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Dr. Andreas Stamatis


Assistant Professor of Sport and Wellness
Undergraduate Program Director
Lab Director

 

Education

  • 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

  • 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. (Vol. 2, No. 10, p. 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.
  • Gucciardi, G., Stamatis, A., & Ntoumanis, G. (in print). Controlling coaching and athlete thriving in elite adolescent netballers: The buffering effect of athletes’ mental toughness. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.
  • Stamatis, A., Robinson, E., and Morgan, G. (2017). Mental toughness in strength and conditioning training: Is it really necessary? Perspectives of elite NCAA strength and conditioning coaches. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings, 2(9), 56.
  • 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, 2(9), 76.
  • Walsh, S. M., Meyer, M. R. U., Stamatis, A., & Morgan, G. B. (2015). Why women sit: Determinants of leisure sitting time for working women. Women’s Health Issues, 25(6), 673–679.
  • Myers, C., Stamatis, A., Drezner, J., & Morgan, G. (in print). Cardiovascular Screening Practices and Attitudes from the NCAA Autonomous ‘Power 5’ Conferences. Sports Health.
  • Morgan, G., Stamatis, A., Papadakis, Z., Mougios, V., Bodganis, G., & Spinou, A. (in print). Cross-cultural Invariance of the Mental Toughness Inventory Among American and Greek Athletes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
  • Purcell, J., Beach, K., Nikzad, N., Papadakis, Z., & Stamatis, A. (in print). Quantity of Deliberate Play and Collegiate Sports: A Comparison of Two Case Studies. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
  • Scott, F., Ales, J., & Stamatis, A. (in print). The “unregulated” world of strength and conditioning: Are CSCCa coaches the most effective? Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

Presentations

  • 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, Texas. Invited.
  • Stamatis, A. (2016, April). The labyrinth of the fitness industry. Presentation SUNY Plattsburgh. Plattsburgh, N.Y. 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, Texas. 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, Nev. Peer reviewed.
  • Stamatis, A. (2016, January). Resistance-training program design for all fitness levels. Presentation at the FitWell Annual Expo. Waco, Texas. Invited.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, November). Eat well, lift strong. Presentation at the Baylor Wellness Symposium. Waco, Texas. Invited.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, January). Gender differences of resistance training. Presentation at the FitWell Annual Expo. Waco, Texas. Invited.

Workshops, Seminars & Clinics

  • Stamatis, A. (2016, March). TRX and coaching standards for key foundational movements. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2016, February). Functional movement screening: Assessment, evaluation, and correctives. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2016, January). Introduction to TRX suspension training. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, October). Lift strong series: Gender differences in resistance training. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, October). Lift strong series: Intro to landmine and kettlebell techniques. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, September). Lift strong series: Core and flexibility. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, September). Lift strong series: Free-weight basics. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, June). Free-weight series: Landmine and kettlebells. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, May). Free-weight series: Shoulder, biceps, and triceps. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, April). Free-weight series: Back. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, March). Free-weight series: Legs. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, February). Free-weight series: Chest. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2015, January). Free-weight series: Landmine and kettlebells. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2014, November). Introduction to TRX suspension training. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2014, November). Resistance training series: Shoulder, biceps, and triceps. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2014, November). Resistance training series: Legs. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2014, October). Resistance training series: Back. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2014, October). Resistance training series: Chest. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2014, September). Introduction to Olympic lifting. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2014, September). Dead lift, squat, bench press, and variations. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.
  • Stamatis, A. (2014, August). Introduction to TRX suspension training. Waco, Texas: Baylor University.

Certifications & Professional Memberships

  • 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

  • Fellow, Institute for Ethics in Public Life, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • 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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