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Support Your Academy During the Annual Fundraising Drive

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The United States Sports Academy is currently 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 the…

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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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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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Dr. Dave Shrock

Academy Faculty Member, Alumnus Dr. Dave Shrock Teaching Sport Marketing to Soccer Administrators in the UAE

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Nationally acclaimed track and field coach and long-time health and physical fitness professor Dr. Dave Shrock kicked off this academic year’s international sports education programs for the United States Sports Academy by teaching a sports marketing course to soccer administrators in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Shrock – an Academy alumnus and National Faculty member – taught recently as part of the Academy’s cooperative effort to train soccer administrators through a Football Club…

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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. Kelly K. Perkins (Fontana, Calif.) –…

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Academy Alumni‘ Train the Trainers’ to Improve Health and Skills of Youth in Malaysia

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DAPHNE, Ala. – A pair of United States Sports Academy alumni recently traveled to Malaysia to assist the southeast Asian country in training the people responsible for improving the health and life skills of youth of the nation. Dr. Phillip Capps and Bryan Johnson, members of the Academy’s National Faculty, taught in the Academy’s “Training of the Trainers” (TOT) program in Kuala Lumpur.  Launched in 2015, the program assists the Malaysian government in its National…

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Donna Clemons

Dr. Donna Clemons uses Academy Doctoral Degree to Launch Collegiate Faculty Career

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DAPHNE, Ala. – With a successful career as a business owner in health and fitness already established, Dr. Donna Clemons is using her new doctoral degree from the United States Sports Academy to launch an additional career as a college faculty member. Clemons is the founder and owner of a nationwide company, Christian Aerobic Exercise Inc., which establishes fitness ministry programs in churches around the country. She also works as an inspirational speaker and writer…

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Michael Armstrong

Academy Alumnus Dr. Michael Armstrong Named Strength Coach of the Year in South Carolina

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Former college football player, current high school football coach and United States Sports Academy alumnus Dr. Michael Armstrong was recently honored as the Strength Coach of the Year in South Carolina. Armstrong is the assistant athletic director, head strength coach and offensive line coach at Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS) in Lugoff, S.C. He earned his Doctor of Education degree in sports management from the Academy in 2012. Armstrong earned his bachelor’s degree…

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Ben Billman

Academy Graduate Dr. Ben Billman Named to Faculty at Carson-Newman University

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Dr. Ben Billman, a recent graduate of the United States Sports Academy doctoral program, has joined the sport management faculty at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn. Billman served as a doctoral teaching assistant for three years on the Academy’s campus in Daphne, Ala., and recently earned his Doctor of Education degree in sports management with an emphasis in sports leadership. He was hired by Carson-Newman as an assistant professor. “I appreciate…

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Robb Bolton

Alumnus Uses Academy Degree to Help Cancer Survivors in Southern California

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DAPHNE, Ala. – After experiencing firsthand the difficulties of a personal battle with cancer, United States Sports Academy alumnus Robb Bolton is using his Academy education to benefit the lives of cancer survivors in Southern California. A resident of Newbury Park, Calif., Bolton earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports management from the Academy in 2007.  He is the founder and CEO of Cancer Fit, a non-profit organization that provides free exercise and…

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Mike Leach

Washington State Football Coach and Academy Alumnus Mike Leach Visits Campus that Launched his Coaching Career

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus and Washington State University head football coach Mike Leach recently visited the sports university’s campus in Daphne, Ala., where he first learned the skills that he says “ushered me into coaching.” Leach met with Academy President and CEO Dr. T.J. Rosandich and toured the American Sport Art Museum & Archives during his visit with his family. After graduating from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in…

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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. Tonya Butler-Collins (Daphne, Ala.) – Ed.D….

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