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Michael Godfrey


Office: 304-H
Phone: 864-656-3650
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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


2013 is my 8th year teaching within the Athletic Leadership program at Clemson University with the past two years as a full-time lecturer. I am also a Certified Athletic Trainer and current member of the National Athletic Trainers Association serving this role at the high school, college and professional levels. Current goals include the start up and implementation of the Athletic Leadership track within the MHRD program here at Clemson. In addition to the Athletic Leadership program at Clemson University, I also Co-edit Coach and Athlete in Education.

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

Research Interests

Athletics in higher education
Athletic Culture formation
Student Athlete development


Coach and Athlete in Education