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Legacy Hall of Fame

Jody Brylinsky

Jody Brylinsky is currently (5 years) the Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness at Western Michigan University, having served for the past 22 years as Professor and Coordinator of the Master of Arts in Coaching Sport Performance program in the Department of Health Education and Human Performance. Her responsibilities include facilitation of the University and Academic Affairs Strategic Plan; maintenance and reaffirmation of Institutional Accreditation through the compliance with the Higher Learning Commission.

She is a current Fellow in the North American Society for Sport and Physical Education, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, a Past President of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, member of the NASPE Sport Hall of Fame, author of numerous publications advancing coaching education, of note the “National Standards for Sport Coaches,” and the “National Coaching Report: The State of Coaching in the U.S.A.” 

Dr. Brylinsky is a former high school coach, college athletic director, coach and athlete. She was selected as a USOC Project Gold participant and is currently a consultant for a number of national governing bodies within the USOC, and Special Olympics Inc. In 2010 Dr. Brylinsky was honored by the WMU “W” Club as Women of the Year for contribution to the university and community. The focus of her instruction and research interests during her 26 years at WMU involve all aspects of coach education and the social/psychological development of athletes. 

Interested in nominating a candidate for the 2022 Legacy Hall of Fame?

Nominations will start on January 2022

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