Dr. Tim Baghurst PHD, MS, Msc, PGCE, BSc(HONS), Dip(SN), RFSA
For the past decade I have been working as a professor in health and human performance. I am the Director of the Sports & Coaching Science Program at Oklahoma State University.
I have published over 100 academic journal articles on sports-related topics. I have books on sports nutrition and coaching ethics, and a book on applied sports psychology for coaches is in progress. My experiences have allowed me to speak around the globe to a variety of groups and organizations on sports performance topics.
I have four graduate degrees in addition to multiple certifications spanning the fields of kinesiology, sports science, sports psychology, sports nutrition, strength and conditioning, and education. I have worked as a sports performance consultant for a variety of athletes and coaches across multiple sports including, but not limited to: football, golf, racquetball, track & field, table tennis, swimming & diving, and gymnastics.
My work has been featured in a variety of media sources such as: TV Sky 1, PBS, KWTM TV-31, 4029 TV, Fox 25 Newsprint Chicago Tribune, The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Herald, The Daily Express, Sydney Morning Herald, Harper's Magazine, AEON Magazine, FLEX, USA Racquetball, Men's Fitness Online True Sport, ScienceDaily.com, PGA Digest, PGA.com, Quartz.com, Insidethegames.biz, World Racquetball Tour, International Racquetball Federation
Having lived in several different countries across three continents growing up, I played a variety of sports. I played varsity volleyball, tennis, and soccer in college, and also became a second blue belt in kick boxing. In graduate school in Wales I took up the javelin, won the North Wales Championship, and qualified for the Welsh National Championship.
An injury in 2003 severely limited my sports participation, but in 2006 I discovered racquetball, which has been my primary sport since. I have represented England in three Racquetball World Championships, and am a three-time gold medalist at the Senior Racquetball World Championships.
Coaching & Sports Administration Career
I have coached numerous sports, but currently specialize in racquetball, where I am an Am-Pro certified coach qualified to train international coaches. Since 2010, I have officiated at international racquetball tournaments, and now work as an analyst for professional tour and international racquetball broadcasts.
I have several years of experience working as a media and marketing consultant for several sports organizations, and I have served as an anti-doping administrator for an international federation.
Many of the athletes, coaches, and teams with whom I work are not mentioned here for confidentiality purposes. However, please visit my Testimonialspage for some public recommendations.