Brian T. Gearity PhD

Assistant Professor

Sport Coaching Education

Education

Ph.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Tennessee (2009)

M.S. Human Performance and Sport Studies, University of Tennessee (2003)

B.A. Physical Education & Exercise Science, John Carroll University (2001)

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Awards & Honors

  • Recipient of Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Faculty Excellence Award
  • “Identity construction of NCAA Division I female strength and conditioning coaches” (2012)
  • College of Health Floor Marshall, Spring Commencement, Southern Miss (2012)
  • Recipient of a fellowship for a Faculty Development Seminar to enhance the use of Service Learning sponsored by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Office of Community Service Learning and the Division of Student Affairs (2011)
  • Recipient of a fellowship for a Faculty Development Seminar to enhance student learning entitled “Finding a Voice: Improving Oral and Written Competencies” ($1,500) sponsored by The University of Southern Mississippi’s Quality Enhancement Plan (2010)
  • Nominee for Helen B. Watson Dissertation of the year, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2009)
  • One of eight invited and participated in an international educational exchange on human performance with China. This honor was sponsored by People to People International and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (2005)
  • Power Systems Professional Scholarship for future strength and conditioning coaches (2005)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Bulletin Featured Member as a senior undergraduate student for founding 1st ever collegiate Strength & Conditioning Club (2001)

Memberships

  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD)
  • American Educational Researchers Association (AERA)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS)
  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
  • International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI)

Certifications                                    

  • NSCA Coach Practitioner (2008)
  • USA Track & Field Level III Certification Course – Sprints (2007)
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) – Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (2006)
  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) – National Athletic Taining Association (2005)
  • USA Track & Field Level II Certified – Sprints, Hurdles, & Relays (2004)
  • USA Track & Field Level I Certified (2002)
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) – NSCA (2001)
  • United States of American Weightlifting Senior Course (2001)
  • United States of American Weightlifting Club Coach Certified (2000)
Publications
Publications

Mills, J. & Gearity, B. T. (under review). How can “Coach Foucault” challenge our assumptions of strength and conditioning? Strength and Conditioning Journal.

Gearity, B. T., Callary, B., & Fulmer, P. (under review). Learning to coach: A qualitative case study of Phillip Fulmer. Journal of Coaching Education.

Cottingham II, M. P., Phillips, D., Carroll, M., & Gearity, B. T. (under review). Application of the motivation scale for disability sport consumption: An examination of intended future consumption behavior of collegiate wheelchair basketball spectators. Journal of Sport Behavior.

Cottingham II, M. P., Phillips, D., Carroll, M., Gearity, B. T., & Drane, D. (under review). The development and validation of the motivation scale for disability sport consumption. Sport Management Review.

Cottingham II, M. P., Gearity, B. T., & Byon, K. (accepted pending revisions). A Qualitative Examination of Disability Sport Executives’ Perceptions of Sport Promotion and the Acquisition of Sponsors. Sport Marketing Quarterly.

Gearity, B. T., Hudson, G., & Murray, M. (accepted). Using project-based learning to promote college student learning of strength and conditioning coaching. Strength and Conditioning Journal.

Murray, M., Zakrajsek, R., & Gearity, B. T. (accepted). Effective internships in strength and conditioning: A community of practice approach. Strength and Conditioning Journal.

Gearity, B. T. & Mills, J. (in press). Discipline and punish in the weight room: A Foucauldian inspired narrative. Sport Coaching Review.

Gearity, B. T. & Denison, J. (2012). Educator-Coach as stranger. Cultural Studies < = > Critical Methodologies, 12(4), 352-356. DOI 10.1177/1532708612446437

Cottingham II, M. P., Gearity, B. T. & Byon, K. K. (under review). A qualitative examination of disability sport executives’ perceptions of sport promotion and the acquisition of sponsors. Submitted to World Leisure Journal.

Gearity, B. T. (2012). Coach as unfair and uncaring: A phenomenological study of ethics in the coach-athlete dyad. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 6(2), 173-200.

Keyes, M. S. & Gearity, B. T. (2011). Narratives of sport pedagogies: The poetic representation of life beyond dreams. Cultural Studies < = > Critical Methodologies, 11(5), 511-515. DOI 10.1177/1532708611423214

Gearity, B. T. & Mertz, N. (2012). From “bitch” to “mentor”: A doctoral student’s story of self-change and mentoring. The Qualitative Report, 17(5), 1-27.

Cottingham II, M. P., Chatfield, S. L., Gearity, B. T., Allen, J. T., & Hall, S. A. (2012). Using points of attachment to examine repatronage and online consumption of wheelchair rugby spectators. International Journal of Sport Management, 13, 1-13.

Gearity, B. T. (2012). Poor teaching by the coach: A phenomenological description from athletes’ experience of poor coaching. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 17,(1), 79-96.

Gearity, B. T. & Murray, M. (2011). Athletes’ experiences of the psychological effects of poor coaching. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 12(3), 212-221.

Gearity, B. T. (2010). The discipline of philosophy in strength and conditioning. Strength and Conditioning Journal 32(6), 110-117.

Gearity, B. T. (2010). Effective coaching: The winning discourse or educational foundations? Journal of Coaching Education, 3(1), 1-21.

Gearity, B. T. (2009). Effective collegiate baseball strength coaching. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 31(2), 74-78.

Anfara, V. A., Jr, Patterson, F., Buehler, A. & Gearity, B. (2006). School improvement planning in East Tennessee middle schools: A content analysis and perceptions study. NASSP Bulletin, 90(4), 277-300. DOI: 10.1177/0192636506294848

Refereed Book Reviews

Gearity, B. T. (2012). Review of: Jones, R. L., Potrac, P., Cushion, C., & Ronglan, L. T. (Eds.). (2011). The sociology of sports coaching. New York, NY: Routledge. Sociology of Sport Journal x(x), p-p.

Gearity, B. T. (2011). A reflexive pragmatist reading of Alvesson’s Interpreting Interviews. The Qualitative Report (16)2, 609-613.

Gearity, B. T. (2011). Beyond liberal democracy: The power of pluralism. Journal of Latinos and Education, 10(2). 175-178. DOI: 10.1080/15348431.2011.556528

Gearity, B. T. (2011). Case closed: An earnest review of Gagnon’s case study as research method. The Qualitative Report 16(5), 1434-1437.

Book Chapters

Gearity, B. T., & Wells, J. (2013). Collegiate coaching and administration. In G. Sailes (Ed.), Sports in higher education: Issues and controversies in college athletics (pp. 169-194). San Diego, CA: Cognella.

Gearity, B. T. (contract pending). Autoethnography in sport coaching. In L. Nelson, P. Potrac & R. Groom (Eds.), Doing research in sports coaching: Routledge.

Newspaper Articles

Gearity, B. (2012, August 2). Are our high-school football coaches qualified enough? Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, July 24). Eradicating the idea that sports are king. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, July 17). Can "civil disobedience" fix college sports? Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, July 9). Questions continue on conduct of coaches. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, July 3). Velocity. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, June 25). Get off the right foot with proper acceleration. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, June 18). Coaches feel need for speed. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, June 11). Clinic focuses in on strength training. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, June 4). Vandy's Franklin gets it wrong on coaches' wives. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, May 28). Do athletes rest enough? Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, May 21). Coaches may benefit from writing. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, May 14). The untold story of collegiate strength coaches. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, May 7). Seau's death makes us ponder. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, April 30). Sometimes you just need to tell the whole truth. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, April 16). Too many pitches can damage young arms. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, April 9). Moral issues can cloud sports decisions. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, April 3). Race matters at the final four. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, March 26). Diversity good for sport. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, March 19). Band chant not acceptable, but progress has been made. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, March 12). Teams try to peak at tournament time. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, March 5). Statistics used to predict success in sports. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, February 27). NFL combine tests stars' physical skills. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, February 20). 'Lin-sanity' challenges us to overcome. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, February 13). Pitchers must work to protect arms. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, February 6). Tugging on the heartstrings of football fans. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, January 31). Concussions nothing new in football. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, January 23). Paterno's legacy still up for debate. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, January 16). Change coming in college football. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2012, January 9). Football, media have quite a history. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2011, January 2). General and specific physical preparation needed for hunters, athletes. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2011, December 26). Physical preparation needed to climb tree stands. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2011, December 20). Columnist finally decides to try his hand at hunting. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2011, December 12). Kids should know proper weight-training techniques. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2011, December 5). Sports influences community. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2011, November 28). Maybe feds should govern sports. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2011, November 21). Fans' and parents' actions influence sport. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2011, November 14). Action at Penn State needed for greater good. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2011, November 7). There's a need for more education for coaches. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2011, October 31). Athletes are human, too. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2011, October 24). Training body after career in sports can be challenging. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2011, October 10). Youth coaches deserve credit. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2011, October 3). Sports sometimes get a little too political. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2011, September 27). Where have all the female coaches gone? Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2011, September 19). Strength and conditioning drills for football. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2011, September 12). Analyzing sport needs is good practice. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2011, September 5). Effectiveness and efficiency essential in sports training. Hattiesburg American

Gearity, B. (2011, August 29). Timetable crucial in resistance training regimen. Hattiesburg American