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Faculty & Staff - [ Dr. Brad Vickers ]

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Dr. Brad Vickers

Dr. Brad Vickers

Associate Professor
Physical Education and Coaching

Department of Kinesiology
Rm. 123
bv44@msstate.edu
www.vickerstravel.blogspot.com
Complete Vitae


Dr. Brad Vickers has a research interest in coaching expertise that relates to his experiences as a former swim coach of individual and team state champions as well as his interest in sport. His previous research includes interviews and observations of Bobby Bowden (the winningest coach in college football history), and Tommy Bowden along with email correspondence with the 12 head football coaches in the SEC to gain a greater understanding of their development toward expertise. A trip to Beijing, China for the Summer 2008 Olympic Games will initiate new research on the self-presentation strategies of Team USA's head swim coaches. Jack Bauerle (Women's head coach) and Eddie Reese (Men's head coach) will participate in a study that will allow us to gain insight into the identity formation, leadership characteristics, and subsequently the self-presentation strategies utilized by these expert coaches to most effectively coach the US swim teams. Further, Dr. Vickers has a basic interest in understanding the factors that increase coaching success in order to disseminate that information to future coaches.

Education

  • University of Georgia (Ed.D., 2007, Sport Studies with a Coaching Development concentration)
  • Delta State University (M.Ed., 2000, Health, PE, & Recreation)
  • Delta State University (B.S., 1998, Pre-Medicine Biology)

Areas of Research

  • Expertise in Coaching
  • Coaching Education
  • Professional Development in Coaching

Areas of Teaching

  • Psychology of Sport
  • Tests and Measurements
  • Motor Learning

Recent Publications

  • Vickers, B. (Manuscript in Preparation). Communities of Practice and Peer Interactions of Southeastern Conference Head Football Coaches.
  • Vickers, B., & Wax, B. (Manuscript in Preparation). Expert Coaches' Perceptions of Coaching Education.
  • Vickers, B., & Culp, B. (in preparation). Book Chapter in Schempp's Coaching Expertise.
  • Vickers, B., & Schoenstedt, L. (In Press). Coaching Development: Methods for Youth Sport Introduction. Strategies
  • McCullick, B., Mason, I., Schempp, P.G., Foo, C., Vickers, B., Connolly, G., (2009). A Scrutiny of the Coaching Education Program Scholarship Since 1995. Quest, 61 (3), 322-335.
  • Vickers, B. (2008). Health Promotion in Coaching: Possibilities for Improving the Profession. International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 11, 57-68.
  • McCullick, B., Metzler, M., Cicek, S., Jackson, J., & Vickers, B. (2008). Kids Say the Darndest Things: PETE Program Assessment Through the Eyes of Children. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 27(1), 4-20.
  • Vickers, B. (2007). Burnout/Motivation and its Mediation throughout a Career. The GAAHPERD Journal, 40 (1), 24-30.
  • McCullick, B., Schempp, P., Hsu, S., Jung, J., Vickers, B., & Schuknecht, G. (2006). An Analysis of the Working Memory of Expert Sport Instructors. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 25, 149-165.
  • Vickers, B. (2008). Health Promotion in Coaching: Possibilities for Improving the Profession. International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 11, 57-68.
  • McCullick, B., Metzler, M., Cicek, S., Jackson, J., & Vickers, B. (2008). Kids Say the Darndest Things: PETE Program Assessment Through the Eyes of Children. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 27(1), 4-20.
  • Vickers, B. (2007). Burnout/Motivation and its Mediation throughout a Career. The GAAHPERD Journal, 40 (1), 24-30.
  • McCullick, B., Schempp, P., Hsu, S., Jung, J., Vickers, B., & Schuknecht, G. (2006). An Analysis of the Working Memory of Expert Sport Instructors. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 25, 149-165.
  • Vickers, B. (Submitted). Identity Formation through Varying Levels of Coaching Expertise. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport.
  • Vickers, B. (Submitted). Coaching Development: Learning from the Past. Quest.

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • National Association for Sport and Physical Education