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James Hagler Jr - MSS

James Hagler Jr

Assistant Professor
School of Business

Phone: 478.934.7364
Website: http://www.mgaknights.com/

  • Cochran - Wiggs Hall - 4
    Phone: 478-934-7364
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9am-10:45am & 1:30pm-2:30pm
Friday and other times: By Appointment
Biography: James began as Assistant Professor for Sport Management on August 1, 2019 after over 9 years with the institution. James joined Middle Georgia State University in March of 2010 as the Director of Recreation and Wellness and joined Athletics in 2013 and moved his office to Cochran. In his time with the institution, he has overseen the design and development of the Recreation & Wellness Center on the Macon campus and worked on the committee to move the athletic program from NJCAA to NAIA. He has overseen all game operations, sports information, website, social media, recreation & wellness professional staff, and club sports. James has worked in the start up of both the NCFA Football program and the IHSA Equestrian program.
Courses: Fall 2019
HLSA 3400 - Intro to Sports & Fitness Management
SMGT 3900 - Health Promotion and Education
SMGT 4010 - Legal Aspects of Sport Management

Spring 2020
HLSA 3400 - Intro to Sports & Fitness Management
SMGT 4020 - Financial Aspects of Sport Management
SMGT 4030 - Sport Marketing and Communication
SMGT 4440 - Sports Operations and Facilities Management
SMGT 4605 - Internship

Summer 2020
Education: Masters of Sports Science, Sports Management with emphasis in NCAA Compliance, United States Sports Academy, 2009
Masters of Sports Science, Sports Coaching, United States Sports Academy, 2009
Bachelors of Business Administration, Business Management, Columbus State University, 2007
In Progress:
Doctorate of Public Administration, Valdosta State University (ABD, Expected Graduation 2020)
24 Hours complete in Ed.D. in Sports Management Leadership at United States Sports Academy
Professional Experience: Middle Georgia State University
3 Years as Director of Recreation & Wellness
6 years 5 months as Associate Director of Athletics & Recreation
14 months as Interim Director of Athletics in 2 stints

9 years in insurance industry in multiple roles
6 Years as Tennis League Director with World Team Tennis
Professional Affiliations: CoSIDA - College Sports Information Directors Association
NAIA SIDA - Sports Information Directors Association
NAIA ADA - Athletic Directors Association
United States Sports Academy (USSA) Alumni Association
NIRSA - National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (2010-2018)
NASSM - North American Society for Sport Management (2007-2015)

Organizations: American Red Cross Instructor for CPR, AED, and First Aid
Awards and Honors: Middle Georgia State University Student Affairs Unsung Hero Award - 2019
Valdosta State University Honor Society

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