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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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Dr. Joseph Spears

Dr. Joseph Spears Uses Academy Doctoral Degree to Earn Faculty Position, Seeks to Provide Elected Service

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus Dr. Joseph Spears, who used his Academy doctoral degree to earn a position as a college faculty member, is now seeking to provide elected service in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Spears, who lives in Maryland, is an assistant professor of sports management at Bowie State University in Bowie, Md., where he also serves as NCAA faculty athletic representative. Spears earned his Doctor of Education degree in…

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Jaymie Cox

Jaymie Cox Says Academy Education Helped Her Reach Collegiate Volleyball Coaching Ranks

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DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumna Jaymie Cox said her master’s degrees and mentorship experience from the Academy helped her to solidify a strong sports education, took her overseas and helped her to secure her job as the head coach of a collegiate volleyball program. Cox, who earned dual Master of Sports Science degrees in sports coaching and sports management from the Academy, is the women’s volleyball coach and assistant athletic director at…

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The Academy Recognizes Fall 2016 Honor Roll Students

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United States Sports Academy students who excelled during the Fall 2016 semester were honored by being included on the President’s List and Dean’s List. Those on the President’s List had a grade point average of 4.0. Undergraduates on the Dean’s List had a grade point average of 3.4-3.99, while graduate students on the Dean’s List had a grade point average of 3.8-3.99. Doctoral President’s List: April Bell – Miami, Fla. – Sports Management Donna Grove…

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