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Published in Real-Life Scenarios

It is a thrill to have the opportunity to be published in Dr. Athena du Pre’ and Dr. Eileen Berlin Ray’s new text Real-Life Scenarios (A case study perspective on health communication). I want to thank Dr. du Pre’ for this outstanding opportunity. It wouldn’t have been possible without being part of the amazing strategic communication…

The Importance of Loyalty

Loyalty is oftentimes a key ingredient to many organizations’ mission statements. Frequently people attribute their success to their team’s immense loyalty to one another. So, there is a need to talk about loyalty regarding how it impacts leadership. In a world where millennials are oftentimes changing careers and moving, it raises the concern of whether…

The Need for Transactional Coaching

There is a much discussion these days about different leadership methods that coaches should employ in an effort to improve. Authentic and transformational leadership methods have been suggested to be the “correct” ways to coach athletes. Personally, I encourage coaches and leaders to use such methods. They are proven to be effective, especially among young…

University of North Georgia

I am proud to announce that I have accepted the position of assistant basketball coach at the University of North Georgia. I am beyond thrilled for this opportunity to return to the area in which I grew up. Growing up in Gwinnett County and Hall County, Georgia, I never realized the Atlanta area would become…

2016-17 Season wrap up

The 2016-17 Men’s Basketball campaign has officially ended with a final record of 20-9. I couldn’t be more proud of the young men that help turn around the UWF basketball program. This team was unified through their passion and love for their university and the game of basketball. This season’s team was by far the…

The Team Hits the Pool with UWF Swimming and Diving!

  Continuing our preseason conditioning program, we had our guys go through an aquatic workout. Later we had a little fun with the UWF Swimming and Diving team. Senior Guard Mario Stramaglia raced against 2015-16 NSISC Swimmer of the year, Theresa Michalak. Mario gave a great effort only to find out she won by casually…

Extra Effort

Its very easy to give up if you don’t understand something. People tend to believe that Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Steve Jobs are all given their talent. This is in’t true. They all learned to use their failures as motivation to achieve their goals. You can as well. Do you believe students with great grades…

The Team hits the Beach!

Making Waves in the GSC! At University of West Florida we are lucky enough to have one of the best beaches in America right in our back yard. As you can see above our players really enjoy it. I was lucky enough to have my gopro handy and put together a video of our morning…

Evolution of International Basketball

This Olympics offered everyone the chance to see Michael Phelps’s last swim, Usain Bolt’s last run and  Simone Biles take the spotlight. If you’re a basketball junkie then, more importantly, this was the last time we were able to see Pau Gasol compete for the Spanish team and Manu Ginobili compete for the Argentinian team….