Certification Boards

Dr. Andreas Stamatis

Ph.D

A. Personal Statement

As a coach, I am striving to help my athletes reach their potential. As an educator, I am striving to design optimal learning environments. As a scientist, I am striving to support strength and conditioning professionals. In all three cases, my overall goal is athlete/student/colleague development. My axiom is legacy. My favorite motto is “Heureux qui, comme Ulysse, a fait un bon voyage.”

B. Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment

Assistant Professor, Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program, & Lab Director, SUNY Plattsburgh, 2016-

Research Assistant, Baylor University, 2013-16

Teacher of Record, Baylor University, Texas, 2015–2016

Fitness Specialist/Master Trainer, 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/Manager, Regenesis Stores, Athens, Greece, 2008–

President of Health Club/Gym co-owner, Regenesis Gym, Athens, Greece, 2008–2015

Volunteer, Sports Information Assistant, Athens 2004 Olympic & Paralympic Games, Summer 2004

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Certified Clinical Physiologist (American College of Sports Medicine)

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 (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 ??? (Kappa Delta Pi): International Honor Society in Education

Honors/Awards

Fellow at the Institute of Ethics in Public Life, SUNY Plattsburgh

ACSM Greater New York Chapter committee member

Member of the comprehensive examination committee for the master’s program, Baylor University, Fall 2016 - Summer 2017

Big12 Champions 2013 (Lady Bears Basketball)

Big12 Tournament Champions (Lady Bears Basketball)

2016 Fit Well Team Leader of the Year, Baylor University

Mentoring at least 15 students per semester, SUNY Plattsburgh

Member of departmental committees, SUNY Plattsburgh (e.g., Online Master’s Sport and Wellness Program)

C. Contribution to Science
Publications

Stamatis, A., Robinson, E., and Morgan, G. (2018). Mental Toughness in Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaching: Widely, used, widely misunderstood. International Research in Higher Education. 3(2), 35-50.

Morgan, G., Stamatis, A., Papadakis, Z., Mougios, V., Bodganis, G., & Spinou, A. (2018). Cross-cultural Invariance of the Mental Toughness Inventory Among American and Greek Athletes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 50(5S), 328.

Purcell, J., Beach, K., Nikzad, N., Papadakis, Z., & Stamatis, A. (2018). Quantity of Deliberate Play and Collegiate Sports: A Comparison of Two Case Studies. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 50(5S), 326.

Scott, F., Ales, J., & Stamatis, A. (2018). The “unregulated” world of strength and conditioning: Are CSCCa coaches the most effective? Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 50(5S), 418.

Stamatis, A. & Papadakis, Z. (2018). The Deleterious Effects of NCAA Division I Programs. A comparison of the Current Activities of Student-athletes of Two Different Division Schools through the Prism of the Wellness Paradigm. International Research in Higher Education. 3(2), 76-82.

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. 2(10), 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.

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., Umstattd-Meyer, R., Stamatis, A., & Morgan, G. (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.

Presentations

Stamatis, A. (2018, May). Why Mental Toughness Research and Practice Must Die: From Rhabdo to Current Findings. Presentation at at the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) Annual National Conference. Ft. Worth, TX. Peer Reviewed.

Stamatis, A. (2018, April). Mental Toughness in Strength and Conditioning. Presentation 4to Congreso International en Educación Fisica y Salud. VeraCruz, Mexico. Invited.

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. & Morgan, G. B. (2016, May). Mental Toughness in Sport: Perspectives of Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches. Presentation at the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) Annual National Conference, Fort Worth, TX. Invited.

Stamatis, A. (2016, April). The Labyrinth of the Fitness Industry. Presentation at SUNY Plattsburgh. Plattsburgh, NY. 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, TX. 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, NV. Peer reviewed.

Stamatis, A. (2016, January). Resistance-training program design for all fitness levels. Presentation at the FitWell Annual Expo. Waco, TX. Invited.

Stamatis, A. (2015, November). Eat Well, Lift Strong. Presentation at the Baylor Wellness Symposium. Waco, TX. Invited.

Stamatis, A. (2015, January). Gender differences of resistance training. Presentation at the FitWell Annual Expo. Waco, TX. Invited.

Workshops, Seminars & Clinics

Stamatis, A. (2018, April). Can TRX be dysfunctional for athletes? VeraCruz, Mexico: Universidad Veracruzana.

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.