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  • Portraits of Brent Oja, Peter McGahey and Patrick Hairston

    Three new faculty members will support student success

    Patrick Hairston, sport management, Peter McGahey, coaching and performance science, and Brent Oja, sport management, bring a clear vision, specialized expertise and strong industry connections to support student success.

  • Gradeschool students await instruction for MHA and CPASS partnership

    Funding coaching development

    As a graduate assistant, Brett Anderson is working with Kristen Dieffenbach, CACSS director, national leader in the field of coach development, and CPASS associate professor, to support Morgantown Hockey Association's youth development program. Anderson, coaching and sport education on campus master’s student, coordinated the MHA youth development program. Originally from Killam, Alberta, Canada, he has coached around the world.

  • The CPASS Hall of Fame model presented in it's box

    Celebrating alumni achievements

    CPASS will honor four new Hall of Fame inductees and Legacy Award recipient during the 2021 Hall of Fame Ceremony via a virtual event. We recognize meritorious service while highlighting our most accomplished alumni.


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Faculty Spotlight

  • Valerie Wayda
    Valerie Wayda Associate Professor
    Valerie Wayda, associate professor and associate dean for undergraduate and academic affairs, will serve as a mentor during the fall 2021 semester as part of the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education Leader Mentor program. The program pairs aspiring administrators with experienced kinesiology chairs, deans or higher-level administrators for a one-week “shadow” experience to build future leaders through hands-on mentoring and real-world scenarios.
  • Portrait of Johannes Raabe
    Johannes Raabe Assistant Professor
    Johannes Raabe, assistant professor, Sport and Exercise Psychology, was recognized by a national group for his research exploring the perceived challenges and coping mechanisms of female NCAA Division I strength and conditioning coaches. Raabe, who serves as a faculty member in both the CPASS undergraduate and doctoral SEP program, received the 2021 Young Investigator Grant from the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation.