Facility Management, 2nd ed.

For Physical Activity and Sport
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Author(s): Thomas H. Sawyer
Lawrence W. Judge
Tonya L. Sawyer

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In an era of unprecedented expansion, sport has become even more significant and pervasive in American society. As sport has continued to grow, so have the facilities that support sporting events.

As the number of facilities has grown, so has the number of people who management the various sport facilities on college and university campuses as well as large public assembly facilities found in every large metropolitan area worldwide.

This growing global industry places unique demands on its personnel and increasingly requires specialized education.

The job requirements in the sport industry involve many skills applicable to the sport setting and specific to the increasingly complex and multifaceted areas it represents.

This text provides the student and practitioner with enough information on a variety of subjects to know where to proceed without assistance and when it would be wise to seek additional professional assistance.

Since the early 1970s, a new breed of specialists has emerged—the public assembly facility manager. Public assembly facility managers receive similar training as sport managers.

These two professionals generally complete degrees in sport management with minors in business administration. Sport management has been considered a legitimate field of study for the past 20 years in higher education.

Sport management is an umbrella term that includes such areas as fitness, physical activity, recreation, and sport.

A major concern for sport management, its students and practitioners, is the continued need for a variety of textbooks and related resources in this expanding field of study. Some texts are generalized and others more focused.

Facility Management for Physical Activity and Sport is a comprehensive compilation of concepts and practical subject matter published for the sport management student and future facility manager as well as practitioners.

About the Author(s)

Thomas H. Sawyer

NAS Fellow; AAHPERD Honor Fellow
Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport
Indiana State University

Dr. Sawyer is a 45-year veteran of higher education. He began as an instructor of health and physical education, has been a director of recreational sports, department head, department chair, associate athletic director, director of articulation and transfer, director of a college prison education program, executive director of regional education centers, and an interim dean of continuing education and is ending his career, by choice, as a full professor teaching sport management theory to undergraduate and graduate students.

He has written over 193 peer-reviewed articles for notable professional journals, made over 250 state, regional, national, and international presentations, and written 10 professional books and over 32 chapters in other publications. Further, he has served as a state AHPERD president (Indiana), district vice president (Midwest), association president (AAALF), chaired numerous district and national committees, editor of the Indiana AHPERD journal and newsletter, chaired the JOPERD Editorial and Policy Boards, and is a member of the AAHPERD BOG. He has been an AAHPERD member since 1964 (47 years).

Dr. Sawyer has also been active in the community, serving as a volunteer for the American Red Cross in four communities in four different states since 1964. He has been a first aid, CPR, and water safety instructor (over 30 years), a chapter board member (off and on for 30 years, chapter chairperson (off and on for eight years), chair of a state consortium (three years), chair of numerous regional committees, and currently serves as chair of the Great Lakes Region, Service Area 5, Resource Council.

Finally, Dr. Sawyer has received numerous awards for his leadership and service to the American Red Cross, YMCA, a regional alcohol and drug consortium, Council on Facilities and Equipment, Indiana AHPERD, American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, and Indiana State University. Further, he has received Caleb Mills Outstanding Teaching Award, Faculty Distinguished Service Award, and Distinguished Research and Service Award from Indiana State University and the Howard Richardson’s Outstanding Teacher/Scholar Award from the School of Health and Human Performance at Indiana State University.

Lawrence W. Judge

Larry W. Judge received a B.A. in Political Science from Indiana State University, a M.P.A. in Public Administration from Indiana State University, an M.S. in Physical Education from Indiana State University, and a Ph.D. in Education Administration from Indiana State University.

Dr. Judge currently is an Assistant Professor of Physical Education at Ball State University, IN.

His research interest include fair play in sport, facility design, and performance enhancement of athletes.

Tonya L. Sawyer

Compliance Coordinator
Indiana State University

Dr. Sawyer received her bachelor of science degree (2003) in elementary education from Saint Mary-of-the Woods College, a master of science in recreation and sport management (2009) with a concentration in sport management, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in sport management from Indiana State University.

She currently works in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics as the NCAA Compliance Coordinator. Dr. Sawyer has serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport, as well as Athletic Academics. Dr. Sawyer has given over 10 presentations at professional conferences and authored 18 articles found in professional journals concentrating on sport management.

She is an active community member, volunteering with the local American Red Cross and United Way. Further, she was awarded the Young Professional Award by the Indiana Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.