Dr. David Stotlar, the one-time Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Academy and Chair of Sports Management, earned the Sports Management Association’s lifetime scholar award at its ninth annual conference April 9 at Troy University.

In the picture from left to right are: Dr. T.J. Rosandich, Academy Vice President and COO, Dr. David Stotlar, former Academy Sports Management chair, and Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, Academy President and CEO.

Stotlar, who visited the Academy following the award presentation, is the University of Northern Colorado Director of the School of Kinesiology & Physical Education. He has had more than 70 articles published in professional journals and has written more than 40 textbooks and book chapters in sport, fitness, and physical education. In addition, during his long career, Stotlar has given over 200 presentations and workshops at national and international professional conferences.

On several occasions, he has served as a consultant in sport management to various sport professionals; and in the area of sport marketing and sponsorship, to multinational corporations and international sport managers. David was selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) as a delegate to the International Olympic Academy in Greece and the World University Games Forum in Italy and served as a venue media center supervisor for the 2002 Olympic Games.

He has conducted international seminars in sport management and marketing for the Hong Kong Olympic Committee, the National Sports Council of Malaysia, Mauritius National Sports Council, the National Sports Council of Zimbabwe, the Singapore Sports Council, the Chinese Taipei University Sport Federation, the Bahrain Sport Institute, the government of Saudi Arabia, the South African National Sports Congress and the Association of Sport Sciences in South Africa.

Stotlar’s contribution to the profession includes an appointment as Coordinator of the Sport Management Program Review Council (NASPE/NASSM) from 1999-2001. Also, he previously served as Chair of the Council on Facilities and Equipment of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and as a Board Member and later as President of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). Stotlar was a member of the initial group of professionals inducted as NASSM Research Fellows. He is also a founding member of the Sport Marketing Association.