named to the International Sports Hall of Fame (ISHOF). To view the induction video, which includes the Founding President’s comments at the occasion, go to https://youtu.be/ajyD-yIEzkQ . The ISHOF is a non-profit foundation established by internationally known fitness expert Dr. Robert M. Goldman “to honor the…

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Dexter Davis

Academy Alumnus and Faculty Member Shares Super Bowl Experience with Mentorship Student

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A United States Sports Academy faculty member recently was able to contribute to the success of Super Bowl LI, and at the same time provide some memorable “hands-on” learning to an Academy doctoral student. For the twelfth consecutive year, Academy alumnus and non-resident faculty member Dr. Dexter Davis attended the Super Bowl and volunteered to help run the NFL Experience, a fan favorite event featuring professional football’s interactive theme park, games, youth football clinics, merchandise…

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graduates

Congratulations to Our Recent Graduates

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Congratulations to our recent graduates, who are from across the country and around the world. Doctoral Graduates Dr. William E. Kruse (Rancho Cordova, Calif.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership emphasis, With Honors Dr. Philipp Sauer (Bochum, Germany) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership emphasis, With Honors Dr. David Edwin Perron (Dayton, Tenn.) – Ed.D. Sports Management, Sports Leadership emphasis Master’s Graduates Richard C. Capps (River Bend, N.D.) – M.S.S. Sports Management, M.S.S. Sports Coaching,…

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In Memoriam: Academy Mourns the Loss of Student Thad Akins

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The United States Sports Academy mourns the loss of doctoral student Thad Akins, who was pursuing his Doctor of Education degree in sports management at the Academy.  Akins passed away in a tragic automobile accident on 19 January 2017 at age 43. Akins was a teacher and head girls’ basketball coach at Spanish Fort High School in Spanish Fort, Ala. Akins also served as an assistant coach on the school’s baseball and freshman football teams….

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