Robert StinchcombDAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy mourns the loss of Dr. Robert A. “Bob” Stinchcomb, an Academy alumnus and non-resident faculty member who passed away on April 14, 2018, at age 59.

Stinchcomb earned his Doctor of Education degree in sports management with a sports leadership specialization from the Academy in 2014 and was chair of Sport Management at Shorter University in Rome, Ga., simultaneously serving on the Academy’s non-resident faculty, a group of highly qualified faculty credentialed to teach in the institution’s degree programs.

Stinchcomb had more than 30 years of college and high school coaching and administration experience.

He coached football at West Texas State University, Samford University, the University of South Carolina, Auburn University, and Florida State University, where he received his Master of Science degree in physical education and administration.

In Georgia, Stinchcomb was a high school football coach and athletic director at Madison, Appling County, Tift County, and Eagle’s Landing high schools, also serving as director of athletics at Darlington School.  He was named Region Athletic Director of the Year three times and Georgia’s 2003 State Athletic Director of the Year. He is past president and a board member of the Georgia Athletic Directors Association.

The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association granted Stinchcomb the level of Certified Master Athletic Administrator in 2008 and appointed him to the organization’s publication committee.

He has spoken nationally and written numerous articles on topics in athletic administration including Title IX, financial sustainability of athletic programing, sportsmanship and drug testing.  He also was a consultant to school systems on issues related to athletic programming.

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports.

The Academy is based in Daphne, Ala.  For more information, call (251) 626-3303 or visit