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Alumni

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

By | Alumni

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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Drew Richards

Academy Alumnus Drew Richards Recognized as One of Nation’s Top Assistant Basketball Coaches

By | Alumni

DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumnus and University of North Carolina Pembroke (UNCP) men’s basketball associate head coach Drew Richards was recently recognized as one of the top assistant coaches in the country. Richards was honored as one of the best assistant coaches in NCAA Division II by CoachStat.net, a website that uses analytical data to compile a comprehensive ranking of men’s basketball coaches in a variety of categories. CoachStat.net said the list,…

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Karen M. Carty

Alumna Karen Carty Leads Sports Marketing Efforts at Grambling State University

By | Alumni

DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumna Karen M. Carty is using her master’s degree to lead the sports marketing program at Louisiana’s Grambling State University (GSU). A native of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Carty is completing her first year as the assistant athletics director for marketing and communications at GSU. Prior to Grambling, Carty worked in the athletics department at South Carolina State University (SCSU) as the director of marketing…

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Aimee Fador

Academy Online Bachelor’s Helps Alumna Achieve Dream as Coach, Administrator and Teacher

By | Alumni

DAPHNE, Ala. – Aimee Fador was a highly regarded high school basketball player who could have gone to college on an athletic scholarship, but, like many people, special family circumstances kept her from leaving home to attend college immediately after high school graduation. A former high-level basketball player at Waterford (Conn.) High School, Fador was recruited by several Division I and II basketball programs. However, circumstances led to her choosing to stay home to be…

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Dr. China Jude

Academy Alumna, Honoree Dr. China Jude Earns Senior Administrative Position at University of Wyoming

By | Alumni

DAPHNE, Ala. – Dr. China Jude said her education from the United States Sports Academy gave her the knowledge and confidence to excel in the world of collegiate sports, which led to her recent hiring to a senior athletics administration position at the University of Wyoming. Jude recently made a long-sought jump to NCAA Division I upon being hired as the senior associate athletics director for administration and Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) at the University…

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