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).
Tucker, R. , & Black, W. (2017,April 6). Social Support and Democratic Behavior Styles of Leadership Preferred by Female Athletes in Middle School Athletic Programs. The Sport Journal. Retrieved from http://thesportjournal.org/.
Tucker, R. (2017,February 16). Democratic leadership preferred by male student athletes in middle school athletic programs. The Sport Journal. Retrieved from http://thesportjournal.org/.
Tucker, R. (2016,November 24). Male athletes perception of coaches behavior in university interscholastic middle school athletic programs. The Sport Journal. Retrieved from http://thesportjournal.org/.
Tucker, R. (2016, October 13). Preferred behaviors used by coaches in female middle school athletic programs. The Sport Journal. Retrieved from http://thesportjournal.org/.
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 http://thesportjournal.org/ 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 http://www.thesportdigest.com/ 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
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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.
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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