The first team of Sport Coaches mobilized to the State of Bahrain in 1977 join Academy President Dr. Thomas Rosandich (Center Right), Academy Trustee Dr. George Uhlig (Center Left) and University of South Alabama President Dr. Fred Whiddon (Seated, Center). The Bahrain Sport Education Program was the first major international contract for the Academy and it led to a continuous Academy presence in the island nation for some 10 years.