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James Holbrook

Associate Professor, Health and Human Performance

James Holbrook

Associate Professor, Health and Human Performance
BIOGRAPHY:

James Holbrook began at Cumberland University in the fall of 2010. Prior to his arrival at the University, he spent 18 years teaching at the college level.  While Dr. Holbrook has an extensive background teaching exercise science as well as physical education, his primary focus has been sport management.  Dr. Holbrook has gained experience in the area of sport management by serving many years as a professor and developing sport management curricular programs for other colleges, as well as his own. He has served several years as a Department Chair and/or Department Coordinator and has several publications and presentations that include books and journal articles, as well as regional and national peer-reviewed presentations.  He has also served as a facilities and equipment consultant for many national and international sport organizations, including Olympic teams.

Dr. Holbrook holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, with a minor in Marketing from Morehead State University, a Masters of Science in Sports Administration from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Doctor of Arts in Physical Education from Middle Tennessee State University. He has held many professional offices, including three years as the Chair for the SDAAHPERD Sport Management Council.

 

Research Interests:

Sport Management, Sport Sociology, Coaching Education  

Books:

Holbrook, J. E. (2014).  Athletes on the Stump and the Stage.                   Charleston, SC: CreateSpace Independent Publishing.                   ISBN: 9781496086945

Holbrook, J. E. and Barr, J. K.  (1997).  Contemporary Coaching:                   Issues and Trends.  Carmel, IN: Cooper Publishing Group, LLC

Holbrook, J. E. and Barr, J. K.  (1997).  Test Bank: Contemporary Coaching:                   Issues and Trends.  Carmel, IN : Cooper Publishing Group, LLC

Holbrook, J. E. (2004).  Pilot study and curriculum for the book. Graham, S.                   Move Without the Ball.  New York : Simon & Schuster.

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Holbrook, J., Phillips, R., and Walker, G.  (Submitted 2015, May).  “The Coach’s                   Responsibilities Concerning Facility Planning and Management”                   NCAAHPERD Journal.

Keshock, C. M., Holbrook, J. E. and Gurchiek, L. (2011, February, Vol. # 26)                       “Selecting Assistant Coaches: A Standards  Based Human Resources  Approach”                        The Journal of Applied Research in   Coaching and Athletics Annual.

Holbrook, J. E., Gurchiek, L., and Pugh, S. (2003, March/April).                   “The Legal Environment and the Coach.”  Strategies.

Holbrook, J. E., Erdman, J., and Gurchiek, L.  (Accepted for Press, 2001).                   “Managing of Personnel Performance: The Role of Today’s Coach.”                   KAHPERD Journal.

Holbrook, J. E., and Leggett, S.  (2000, Spring).  “The Role of the Coach in                   Drug Education of Athletes.”  Researcher.

Holbrook, J E., and Gurchiek, L.  (1999, Winter).  “Curriculum Development                   for Athletic Coaches.”  Researcher.

Gurchiek, L., and Holbrook, J. E., and Erdman, J.  (1998, Spring).                   “The Role of Today’s Coach in the Prevention and Care of                   Athletic Injuries.”  KAHPERD Journal.

 

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

Holbrook, J., Phillips, R. and Walker, G.  (2016, February).                   Program Planning Issues that Academics should know about the                   Sport Industry.  The 2016 SHAPE America Southern District Convention.

 Holbrook, J., Phillips, R. and Walker, G. (2015, February).                   Financial Issues that Academics should know about the                   Sport Industry.  The 2015 SHAPE America Southern District Convention.

Holbrook, J., Phillips, R., and Walker, G.  (2014, February).  “Skill Sets needed for the                   Sport and Leisure Industry”.  The 2014 SDAAHPERD Convention.

Davakos, H., Krotee, M., Blair, P., Holbrook, J. E., Phillips, R., and                   Johnson, D.  (2012, February). “Internships and Employment in                   Sport Management”: An Open Forum on Sport Management.                   The 2012 SDAAHPERD Convention.

Holbrook, J. E. and Phillips, R. (Submitted, 2011, May).  “Facilities and                   Equipment: An Analysis of Athletic Surfaces and Shoe Properties”.                   The 2012 SDAAHPERD Convention.

Holbrook, J. E., Phillips, R., Krotee, M., Johnson, D., Appenzeller, T.,                   and Davakos, H.  (2011, February).  An Open Forum on                   Contemporary Issues in Sport Management.  The 2011 SDAAHPERD                   Convention.

Holbrook, J. E., Phillips, R., Krotee, M., Johnson, D., Appenzeller, T.                   and Davakos, H.  (2010, February).  An Open Forum on Contemporary                   Issues in Sport Management.  The 2010 SDAAHPERD Convention.

Holbrook, J. E., Phillips, R. and Gurchiek, L.  (2010, February).                   An Update of the Role of the Coach in Athletic Training.                   The 2010 SDAAHPERD Convention.

Holbrook, J. E. and Phillips, R. (2009, April).  “The Coach’s Responsibilities                   concerning Equipment Purchasing and Management.  The 2009                   National AAHPERD Convention.

Holbrook, J. E. and Phillips, R. (2008, April).  The Coach’s Responsibilities                   concerning Sport Facility Planning and Management.  The 2008                   National AAHPERD Convention.

Holbrook, J. E. and Phillips, R.  (2007, Feb.). “The Legal Environment and the                   Coach.”  The 2007 SDAAHPERD Convention.

 

 

Education:

B.A., Morehead State University

M.S., Eastern Kentucky University

D.A., Middle Tennessee State University