We are grateful to the faculty and staff at SUNY Cortland for helping to make
SUNY's state-wide coaching program a success.
The SUNY Youth Sports Institute is a member of the following fine associations:
John Cottone has been a faculty member at SUNY Cortland since 1985 and since that time, has functioned as the Program Director for the nationally accredited athletic training program. From 1985 to 2000 he also served as the Head Athletic Trainer. In 2008, he was appointed Dean of the School of Professional Studies at the State University of New York, College at Cortland.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education in 1970 from Castleton State College where he also played lacrosse. He earned his Master of Science in Physical Education with specialization in Athletic Training from Indiana State University in 1976 and his Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Syracuse University in 1996.
Dr. Lynn Couturier is currently Professor and Chair of the Physical Education Department at SUNY Cortland. Her prior positions in higher education have involved teaching, coaching, and administration. Dr. Couturier earned her B.S. in Physical Education from Springfield College in 1981, graduating summa cum laude. She went on to earn her M.S. in Biomechanics from the University of Illinois and then returned to Springfield College for her doctorate in Physical Education. She recently completed a M.A. in American Studies from Trinity College (CT).Dr. Couturier coached women's lacrosse at Springfield College for thirteen years and was selected as the NEWMAC Women's Lacrosse Coach of the Year in 2001. While coaching, Dr. Couturier served on numerous All-American and Rankings committees for the United States Women's Lacrosse Association. She has also coached at the interscholastic level (field hockey and basketball) and the youth sports level (soccer and basketball).
He is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Sport Management at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland. He holds a Ph.D. in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts, a M.P.A. in Public Affairs from the University of Oregon, and a B.A. in Government from St. Lawrence University. Dr. Ted Fay also serves as a Senior Research Fellow for the Center for the Study of Sport in Society's Disability Sport Initiative and as a strategic consultant related to the Center's research and academic program initiatives. Dr. Fay has focused much of his research in the area of policy development and strategic management the perspective of diversity and social justice within sport organizations including youth sports.
He has been an active member of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) since 1993 and worked with or for several national governing bodies including the US Ski & Snowboard Association, the US Biathlon Association, USA Hockey, and US Team Handball Federation over the span of 25 years as either a national team coach, program director, marketing and strategic consultant, or as an executive director of a series of World Championship events in skiing and in ice hockey. He was the Executive Director of the 1996 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships held at locations throughout Massachusetts.
Prior to coming to SUNY Cortland and Sport in Society in 1999, Fay was Director of the Sport Management program at Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH and taught in the undergraduate and graduate sport management program at the University of Massachusetts from 1992 - 1995. Dr. Fay has an extensive background in international sport and the Olympic/Paralympic Movement. Fay has had a varied career as an educator, activist and advocate involved in a number of human rights initiatives, environmental policy and protection campaigns and community organizing efforts nationally and internationally.
Dr. Bonni C. Hodges is Professor and Chair of the Health Department at SUNY Cortland. She holds a Ph.D in health education from the University of Maryland-College Park where she developed the athlete peer health education program, taught the personal health class required of all University of Maryland athletes, and was a research associate in the Minority Health Education Laboratory. She also completed a M.S. in exercise science from Northeastern University, and a B.S. in physical education with a concentration in athletic training from Ithaca College. Prior to working in health education, Dr. Hodges spent time as both a school-based and a clinical athletic trainer.
Trained in both community and school health, Dr. Hodges' recent scholarly work has focused on the assessment, design and evaluation of health-related programs intended to improve the health and well-being of schools and communities with a focus on environmental and organizational change to support health. She is the co-author of Assessment and Planning in Health Programs, and has published in The American Journal of Health Education, The Journal of School Health, and The Health Educator. In addition, she has given many presentations at the local, regional, national and international level.
Dr. Hodges has been involved with youth sports for decades, beginning with her first job at age 14 teaching gymnastics for her hometown (Wayland, Massachusetts) recreation department. A beneficiary of Title IX legislation, participating in both field hockey and lacrosse at the college-level, Dr. Hodges was one of the founders of the Cortland YWCA Girls' Day Out, held yearly in conjunction with National Girls' and Women in Sports Day.
Katherine Polasek is presently in her third year as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at SUNY Cortland. Katherine is a 1995 graduate of Lyons Township High School where she participated in varsity swimming and water polo. She earned her B.S. degree from University of Maryland at College Park in 1999 where she participated in varsity swimming and water polo. Katherine earned her M.S. degree from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001 and her Ph.D. degree from Temple University in 2005.
In addition to her work as an assistant professor at SUNY Cortland, Katherine has been working as a sport psychology consultant for the past six yearsShe has worked with high school, college, and national caliber athletes. As a former Division 1 swimmer and All-American water polo player, Polasek is well versed in the rigors often associated with being an athlete.
Dr. Jeff Bauer is currently an Associate Professor in the Kinesiology Department and Associate Director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) at SUNY Cortland. He graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University then spent 9 years working for the Aerospace division of General Electric as a systems analyst during which time he completed his M.S. in Exercise Science at the University of Westchester, in Westchester Pennsylvania. He then returned to Penn State to earning his Ph.D. in Exercise Science in 1994 while specializing in the area of Biomechanics. His first academic position was that of Assistant Professor at the University of Florida where he established and was named director of the first Biomechanics Laboratory at UF. During his tenure at Florida he developed both the undergraduate and graduate program in Biomechanics and acted as advisor to all M.S. and Ph.D. students studying Biomechanics at UF during his tenure. In the Fall of 2000 he accepted a position at SUNY Cortland where he is co-director of their Biomechanics Laboratory while teaching Biomechanics and a variety of technology related courses to undergrad and graduate students.
Dr. Bauer has always been interested in sport performance and was a varsity tennis player for Penn State during his undergraduate days and has worked closely with the United States Tennis association through the years. His research has always focused on performance improvement and injury prevention in both sport and daily life activities. Those interests have led his research into the areas of childhood obesity and injury prevention based on sound biomechanical evaluation of recreational and elite athletes. Currently he is pursuing work in the areas of passive orthopedic interventions for youth and studying the long term effects of knee injuries on adults.
Dr. Bauer has recently co-authored a first of its kind e-text book for undergraduate Biomechanics courses; Dynamic Biomechanics (http://dartfish.e-publishingplatform.com) is a reviewer for scientific journals such as Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise and the Journal of Strength and Condition Research. He has recently published papers in Perceptual and Motor Skills and The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and has given presentations at the state, national, and international level.
Dr. Philip Buckenemeyer, chair of the Department of Kinesiology at SUNY Cortland and Director of the Center for Obesity Research in Education (C.O.R.E.) frequently presents on topics including childhood obesity, cardiac rehabilitation, wellness, exercise and women's health at professional conferences and public forums. He is the author or co-author of many peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reviews. His research has been supported by grants and he has served as a grant evaluator.
Involved over the years in many community health and wellness programs, he has served since 2006 on the Cortland School District Coordinated School Health and Wellness Team. For the last six years, he has collaborated with Cortland County Health Department to prepare and analyze a physical activity survey for Cortland County residents.
Before joining SUNY Cortland, he chaired the University of Akron's Department of Sport Science and Wellness Education and directed the university's Exercise Physiology Laboratory and University-based Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellness Program. Appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Physical and Health Education in 1997, he was promoted to associate professor in 2000 and coordinated the department from 1997-2000.
During his 31-year teaching, clinical and research career, Buckenmeyer has also served SUNY Upstate Medical Center as research director for the Women's Wellness Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and as a faculty member at Syracuse University, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and University of Maryland College Park, Maryland.
He holds certifications as an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Program Director, an ACSM Exercise Test Technologist, a National Athletic Trainers' Association (N.A.T.A.) Athletic Trainer and in CPR. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of ACSM and the National Athletic Trainers Association.
Buckenmeyer was included in the Spring 2007 Cambridge Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals "Honors Edition." In Fall 2006, he was recognized as a 25-year member in the American College of Sports Medicine. In Fall 2004, he received a SUNY Promising Inventor Award as a preliminary step to patenting two computer programs, the "K-6 Childhood Obesity Database" and "Interactive Fitness/Weight Control Videogame." His high school in Alexander, N.Y., named him to its 2003 Hall of Fame. The University of Akron presented him with its 1999-2000 Outstanding Researcher Award in the College of Education.
Born in Batavia, N.Y., Buckenmeyer has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Elementary and Secondary Education and his teaching certificate from St. Bonaventure University. He earned a Master of Science in Athletic Training from Indiana State University, where he also served as a graduate teaching assistant. Buckenmeyer received his doctorate in exercise physiology from the University of Maryland at College Park, where he minored in biochemistry, biomechanics and statistics.
Jerry Casciani recently ended twenty years as Chair of the Physical Education Department at SUNY Cortland. Jerry is a 1954 graduate of Lewiston-Porter High School where he participated in varsity football, basketball, baseball and track. He earned his B.S. degree from Springfield College in 1959 where he participated in varsity football. Jerry earned his M.Ed. degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 1960 and his Ed.D. degree from West Virginia University in 1980.
Prior to arriving at SUNY Cortland in 1970, Jerry taught physical education and coached an aggregate of four sports in public schools and junior colleges. Before becoming Department Chair in 1990, Jerry served SUNY Cortland as an assistant coach in football, wrestling and lacrosse and was the head lacrosse coach from 1984 - 1990. Jerry has coached youth sports in baseball and lacrosse and served as president of the Cortland Youth Hockey organization for three years.
Dr. Malmberg is currently a Professor and past-Chair of the Department of Physical Education at SUNY-Cortland. He received his Ed.D. from Syracuse University in Teaching & Curriculum. Dr. Malmberg has taught in both public schools and at SUNY-Cortland. He has coached pee-wee teams to Olympic level athletes for 30 years with his main focus in gymnastics where he coached 4 National Championship teams and has been named the National or Regional NCAA Coach of the Year 5 times. Malmberg has studied Physical Education and Sport in Japan, USSR, Germany, and China. He has authored numerous books and articles on gymnastics instruction. Dr. Malmberg is also the creator of the "Kidnastics" Model of school-appropriate gymnastics instruction. He was also the co-editor of the NYS Educational Framework for Interscholastic Athletics.
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