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Chris Croft

Dr. Chris Croft

Assistant Professor

Bio

Dr. Croft has been in higher education and intercollegiate athletics for over twenty-five years as a coach, an administrator, and a professor. Croft, a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, transitioned over to the sport management program after most recently working with Southern Miss Basketball for three seasons including as an assistant basketball coach during his last season. He has been a member of college basketball staffs in the Big 12 Conference, PAC 10 Conference, Big Ten Conference, and Conference USA. Croft, a native of Louisville, Mississippi, has extensive experience in college basketball due to his work at Oklahoma State University, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Washington State University, the University of Texas El Paso, the University of Nebraska, and the University of Southern Mississippi. Additionally, he served as the Head Men's Basketball Coach of Martin Methodist College on the NAIA level.

  • EDD - University of Texas at El Paso (2008)
  • MS - University of Southern Mississippi (1996)
  • BS - University of Southern Mississippi (1995)

Introduction to Sport Marketing
Sport Facility and Event Management
Sport Marketing & Public Relations
Sport Venue and Event Management
Sport Economics
Socio-ethical Issues in Sport
Issues in Sport Administration
Introduction to Sport Security Management
Risk Assessment of Sport Venues
Practicum

  • Birds of a Feather Don’t Flock Together: Institutional Athletics Rebranding at the University of Southern Mississippi, Journal of Managerial Issues, 2021
  • Promoting Intercollegiate Beach Volleyball: The Rise of the NCAA’s Fastest Growing Sport, Journal of Managerial Issues, 2021
  • No Reason to lol at LoL: The Addition of eSports to Collegiate Athletic Departments , Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19357397.2017.1316001
  • Fighting for Legitimacy: The Impact of Football and Stadia at the University of Southern Mississippi, Journal of Mississippi History,
  • Leading Through crisis: Competencies for Sport Event Security Professionals, International Journal of Sport Management, 2020
  • Coach Development: Practical Recommendations for Collegiate Sport, International Sport Coaching Journal, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2020-0020
  • The Impact of Football on Student-Athletes with Education-Impacting Disabilities, Journal for the Study of Sport and Athletes in Education, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1080/19357397.2020.1736488
  • An Examination of College Athletes' Motivation and Athletic Scholarship Status, Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual, 2020, https://americanpresspublishers.com/ARCAAContents2020.html
  • Developing Under the Guidance of a Mentor: Five Strategies for Coaches, Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08924562.2018.1515680
  • No Reason to lol at LoL: The Addition of eSports to Collegiate Athletic Departments , Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19357397.2017.1316001
  • Title IX: Identify, Stop, Prevent, and Remedy Sexual Harassment and Sexual Discrimination
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Effective College Instruction
  • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)
  • Active Shooter Situations: What Should You Do?
  • FEMA Active Shooter: What You Can Do
  • FEMA Basic Workplace Security Awareness
  • FEMA Community Preparedness Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone
  • FEMA Emergency Management Preparedness Fundamentals
  • FEMA Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies
  • Staff Foundational Skills
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • Unarmed Security Guard in the State of Louisiana
  • North American Society for Sport Management
  • Basketball New Zealand
  • English

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Contact Me

Scianna Hall 3076 map

Hattiesburg

Email
Chris.CroftFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.6350

Areas of Expertise

Sport Management