Coaching Academy Internal Advisory Council

The Coaching Academy is grateful to the professionals who serve on the Internal Advisory Council.  This Council serves as an oversight body for the programs and initiatives of the Coaching Academy.  The Internal Advisory Council is made up of professionals from within Texas A&M University and experts in the field of coaching and youth development. The Internal Advisory Council and their service lengths are:



Dr. Timothy Lightfoot, Ph.D, FACSM, RCEP, CES

Professor and Director, Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Coaching Academy council member since 2013

Dr. Michael Thornton, Ph.D

Assistant Professor and Director, Deerfoot Youth Camp and Sport Conditioning Program, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Coaching Academy council member since 2013

Dr. Susan Wagner, Ph.D

Clinical Associate Professor and Coordinator of Kinesiology Teacher Certification, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Coaching Academy council member since 2013

Dr. Christopher Harrist, Ph.D

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, Coaching Academy council member since 2013

Dr. Judy Sandlin, Ph.D

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, USADA TrueSport Education Ambassador, Coaching Academy council member since 2013

Ms. Lynn Beason

Assistant Director: Teaching, Learning, and Culture, College of Education and Human Development, Coaching Academy council member since 2013

Mr. Bill Coady

Coordinator of Coaching Minor, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Coaching Academy council member since 2013

Mr. Terry Price

Defensive Line Coach, Texas A&M University, Coaching Academy council member since 2013

Mr. Troy Kema

Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services, Texas A&M University, Coaching Academy council member since 2013

Mr. TJ Marcum

Instructor, Physical Education Activity Program, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Coaching Academy council member since 2013

Mr. Rodney Wellmann

Head Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track and Soccer Coach, College Station High School, Coaching Academy council member since 2013

Mr. Gary Reynolds

Director of Football Operations, Texas A&M University, Coaching Academy council member since 2013