Brian T. Gearity PhD, ATC, CSCS, FNSCA is Director and Associate Professor of Sport Coaching and online sport graduate certificate programs at the University of Denver. In addition to over 50 peer-review publications, he co-edited the book, “Coach Education and Development in Sport: Instructional Strategies” and co-authored, “Understanding Strength and Conditioning as Sport Coaching: Bridging the Biophysical, Pedagogical and Sociocultural Foundations of Practice.” He is Editor-in-Chief for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s practitioner journal NSCA Coach, and is on the editorial board for Sport Coaching Review, International Sport Coaching Journal, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise, and Health, and Strength & Conditioning Journal. Dr. Gearity has been a youth sport coach, strength and conditioning coach at the high school, collegiate, and professional level, high school football coach, and consultant. An internationally recognized scholar-practitioner, Dr. Gearity is a sought after speaker and consultant on coach development, psychosocial aspects of sport and strength and conditioning, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. He holds multiple certifications as a S&C, weightlifting, or speed coach with the NSCA, USA Weightlifting, USA Track and Field, Collegiate S&C Coaches’ Association, and as an Athletic Trainer with the National Athletics Trainers’ Association. As an athlete, Dr. Gearity was a teenage powerlifting champion of Ohio and played football at John Carroll University.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
sport sociology, sociology of coaching, sport psychology, psychology of coaching, research methods, qualitative research
Alongside Meg Wilson, I co-founded and co-leads the Sport Professional Knowledge Network (SPKN) because he believes we need a go-to, unified source to do sport better. Nelson Mandela is credited for saying “Sport has the power to change the world”, and SPKN is how we’re actualizing this change. SPKN envisions becoming a household name to answer the call when all people want accurate, insightful, and useful information to solve real-world sport problems. I enjoy weight training, bicycling, running, and other outdoor recreation activities. I also am an avid BBQ griller, smoker, maker of homemade BBQ sauces and rubs, and I'm an amateur sommelier.