Legacy Hall of Fame

Paul Roetert

E. Paul Roetert, Ph.D., FACSM has been an organization executive who has specifically focused on sports, coaching education and physical activity for the past few of decades. Most recently he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Health and Physical Educators – SHAPE America (2010-2017). SHAPE America is the largest organization of professionals involved in school-based health, physical education and physical activity who are dedicated to teaching and promoting active, healthy lifestyles. Prior to this position, he was the Managing Director of the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA’s) Player Development Program and Tournament Director of the US Open Junior Tennis Championships (2002-2009). He was also the Executive Director for the American Sport Education Program at Human Kinetics.

Roetert has published extensively in the fields of coaching education and physical literacy as well as sports medicine and science, including five books, more than 25 book chapters, and well over 100 articles. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He is a sought after speaker both nationally and internationally and has presented in countries such as Australia, Canada, England, France, Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Thailand and Turkey. Roetert is a Fellow with the American College of Sports Medicine and among many other awards, he received the Editorial Excellence Award in 1999 from the National Strength and Conditioning Association for his work on the Journal of Strength and Conditioning and Research, the 2000 the Outstanding Alumni award from the University of Connecticut and the 2002 Educational Merit Award from the International Tennis Hall of Fame for outstanding service to the game of tennis. Roetert received his Ph.D. in biomechanics from the University of Connecticut.

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