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UTSA's Tiffanye Vargas to lead national coaching accreditation organization

Tiffanye Vargas

Tiffanye Vargas

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(Oct. 5, 2011) -- Tiffanye Vargas, UTSA associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development Department of Health and Kinesiology has been elected to serve as 2012-2013 president of the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE), an accrediting body for amateur sports coaching education programs.

The NCACE was established in 2000 by U.S. coaches and coaching educators to promote the importance of competent coaching in all levels of amateur sports and to establish quality standards for the accreditation of coaching education programs. Membership in the organization includes professionals from the single-sport, multi-sport, science, medical and education fields.

An expert in coaching and athlete efficacy, Vargas assists in directing UTSA's coaching and sport psychology curricula. She contributed to the development of UTSA's Certificate in Athletic Coaching, which educates aspiring athletics coaches regardless of college major.

Vargas was chosen to serve as the NCACE president-elect, in part for her scholarly work in and understanding of coaching research. Currently, she researches the implications of coaches' pre-game speeches on athlete efficacy. She is researching the ability of coaches to coach athletes with hidden disabilities and expects both projects to lead to new curricula and resources for coaching education.

In addition to her duties at UTSA, Vargas is an Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) certified consultant and chair of the AASP Continuing Education Committee. She serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching and is listed in the U.S. Olympic Committee Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry.

"I am thrilled to advocate for coaching competence by serving the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education as president-elect," said Vargas. "With the help of council members, I hope to increase public awareness of the importance of coaching programs and research, benefiting both amateur athletes and the coaches who train them."

 

 

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A revolution in cloud computing is underway, and Ravi Sandhu believes it will be much bigger than the PC and Internet revolutions that have already changed the way we live. Sandhu, director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, says UTSA is taking a leadership role in tackling three fundamental cloud technology problems: how to build and operate the cloud, how to use it profitably for diverse applications and how to keep it secure.

Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.

Did you know? Sandhu, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert, holds 30 patents, has authored more than 250 papers and been cited more than 30,000 times.

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