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Raymond Tucker

Raymond Tucker

Raymond Tucker
Assistant Professor
Phone: 361-570-4381


Doctorate of Sports Management United States Sports Academy 2008
Master of Education in Physical Education Southwest Texas State University 2000
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education Sam Houston State University 1988


Texas Educator Certificate in Health (EC-12) and Secondary Physical Education (6-12)
Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association
United States Track and Field Association Level 1 Coach
Functional Movement Systems Level 1 Athletic Movement Screening Specialist
United States Weightlifting Federation Level 1 Performance Coach


Smith, W.D., Rodriguez, S., Cavazos Vela, J., Bacon, K., & Tucker, R. (2016).
Allies Building Allied Health Pathways to Success (Submitted). Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. (Two Year Grant, $381,332).

Published Research

Tucker, R. (2016, October 13). Preferred behaviors used by coaches in female middle school athletic programs. The Sport Journal. Retrieved from

Tucker, R. (2010). An analysis of leadership qualities that influence male and female athletes in middle school interscholastic team sports. Sports Journal, 13(2), retrieved from doi: 1543-9518.

Tucker, R. (2009). Leadership skills and power used by athletic directors and head coaches in interscholastic and intercollegiate team sports. Sports Digest, 17(4), retrieved from doi: 1558-6448.

Tucker, R. (2008). An analysis of leadership qualities that influence male and female athletes in middle school interscholastic team sports. Doctorate of sports management, dissertation, United States Sports Academy, United States Alabama. (Publication No. AAT 3318805).


Tucker, R (2012, April). Sprinting mechanics. Texas Coach, (8), 32-34

Tucker, R. (2011, October 27). Teaching the power clean. Retrieved from

Tucker, R. (2010). The power clean. The Sports Digest, 18(6), 1.

Tucker, R. (2010, January/February). An interview with Sophie Gustafson. Letting Go, 1.

Tucker, R. (2010, March). Developing an effective strength-training program. Texas Coach, (4), 36-37.

Tucker, R. (2009, May/June). The courage to overcome. Letting Go, 1.

Tucker, R. (2009, April). Proper sprinting mechanics of the 40. Texas Coach, 3(8), 20-21.

Tucker, R. (1997, December). Wasted potential. Ebony Man Magazine, 13(2), 70.

Frequent Stack Sports Performance Contributor


2009 – Developing an Effective Strength Training Program at Frank Glacier Mega Football Webinar Clinics


Outstanding Educator and Secondary Teacher of the year, Bastrop ISD
Ranked number 7, U.S.A 220lb. Weight Class, American Drug Free Powerlifting Association
Ranked in top 50 worldwide 220lb. Class Natural Athletic Association/United States Powerlifting Association
National Drug Free Powerlifting Champion 220 lb. Weight Class
Texas Drug Free State and Regional Record Holder 220 lb. Weight Class
Powerlifting Champion, Sam Houston State University
1st Degree Black Belt Junior Division, European Tae Kwon Do Champion

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