2013 Speakers

From March 13, 2013

The Department of Health & Kinesiology is proud to present the lineup for the 2013 Distinguished Lecture Series. This year, HLKN is inviting to campus leaders in the fields of kinesiology, health, sports management and physical activity to make presentations related to the art and science of coaching as the Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance prepares to launch a Coaching Academy at Texas A&M University.

All presentations will be held in Burkhart Auditorium and are free of charge for students and visitors of the university. The HLKN Distinguished Lecture Series is supported and hosted by the Department of Health & Kinesology and the College of Education & Human Development. 


Thursday, April 4, 2013

8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Dr. Deb Feltz
University Distinguished Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Michigan State University
"Enhancing Coaching Efficacy"

Dr. Deborah L. Feltz received her B.S. in Physical Education from S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, and her M.S. and PhD, also in Physical Education, from The Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include self-efficacy in sport and physical activity, especially in youth, women, and teams, and the psychosocial implications of youth sports. Her area of specialty is sports psychology/coaching efficacy.

Dr. Deborah Feltz - Enhancing Coaching Efficacy


9:35 - 10:50 a.m.

Dr. Pam Peeke
Bestselling author, physician, and scientist 
Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Maryland 
“Big Brain...Small Waist”

Dr. Pamela Peeke is an internationally recognized expert, physician, scientist and author in the fields of nutrition, stress, fitness and public health. Dr. Peeke holds the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, is board certified in internal medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. She serves as spokesperson for the American College of Sports Medicine's Exercise is Medicine global initiative. Together with the US Surgeon General, Dr. Peeke created the Surgeon General Walks for a Healthy and Fit Nation. She has recently been named Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for Curves International and her presentation will be supported in part by Curves International.

Dr. Pamela Peeke - Big Brain...Small Waist

11:10 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Grant Teaff
Executive Director, American Football Coaches Association
Hall of Fame Football Coach – Baylor University
“A Coach's Influence Beyond the Game”

Grant Garland Teaff is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at McMurry University (1960–1965), Angelo State University (1969–1971), and Baylor University (1972–1992), compiling a career college football record of 170–151–8. In his 21 seasons as head coach of the Baylor Bears football team, Teaff's teams won two Southwest Conference titles and appeared in eight bowl games. His 128 wins are the most of any coach in the history of the program. Teaff was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2001. Coach Teaff has served as the Executive Director of the American Football Coaches Association since 1994.

Grant Teaff - Positive Attitude

Coach Grant Teaff - A Coach's Influence Beyond the Game


12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Grant TeaffDon Meyer, & Mark Johnson
Panel Discussion with Hall of Fame Coaches
Moderator: Dr. Tim Lightfoot

Coaches Grant Teaff, Mark Johnson, and Don Meyer - Hall of Fame Coaches Panel

2:20 - 3:35 p.m.

Dr. J.P. Bramhall
Team Physician
Texas A&M University
“Role of Sports Medicine in Athletic Success and Coaching"

Dr. J.P. Bramhall received his B.S. in Basic Medical Sciences from Texas A&M University and his M.D. from Texas A&M College of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency in Fort Worth, and then served under James Andrews, MD in Birmingham, Alabama during his fellowship training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Bramhall has been the Team Physician and Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Texas A&M Department of Athletics since 1991, and has served as the Director of Sports Medicine at Texas A&M University since 2001. This year, he was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. 

Dr. J.P. Bramhall - Role of Sports Medicine in Athletic Success and Coaching

Friday, April 5, 2013

8:00 - 8:50 a.m.

Dr. Charles Breithaupt
Executive Director, University Interscholastic League
Associate Vice President for DDCE
University of Texas at Austin
"Coaching in the 21st Century; The UIL Perspective." 

Dr. Breithaupt received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Lamar University in Beaumont. He completed his doctorate at The University of Texas at Austin in July 1996. Dr. Breithaupt joined the League in June of 1992 after 17 years in coaching.  He had also served as an athletic director, assistant principal, high school principal and as a school board member throughout his career. He has been named Coach of the year nine times and was named State Coach of the Year by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches in 1991. He was inducted into the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Southeast Texas Coaches Hall of Honor in 2001. He was inducted in the Texas High School Coaches Hall of Honor in 2005.

Dr. Breithaupt on KXAN

Dr. Charles Breithaupt - Coaching in the 21st Century; The UIL Perspective



9:10 - 10:00 a.m.

Mark Johnson
Hall of Fame Baseball Coach - TAMU, SHSU, USA National
"Qualities of a Great Coach" 

Coach Johnson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of New Mexico. He played professional baseball in the New York Mets organization for three years. For 15 years he was an assistant baseball coach at his alma mater, University of Arizona, Mississippi State University, and Texas A&M University. In 1984 he became the head baseball coach at Texas A&M University for the following 21 years.  He coached the Sam Houston State Bearkats for the past five seasons before his retirement. Coach Johnson served as head coach for Team USA in the summer of 1999. He was the 2012 Lefty Gomez Award recipient, given by the American Baseball Coaches Association. He was also inducted into the Texas A&M Hall of Fame in 2012. 

Coach Mark Johnson - The Qualities of a Great Coach


10:20 - 11:10 a.m.

Allen KinleyDr. Jay Hoffman
Panel Discussion on "Role of Strength and Conditioning on Athletic and Coaching Success"
Moderator: Dr. Stephen Crouse 

Dr. Jay Hoffman & Allen Kinley - Role of Strength and Conditioning on Athletic Coaching and Success

Allen Kinley
Director of Strength and Conditioning, Olympic Sports
Texas A&M University

Kinley received a B.S. in Health, Safety, and Physical Education from Northwestern Louisiana State University, and a Master's Degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University. Kinley continued his education and received a graduate assistant appointment with the Kinesiology Department at Louisiana State University. After one and a half years at LSU, Kinley accepted an assistant strength and conditioning coaching position at Texas A&M University. Kinley has advanced his education by completing a Ph.D. degree plan in Exercise Physiology and has further completed a Ph.D. degree plan in Administration.

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Dr. Jay Hoffman
Professor & Chair, University of Central Florida
Past President, National Strength & Conditioning Association
“Sport Science – the Answer to Drug Abuse in Sport”

Dr. Jay Hoffman holds the rank of full professor in the Sport and Exercise Science program at the University of Central Florida. He is also the Department Chair of Child, Family and Community Sciences. He served as President of the Board of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) from 2009-2012. Dr. Hoffman holds a unique perspective in his sport science background. Prior to his academic career he signed free agent contracts with the NY Jets and Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL and the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL. Dr. Hoffman was lead author for the NSCA's position stand on androgens and growth hormone, and has published over 125 referred articles related to sports science and nutrition.

Dr. Jay Hoffman - Sport Science - The Answer to Drug Abuse in Sport

12:40 - 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Don Meyer
Hall of Fame Basketball Coach - Northern State University
“Transforming Lives through Coaching”

A Wayne, Nebraska native, Don Meyer attended the University of Northern Colorado and graduated in 1967. Meyer served as an assistant coach at Western State (Colorado) and the University of Utah where he earned his Ph.D.  His first head coaching position was at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Meyer spent 24 years coaching at NAIA powerhouse David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. There, he reached the 700-win mark faster than any other coach in history and won a NAIA National Championship in 1986. Then at Northern State University, Meyer made basketball history in 2009 when he took over the top spot on the career victories list from Bobby Knight.

Coach Meyer received the Jimmy V (Jim Valvano) Award For Perseverance at the 2009 ESPY Awards.

Coach Don Meyer - Transforming Lives Through Coaching



Coach Jackie Sherrill - Building a Winning Program 
*Coach Sherrill's presentation was for the College Sports Series presented by the Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics.