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David Carr

Associate Professor, Recreation and Sports Pedagogy
Recreation Sport Pedagogy
McCracken Hall 202L

Dr. David Carr holds the B.S. in Health and Physical Education from the University of Maine and the M.S. in Physical Education Pedagogy from Marshall University. He also holds the Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy from Virginia Tech.


Dr. Carr developed the masters degree program in coaching education in 2001 and designed the curriculum for online delivery in 2008. He is currently developing a new online masters degree for soccer coaches in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Dr. Carr participated in the development of a Soccer for Education and Cultural Affairs Program (joining with Play Soccer Nonprofit International and the US Department of State). This collaboration supported the delivery of a program called Coaching the Whole Childfor 40 soccer coaches from Ghana, Senegal, and South Africa. Dr. Carr is a national staff coach for the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and the 2009 USYSA Thomas J. Fleck Award recipient for excellence in coaching education.

His major research interests include youth sports, coaching education, and cultural influences on sports.


Most Recent Publications:


Carr, D.B. (2010). Physical education teacher education programs need to encourage coaching education.Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 81 (9), 6, 14.


Quinn, R., & Carr, D.B. (2006). Developmentally appropriate soccer activities for elementary school children. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 77 (5), 13-17.