Dr. Michael Sagas currently serves as Professor of Sport Management in the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management at the University of Florida. Dr. Sagas also serves the university as the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) to the NCAA and SEC. Sagas has served on several NCAA and SEC committees through his work as FAR including a four year term on the Division I Student-Athlete Experience Committee (2015 – 2019) and the NCAA Research Committee (2014-2018).
Dr. Sagas teaches and conducts research on athlete development and founded the Laboratory for Athlete and Athletics Development and Research at UF (LAADR) to further disseminate and translate knowledge around the discipline of athlete development. Sagas also leads and oversees all athlete development educational offerings at UF.
Since 2016, UF and the Professional Association for Athlete Development Specialists (www.PAADS.org) have partnered to allow practitioners and UF students to receive specialized education and training in the field of Athlete Development which leads to the conferment of a Certificate of Status as an Athlete Development Specialist.
Dr. Sagas has delivered over 150 presentations at academic and industry related conferences and symposiums and has coauthored over 100 refereed journal articles. He is also a Research Fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management.
Ed. D in Sport Management - Texas A&M University (2001)
M.S. in Sport Management - Texas A&M University (1999)
B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science - University of Utah (1996)