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Joe Esposito

Alumnus Joe Esposito Continues Successful Basketball Coaching Career with Position at UNLV

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus Joe Esposito has more than 28 years of collegiate basketball coaching experience, including more than 10 years working under legendary coach Tubby Smith. Now, he’s accepted a coaching position at one of the nation’s top basketball schools. Esposito was recently hired as a special assistant to University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) head men’s basketball coach Marvin Menzies. Esposito spent the last 11 seasons working under Smith…

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Mary Beth Spirk

Academy Alumna and Basketball Coach Mary Beth Spirk Named Athletic Director at Moravian College

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumna Mary Beth Spirk has more than 30 years of basketball coaching experience and recently added another title to her resume as the athletics and recreation director at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. Spirk is the winningest women’s basketball coach in Moravian’s history with 579 wins, ranking among the top active Division III coaches. She was promoted to the role of Moravian’s director of athletics and recreation, becoming…

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Paul Smith

New Principal at Smithville (Texas) High School Says He Uses His Academy Degree “Every Day”

By | Alumni

DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus Paul Smith, who was recently promoted to principal at Smithville High School in Texas following a long career in football coaching, education, and administration, says he uses his Academy degree “every day.” Smith was promoted after most recently serving as Smithville’s assistant principal and proving himself as a “patient and consistent leader” who is “committed to being responsive to parents and supportive of campus staff while keeping…

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Corey Lewis

Corey Lewis Uses Academy Master’s Degree to Transition from High School Coach to Principal

By | Alumni

DAPHNE, Ala. – Veteran coach and educator Corey Lewis recently used his master’s degree from the United States Sports Academy to transition into a role as a high school principal in Hartsville, S.C. Lewis was recently promoted to principal at Hartsville High School, where he had previously served as assistant principal since 2010. In addition to administrative work and classroom teaching, Lewis also previously served as the school’s varsity baseball coach and assistant football coach….

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Joshua Steffen

Alumnus Joshua Steffen Takes Reins of Stephens College Basketball Program

By | Alumni

DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus Joshua Steffen was recently named head basketball coach at the nation’s second oldest all-women’s college. Steffen, who has 17 years of coaching experience including 12 at the collegiate level, was hired to take the reins of the women’s basketball program at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. Steffen earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports coaching from the Academy in 2007, while he was working full…

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Tim Dornemann

Dr. Tim Dornemann Uses Academy Doctorate in Successful Career as Teacher and Scholar

By | Alumni

DAPHNE, Ala. – Dr. Tim Dornemann said his doctoral degree from the United States Sports Academy has been beneficial to his career as an educator, scholar, writer and international instructor. Dornemann earned his Doctor of Education degree in sports management from the Academy in 2014. He is the director of sports performance at Barton College in Wilson, N.C., where he oversees the strength and conditioning programs for the institution’s 21 intercollegiate athletic teams. He coordinates…

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Novack and OShea

Academy’s International Cooperation Years Ago Still Advancing Alumni Careers

By | Alumni

DAPHNE, Ala. – A collaborative educational program between the United States Sports Academy and a British university two decades ago is continuing to advance the sport careers of its participants even after more than 20 years. In the late 1990s, the United States Sports Academy had a protocol of cooperation with the West London Institute of Higher Education (WLIHE). Students from the two institutions traveled to each other’s respective countries and schools to do coursework,…

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Lance Noble

Lance Noble Uses Academy Degree for Successful Career Leading Youth Soccer

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DAPHNE, Ala. – An accomplished soccer player, coach and administrator at virtually every level of the game, United States Sports Academy alumnus Lance Noble is using his skills as the soccer club director for one of the nation’s largest youth recreation and athletics organizations. Noble earned his Master of Sports Science degree in Sports Coaching at the Academy in 2005. He is club director for Texas Thunder, a youth soccer organization of the Plano Sports…

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Barry Haley

Alumnus Barry Haley Honored as Athletic Director of the Year in Massachusetts

By | Alumni

DAPHNE, Ala. – Highly regarded athletics administrator and United States Sports Academy alumnus Barry Haley has been named 2017-18 Athletic Director of the Year by the Massachusetts Secondary Schools Athletic Directors Association (MSSADA). A Middleton, Mass., resident, Haley has more than 30 years of service as a high school athletic director and more than 40 years working in school sports programs. He has worked as the athletic director at Concord-Carlisle Regional High School in Concord,…

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Dr. Lindsey Schroeder

Academy’s 5,000th Graduate Uses Degree for College Faculty and Clinical Career

By | Alumni

DAPHNE, Ala. – Dr. Lindsey Schroeder, who recently became the 5000th graduate in the history of the United States Sports Academy, is using her Academy doctoral degree to pursue her dream career of teaching and serving in a clinical position at the college level. Schroeder is an assistant professor and the clinical education coordinator for the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) Athletic Training Program within its School of Health and Applied Human Sciences. She…

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Scott Garvis

Scott Garvis Uses Academy Master’s Degree in Role as High School Athletic Director

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus Scott Garvis, who has worked as the athletics and activities director at Newton (Iowa) Senior High School for five years, will soon move into a similar position at Ankeny (Iowa) Centennial High School. Garvis earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports management from the Academy in 2005. A native of Worthington, Minn., Garvis has more than 20 years of experience as a coach and athletics…

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Ernie McCook

Academy Graduate McCook Takes Reins of Successful Shepherd University Football Program

By | Alumni

DAPHNE, Ala. – After spending nearly two decades as an assistant football coach at one of NCAA Division II’s most successful programs, United States Sports Academy alumnus Ernie McCook has been promoted to head football coach at the same program. McCook spent 18 years as an assistant coach for the Rams of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va., working his way up from position coach to offensive coordinator to assistant head coach for legendary coach Monte…

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