A Winning Team

Coaching Certificate courses are taught by Exercise & Sport Sciences faculty who are experts in coaching theories, principles and practices. Their research is featured in a variety of coaching-related publications including the Journal of Sport Management, the Journal of Applied Sport, Sport Psychologist and the Soccer Coaches Handbook, and they present at professional conferences including the National Coaching Educators’ Conference and National Coaching Conference.

  • Jean Eckrich

    Professor, Chair, Exercise & Sport Sciences
    603.526.3448 | jeckrich@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined the faculty in 1995. Ph.D., Purdue University, Physical Education with concentration in Biomechanics; M.S. University of Wyoming, Physical Education; B.S. University of Delaware, Physical Education with minor in Biology. Certification: ACSM Exercise Physiologist. Professor Eckrich is an expert in the role of exercise in lifelong health, the mechanics and development of human motion, the changing role of women in sports, and appropriate principles and practices for coaches. read more…

  • Russell E. Medbery

    Professor, Exercise & Sport Sciences
    603.526.3870 | rmedbery@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined the faculty in 2001. Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Exercise and Sport Science; M.S. Purdue University, Kinesiology, Sport Psychology Specialization; B.S. Trinity College, Psychology. Certifications: Association of Applied Sport Psychology Certified Sport Psychology Consultant, Instructor Level-ASEP Coaching Principles, U.S.A. Soccer 'D' Level Coaching. Professional interests include Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Performance Enhancement, Coaching Education, and Emotional Development in Sport. read more…

  • Stacey L. Watts

    Associate Professor, Exercise & Sport Sciences
    Sport Management Program Coordinator
    603.526.3618 |

    Joined the faculty in 2007. Ph.D. Northcentral University, Education/Organizational Leadership; M.Ed., Springfield College, Physical Education/Athletic Administration; B.S., Ithaca College, Physical Education Teacher Certification K-12, concentration in Athletic Training. Certifications: ACE Group Fitness Instructor and Zumba Fitness Level 1 Instructor. Professional interests include sport facility and event management, athletics administration, coaching education, and organizing golf tournaments as fundraisers. read more…