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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)
Functional Strength Coach (CFSC) Level 1
Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction CSCS*D
Speed and Agility Coach (CSAC)
Performance Specialist (EXOS – XPS)
Functional Movement Systems Level 1 Athletic Movement Screening Specialist (FMS)
United States Track and Field Association Level 1 Coach (USATF)
United States Weightlifting Federation (USAW)
United States Track & Field Cross Country Association Speed Specialist Certification (USTFCCA-SSC)
2007-2008 Teacher of the Year Cedar Creek Middle School, Bastrop Independent School District
2007-2008 Outstanding Educator and Secondary Teacher of the year, Bastrop Independent School District
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
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). Role: Project Director and Principle Investigator.
Peer Reviewed Published Research
Marchetti, P. H., Guiselini, M. A., Silva, J. J., Tucker, R., Behm, D. G., & Brown, L. E. (2018). Balance and lower limb muscle activation between in-line and traditional lunge Exercises. Journal of Human Kinetics, 62(1), 15-22. doi:10.1515/hukin-2017-0174
Tucker, R., & Black, W. (2017). Social support and democratic behavior styles of leadership preferred by female athletes in middle school athletic programs. The Sport Journal.
Tucker, R. (2017). Democratic leadership preferred by male student athletes in middle school athletic programs. The Sport Journal.
Tucker, R. (2016). Male athletes perception of coaches behavior in university interscholastic middle school athletic programs. The Sport Journal.
Tucker, R. (2016). Preferred behaviors used by coaches in female middle school athletic programs. The Sport Journal.
Tucker, R. (2010). An analysis of leadership qualities that influence male and female athletes in middle school interscholastic team sports. The Sports Journal.
Tucker, R. (2009). Leadership skills and power used by athletic directors and head coaches in interscholastic and intercollegiate team sports. Sports Digest, 17(4).
Chapters and Book Contributions
Patton, B. L., Black, Jr, W. J., Lee, C. W., Tucker, R., Lasater, M., & Wiblishauser, M. J. (2019). Tackling the confusing words in the instruction of Art, Drama, Health, Kinesiology, and Music. In B. L. Patton (Ed.), La Mesa, California: National Social Science Association (In Review).
Tucker, R (2012, April). Sprinting mechanics. Texas Coach, (8), 32-34
Tucker, R. (2010). The power clean. The Sports Digest, 18(6), 1.
Tucker, R. (2010, March). Developing an effective strength-training program. Texas Coach, (4), 36-37.
Tucker, R. (2009, April). Proper sprinting mechanics of the 40. Texas Coach, 3(8), 20-21.