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College of Education

Michael Godfrey

Senior Lecturer

Office: 304-H
Phone: 864-884-4406
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Educational Background

PhD Higher Education
Clemson University 2010

MS Exercise Science
James Madison University 2001

BS Physical Education
College of Charleston 1998


2021 is my 10th year as a full-time faculty member within the Athletic Leadership program at Clemson University and 19th overall year at the University. I was previously a Certified Athletic Trainer and member of the National Athletic Trainers Association serving this role at the high school, college and professional levels. Currently, I am serving as the program coordinator for the Athletic Leadership graduate program.

Courses Taught

AL 350 Exercise Physiology
AL 353 Theory and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
AL 352 Kinesiology
AL 362 Psychology of Coaching
AL 361 Organization and Administration of Athletic Programs
AL 862 Psychological Issues in College Athletics
AL 849 Principles of Athletic Leadership Development
AL 8500 Strength and Conditioning
AL 8440 Research methods of Intercollegiate Athletic Programs
AL 8630 Social Dynamics of Intercollegiate Athletics
AL 8710 Governance and Policy of Intercollegiate Athletics

Research Interests

Athletics in higher education
Athletic Culture formation
Student Athlete development


Coach and Athlete in Education