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Dr. Andreas Stamatis


Assistant Professor of Sport and Wellness
Coordinator of Undergraduate Program
Lab Director

Portrait of Dr. Andreas StamatisEducation

  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Baylor University (2016)
  • M.S.Ed. in Sport Pedagogy, Baylor University (2013)
  • M.S. in Technology Management, City University of Seattle (2010)
  • Executive M.B.A., University of Indianapolis (2006)
  • B.S. in Economics, University of Piraeus (2006)

Teaching Areas

  • PED210 — Introduction to Fitness and Wellness Leadership
  • PED212 — Introduction to Personal Training (in class and online)
  • PED214 — Advanced Personal Training (in class and online)
  • PED333 — Science of Exercise
  • PED305 — Exploring Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • PED318 — Foundations of Sport Management
  • PED319 — Analyzing Human Movement

Research Areas

  • Mental Toughness in Sport
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaching
  • Coaching Behaviors
  • Women in Sports
  • Fitness Lifestyle

Experience

  • Assistant Professor, SUNY Plattsburgh, New York, 2016–present
  • Teacher of Record, Baylor University, Texas, 2015–2016
  • Fitness Specialist/Master Trainer, Baylor University, Texas, 2014–2016
  • Research Assistant, Baylor University, Texas, 2014–2016
  • Fitness Graduate Assistant, Baylor University, Texas, 2013–2014
  • Personal Trainer, Baylor University, Texas, 2012–2016
  • Intern Strength Coach, Baylor University, Texas, 2012–2013
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach, Asteras Exarhion WBC, Athens, Greece, 2011–2012
  • Lecturer and ACSM coordinator, City Unity College, Athens, Greece, 2011–2012
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach, Panathinaikos WBC, Athens, Greece, 2010–2011
  • Co-owner/Founder, Regenesis Stores, Athens, Greece, 2008–Present
  • President of Health Club/Gym co-owner, Regenesis Gym, Athens, Greece, 2008–2015
  • Volunteer, Sports Information Assistant, Athens 2004 Olympic & Paralympic Games, Summer 2004

Publications

  • Stamatis, A., Robinson, E., and Morgan, G. (2018). Mental Toughness in Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaching: Widely, used, widely misunderstood. International Research in Higher Education. 3(2), 35-50.
  • Morgan, G., Stamatis, A., Papadakis, Z., Mougios, V., Bodganis, G., & Spinou, A. (2018). Cross-cultural Invariance of the Mental Toughness Inventory Among American and Greek Athletes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 50(5S), 328.
  • Purcell, J., Beach, K., Nikzad, N., Papadakis, Z., & Stamatis, A. (2018). Quantity of Deliberate Play and Collegiate Sports: A Comparison of Two Case Studies. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 50(5S), 326.
  • Scott, F., Ales, J., & Stamatis, A. (2018). The “unregulated” world of strength and conditioning: Are CSCCa coaches the most effective? Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 50(5S), 418.
  • Stamatis, A. & Papadakis, Z. (2018). The Deleterious Effects of NCAA Division I Programs. A comparison of the Current Activities of Student-athletes of Two Different Division Schools through the Prism of the Wellness Paradigm. International Research in Higher Education. 3(2), 76-82.
  • Anantasagar, T., Abbott, K., Stamatis, A., & Papadakis, Z. (2018). Mental Toughness in Sport: Moving towards conceptual clarity and consensus. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings. 2(10), 81.
  • Stamatis, A., (2017). The “Unregulated” World of Collegiate Strength and Conditioning. Are CSCCa coaches the most effective? CSCCa Monthly
  • Gucciardi, G., Stamatis, A., & Ntoumanis, G. (2017). Controlling Coaching and Athlete Thriving in Elite Adolescent Netballers: The Buffering Effect of Athletes' Mental Toughness. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. (20)8, 718-722.
  • Nikzad, N., Stamatis, A., & Papadakis, Z. (2017). What experiences are needed to become a Division 1 Baseball, Football, or Track Athlete? A Retrospective Study of the Quantity of Deliberate Play. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings. (Vol. 2, No. 9, p. 76)
  • Walsh, S., Umstattd-Meyer, R., Stamatis, A., & Morgan, G. (2015). Why Women Sit: Determinants of Leisure Sitting Time for Working Women. Women’s Health Issues. 25(6), 673-679.
  • Stamatis, A. and Papadakis, Z. (in print). What a Difference a Mentally-toughening Offseason Makes: A case of NCAA DI rowers. International Journal of Sports Science.
  • Myers, C., Stamatis, A., Drezner, J., & Morgan, G. (in print). Cardiovascular Screening Practices and Attitudes from the NCAA Autonomous ‘Power 5’ Conferences. Sports Health.

Presentations

  • Stamatis, A. (2018, May). Why Mental Toughness Research and Practice Must Die: From Rhabdo to Current Findings. Presentation at at the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) Annual National Conference. Ft. Worth, TX. Peer Reviewed.
  • Stamatis, A. (2018, April). Mental Toughness in Strength and Conditioning. Presentation 4to Congreso International en Educación Fisica y Salud. VeraCruz, Mexico. Invited.
  • Stamatis, A. (2018, February). Latest ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Prescription: Healthy Populations with or without Special Considerations. Presentation at Defiance College. Defiance, OH. Invited.
  • Stamatis, A. (2018, January). Mind-Body Connection and Functional Training. Presentation at Pepperdine University. Malibu, CA. Invited.
  • Stamatis, A. (2018, January). Group Interaction: How Communication Affects Performance in Sport Settings. Presentation at California State University. San Bernardino, CA. Invited.
  • Stamatis, A. (2018, January). Neural Mechanisms in Planning and Initiating Movement. Presentation at Southern Utah University. Cedar City, UT. Invited.
  • Beach, K., Purcell, J., & Stamatis, A. (2017, November). What experiences are needed to become a Division III student-athlete? A Retrospective Study of the Quantity of Deliberate Play. Poster presentation at the 2017 Greater New York Chapter ACSM Fall Meeting, New York, NY. Peer Reviewed.
  • Ales, J., Scott, F., & Stamatis, A. (2017, November). The “unregulated” world of strength and conditioning: Are CSCCa coaches the most effective? Poster presentation at the 2017 Greater New York Chapter ACSM Fall Meeting, New York, NY. Peer Reviewed.
  • Miars, C., Stamatis, A., Drezner, J., & Morgan, G. B. (2017, May). Cardiovascular Screening Practices and Attitudes from the NCAA Autonomous ‘Power’ 5 Conferences. Poster presentation at the 2017 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Peer Reviewed.
  • Stamatis, A. & Morgan, G. B. (2017, May). Mental Toughness in Sport: Perspectives of Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches. A follow-up study. Presentation at the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) Annual National Conference, Orlando, FL. Invited.
  • Stamatis, A. (2017, February). Mental Toughness, Nutrition, and Wellness. Presentation at the Baylor Fitness, Nutrition, and Health Club, Waco, TX. Invited.
  • Stamatis, A. , Robinson, E., & Morgan, G. B. (2017, February). Mental Toughness in Strength and Conditioning Training: Is it really necessary? Perspectives of elite NCAA Strength and Conditioning Coaches. Poster presentation at the 2017 TACSM Conference, Waco, TX. Peer Reviewed.
  • Nikzad, N., Stamatis, A., & Papadakis, Z. (2017, February). What experiences are needed to become a Division 1 Baseball, Football, or Track Athlete? A Retrospective Study of the Quantity of Deliberate Play. Poster presentation at the 2017 TACSM Conference, Waco, TX. Peer Reviewed.
  • Stamatis, A. (2016, May). Mental Toughness in Sport: Perspectives of Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches. Presentation at Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) Annual National Conference, Fort Worth, TX. Invited.
  • Stamatis, A. (2016, April). The Labyrinth of the Fitness Industry. Presentation SUNY Plattsburgh. Plattsburgh, NY. Invited.
  • Stamatis, A. (2016, April). Mental Training and Performance Coaches: Bringing the gap between theory and practice. Presentation at the Perceptions and Practices Symposium. Waco, TX. Peer Reviewed.
  • Stamatis, A., Odajima, R., Smith, T., & Wilson, R. (2016, February). Which AVID Strategies Increase Metacognitive Skills in Middle-School and High School Students? A Case Study. Poster presentation at the twenty-seventh annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC), Las Vegas, NV. Peer reviewed.
  • Stamatis, A. (2016, January). Resistance-training program design for all fitness levels. Presentation at the FitWell Annual Expo. Waco, TX. Invited.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, November). Eat Well, Lift Strong. Presentation at the Baylor Wellness Symposium. Waco, TX. Invited.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, January). Gender differences of resistance training. Presentation at the FitWell Annual Expo. Waco, TX. Invited.

Workshops, Seminars & Clinics

  • Stamatis, A. (2018, April). Can TRX be dysfunctional for Athletes? VeraCruz, Mexico: Universidad Veracruzana.
  • Stamatis, A. (2016, March). TRX and Coaching Standards for Key Foundational Movements. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2016, February). Functional Movement Screening: Assessment, Evaluation, and Correctives. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2016, January). Introduction to TRX suspension training. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, October). Lift Strong Series: Gender Differences in Resistance Training. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, October). Lift Strong Series: Intro to Landmine and Kettlebell Techniques. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, September). Lift Strong Series: Core and Flexibility. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, September). Lift Strong Series: Free-Weight Basics. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, June). Free-Weight Series: Landmine and Kettlebells. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, May). Free-Weight Series: Shoulder, Biceps, and Triceps. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, April). Free-Weight Series: Back. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, March). Free-Weight Series: Legs. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, February). Free-Weight Series: Chest. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, January). Free-Weight Series: Landmine and Kettlebells. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2014, November). Introduction to TRX suspension training. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2014, November). Resistance Training Series: Shoulder, Biceps, and Triceps. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2014, November). Resistance Training Series: Legs. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2014, October). Resistance Training Series: Back. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2014, October). Resistance Training Series: Chest. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2014, September). Introduction to Olympic Lifting. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2014, September). Dead Lift, Squat, Bench Press, and Variations. Waco, TX: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2014, August). Introduction to TRX suspension training. Waco, TX: Baylor University.

Certifications & Professional Memberships

  • Certified Exercise Physiologist, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Functional Movement Screening certified, FMS
  • TRX certified Trainer, TRX
  • Kettlebell Level 1 Coach, Kettlebell Concepts
  • USA T&F Level 1 Coach, USA Track and Field
  • USAW Level 1 Coach, USA Weightlifting
  • Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, Red Cross and AHA
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English, Cambridge University, UK
  • English as Second Language Certified Teacher, Hellenic Department of Education
  • Diplôme approfondi de la langue francaise, Institute Francais d’ Athénes
  • Member of ΚΔΠ (Kappa Delta Pi): International Honor Society in Education

Awards, Honors & Service

  • Certification Board, Written Exam Committee, Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa)
  • Editorial Board Member: International Research in Higher Education
  • Fellow at the Institute of Ethics in Public Life, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Program Coordinator: Bachelor’s Degree-Fitness & Wellness Leadership, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • ACSM Greater New York Chapter committee member
  • Mentor of two undergrad research award-winning teams: 2017 Greater NY ACSM Fall Meeting
  • Member of the comprehensive examination committee for the master’s program, Baylor University, Fall 2016–Summer 2017
  • Big12 Champions 2013 (Lady Bears Basketball)
  • Big12 Tournament Champions 2013 (Lady Bears Basketball)
  • 2016 Fit Well Team Leader of the Year, Baylor University
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