Biographical Sketch

Karl Zang is currently starting his fifth year as a WVU graduate student and graduate assistant within the Coaching and Teaching Studies department. His current duties include teaching undergraduate Athletic Coaching Education courses and working within the Lifetime Activities Program by managing the aquatics programs and staff. Karl is a second year doctoral student in the Kinesiology/Coaching and Teaching Studies program with a cognate in Sport Coach Development. He graduated with his master’s degree in Athletic Coaching Education from West Virginia University in December 2015. Karl earned his B.A. in Criminology, with a minor in Biology, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2009). While attending IUP he was a 4-year varsity swimmer. He has coached 3 different age-group swim teams, has been a swim instructor since 2003, and was a certified aquatics director for the Boys Scouts of America. He is currently a certified Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) by the American Red Cross. He has presented at the National Coaching Conference (NCC) in 2014 on parent engagement in youth sport, and helped organize the NCC in 2015 in Morgantown, WV. Karl’s current projects are focused on youth sport coach development from the perspective of parents. In his spare time Karl enjoys traveling home to visit family, reading, and swimming.