Michael Harmon

  • Instructor of Physical Education

Education

  • Doctorate in Strategic Leadership, Liberty University, In Progress
  • M.S. in Sport Psychology, Capella University, 2017
  • M.A. in Kinesiology, minor in Coaching, California State University at Long Beach, 1997
  • B.A. in Physical Education, minor in Coaching, Limestone College, 1991

As teachers, we have the great privilege and responsibility to impact our students’ lives positively, giving them reasons to push forward and motivating them to want to succeed in life. My goal is to foster an atmosphere of life long learning and application.


Education


  • Doctorate in Strategic Leadership, Liberty University, In Progress
  • M.S. in Sport Psychology, Capella University, 2017
  • M.A. in Kinesiology, minor in Coaching, California State University at Long Beach, 1997
  • B.A. in Physical Education, minor in Coaching, Limestone College, 1991

Courses


  • Physical Education: Health & Wellness, Mental Training Skills for Performance, Successful Coaching, Outdoor Adventures on River, Outdoor Adventures on Land, Sport Psychology

Teaching Positions & Professional Experience


  • Joined the Southern Virginia University faculty in 1998
  • Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Southern Virginia University, 1999-2014
  • Assistant Volleyball/JV Head Coach, Parry McCluer High School, 2006-2008
  • Assistant Softball Coach, Southern Virginia University, 2000-2007
  • Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, Southern Virginia University, 1998-2006
  • Assistant Basketball Coach, Limestone College, 1990-1996

Scholarship & Creative Work


  • “Gator Offense in A System of Success: 2nd Edition National Champion Basketball Playbook,” edited by Dan Ninham

Awards, Leadership & Service


  • Faculty Athletics Representative, Southern Virginia University, 2018-present
  • Volunteer Softball Coach, Southern Virginia University, 2016-present
  • Director of Athletic Academics Advising, Southern Virginia University, 2014-2016
  • Women’s basketball team won NSCAA national championship (2001), NBCAA national championship (2003), and USCAA national championship (2006)
  • Women’s volleyball team won two USCAA national championships (2002, 2004)
  • Volunteer Volleyball Coach, California State University Long Beach, 1996-1998