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Clint McAuley

United States Sports Academy Alumnus Clint McAuley Takes Reins of Bryan College Baseball Program

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Bryan College head baseball coach Clint McAuley said his United States Sports Academy education was “relevant, convenient, and practical” and helped him advance his career in the coaching profession. McAuley, who earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports management from the Academy in 2006, recently was named head baseball coach at Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn., after spending the previous seven seasons as associate head coach. The Bryan Lions compete…

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Richanna Lindo

Santa Fe College Associate AD Richanna Lindo Says Academy Master’s Aided Her Career

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Santa Fe College associate athletic director Richanna Lindo said the United States Sports Academy’s online approach and sports-only master’s degree program suited her needs after she entered the workforce with a bachelor’s degree. A native of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Lindo earned her Master of Sports Science degree in sports management with an NCAA compliance emphasis in 2010, after she earned dual bachelor’s degrees in sports management and business administration from…

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Mike Vollmar

Academy Alumnus Mike Vollmar Named Senior Administrator for Kansas Jayhawks Football

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Veteran college football administrator and United States Sports Academy alumnus Mike Vollmar has been named the senior associate athletic director for football administration at Kansas University. Vollmar has more than three decades of college football administration experience at the highest levels as part of some of the sport’s most storied programs at the University of Alabama, the University of Tennessee, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. He has been part…

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Grant Watley

Academy Alumnus Grant Watley Named Cross Country, Track and Field Coach at Midland University

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus Grant Watley said his Academy master’s degree taught him more than just the “x’s and o’s” of coaching, which he says has contributed to the advancement of his career by recently being named head cross country and track and field coach at Midland University in Fremont, Neb. A native of Lincoln, Neb., Watley earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports coaching in 2011. He previously…

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Greg Walker

Academy Alumnus Named to Volleyball Coaching Team at Southern Cal

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DAPHNE, Ala. — United States Sports Academy alumnus Greg Walker, whose volleyball coaching experience includes leading the U.S. Men’s Sitting Volleyball Team in the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, has been named assistant men’s volleyball coach for the University of Southern California. Walker earned his Bachelor of Sports Science in sports coaching cum laude from the Academy in 2012 and served the past three years the head men’s volleyball coach at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut,…

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Kristene Kelly

Academy Alumna Dr. Kristene Kelly Named Senior Associate Athletics Director at Prestigious Dartmouth College

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Veteran collegiate athletics administrator and United States Sports Academy doctoral alumna Dr. Kristene Kelly has been named the senior associate athletics director and Senior Woman Administrator at the prestigious Ivy League school Dartmouth College. Kelly started her work at Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H., on 1 August 2018 after spending the previous two years as the athletics director at Keene State College in Keene, N.H. She has extensive experience in athletics administration at…

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Daniel Prevett

Brewton-Parker’s Prevett Says Collegiate Athletics Administration “Nearly Impossible” Without Academy Education

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Daniel Prevett wears many hats at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Ga., as the vice president for athletics and student development and head men’s basketball coach. The United States Sports Academy alumnus said his work there would be “nearly impossible” without his Academy master’s degree. A native of Louisville, Ky., Prevett earned his Master of Sports Science degree in sports management in 2014 while he worked as a basketball coach at Asbury…

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Jay Condon

Jay Condon Uses Academy Degree to Transition from High School to Collegiate Track and Field Coaching

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DAPHNE, Ala. – Track and field coach Jeremiah “Jay” Condon is using his United States Sports Academy master’s degree to transition from coaching at the high school level to the collegiate ranks after being hired by Castleton University in Vermont. A Vermont native, Condon was hired to coach the Spartan men’s and women’s track and field teams after several years coaching at Granville High School in Granville, N.Y. He earned his Master of Sports Science…

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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”

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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

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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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