Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education
Meg Stone is a two- time Olympian competing in the discus for Great Britain and she was a gold Medal winner in the 1982 Commonwealth games. Meg competed in track and field for the University of Arizona and still holds the NCAA discus collegiate record. Meg took the position of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Arizona in 1984, the first woman to hold such a position. She moved into the same position at Texas Tech in 1994. Meg returned to Track and Field in 1996 as the Associated Head Track and Field Coach at Appalachian State University. In 1999 she returned to her native Scotland to become the National Track and Field Coach, the first woman in Europe to hold a paid National coaching position. Meg has coached several international level athletes including 4 Olympians (throwers, jumpers and sprinters) in both the United States and Great Britain. While working in the University system she also coached many athletes later playing in the NBA, MLB and NFL. Meg has also worked extensively with road cyclist and paralympic groups through Carmichael Training Systems in Colorado Springs. Before moving to ETSU Meg was a Coaching Manager at the USOC in Colorado Springs.
In 2010 the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association awarded Meg the Legend in the Field Award and in 2017 she was awarded the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Meg is CSCS certified and is a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach *Emeritus”. In 2019 she received the PAC -12 Hall of Honor recognition at the Pac 12 Basketball tournament in Las Vegas
Currently Meg is the Director of the Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education at East Tennessee State University.
Integrated Department Faculty
Dr. Andy R. Dotterweich
Professor, Sport, Exercise, Recreation, and Kinesiology
Dr. Dotterweich is a Professor within the Sport, Exercise, Recreation and Kinesiology Department at East Tennessee State University. His interests lie in long term athlete development (LTAD) and community sport development. Currently, he is heading up the LTAD program efforts of the Center of Excellence in Sport Science and Coach Education. The LTAD efforts currently consist of USA Track and Field/Hershey’s Run, Jump, Throw program in local schools, a collaboration with the Johnson City Speed Freaks Track and Field Life Enrichment Program, a youth mountain biking initiative, and Olympic Day which is one of the largest youth events in the region. In addition to his academic and community work, Dr. Dotterweich is a USA Rugby certified coach.
Dr. Satoshi Mizuguchi
High Performance Coach: Weightlifting
Associate Professor, Sport, Exercise, Recreation, and Kinesiology
Satoshi Mizuguchi is an assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, and the head coach for the ETSU Weightlifting Team. He was the first to graduate from the ETSU doctoral program in Sport Physiology and Performance in 2012. He received his master’s degree in Exercise Science – Strength and Conditioning concentration from Appalachian State University, NC and his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Winona State University, MN. He has been actively involved in strength and conditioning and sport science and has worked with numerous collegiate sports including soccer, volleyball, softball, football, tennis, golf, gymnastics, and basketball among others. His research interests include athletes’ performance monitoring using vertical jumping, development of strength and explosiveness, measurement and monitoring of total training volume, and weightlifting performance. He is certified by NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) as a CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist).
Dr. Mike Ramsey
Department Chair, Sport, Exercise, Recreation, and Kinesiology
Mike Ramsey Ph.D. has been involved in sports and conditioning nearly all his life. Prior to coming to ETSU he received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M University with emphasis in cardiovascular physiology. Dr. Ramsey’s research interests are primarily involved in enhancing skill performance and cardiovascular conditioning. Throughout his life Dr. Ramsey has participated in a variety of sports including soccer, track and field, swimming, football, baseball, basketball, cycling, golf, volleyball, and tennis. After playing basketball at Sam Houston State University he has continued his involvement in sport by coaching; working with athletes in basketball, tennis, cycling, golf, swimming, and volleyball. He has served as Lab Director of the Human Performance Lab at Sam Houston State University and at the college level he has taught weight training, running, and general conditioning courses.
Mark South, MA, USAW-National Level Coach
Sport Science Lab Supervisor
Mark serves as the Sports and Exercise Science Lab supervisor for ETSU and works closely with the Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education and the Center's training site. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2008 and his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology in 2010, both from East Tennessee State University. His role in ETSU’s Sport and Exercise Science lab includes frequent interactions with the institutional review board, data organization and management for all testing in the lab, lab scheduling, supervision of data collection, equipment maintenance, supply management and procurement, and various other tasks. His research interests include: muscular adaptations to resistance and endurance training in populations at risk for metabolic syndrome, strength and performance adaptations to resistance training, and long-term athlete development. Mark has his National Level Coaching Certification with USA Weightlifting and also serves as an assistant weightlifting coach for the ETSU Weightlifting team.
Dr. Mike Stone
Professor, Sport, Exercise, Recreation and Kinesiology
Michael H. Stone PhD is currently the Exercise and Sports Science Laboratory Director and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at ETSU. Prior to joining ETSU he was the Head of Sports Physiology for the USOC. From 1999 through 2001 he was Chair of Sport at Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr. Stone's service and research interests are primarily concerned with physiological and performance adaptations to strength/power training. Dr. Stone is also an adjunct professor at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, (Physiology), School of Medicine, Johnson City, TN. He has 200+ publications in reviewed journals and has contributed chapters to several texts in the areas of bioenergetics, nutrition, and strength/power training. Additionally, he has co-authored two textbooks dealing with strength and conditioning. Dr. Stone was the 1991 NSCA Sports Scientist of the Year and was awarded the NSCA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. He was the recipient of the ETSU award for Distinguish Research Faculty in 2008; and the 2010 recipient of the USOC Doc Councilman award for sports science/coaching service to weightlifting. He is a Fellow of the UKSCA and NSCA and is UKSCA (ASCC) and NSCA certified (CSCS). He has coached several international and national level weightlifters (including one Olympian) and throwers in both the United States and Great Britain.
Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education
Morgan works as the executive aide for the Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education. She received her bachelor's degree in Public Relations in 2021 from Campbell University.