• Chick-Fila Joins the LSI!

  • The Sports Hub of East Texas!

  • The Sports Hub of East Texas!

  • The Sports Hub of East Texas!

  • Welcome to the Future...

    The first of its kind in collegiate athletics in the country, the SFA Athletics Token Club will deliver innovative benefits and experiences via blockchain technology.

  • Where it all began

    From concept to reality, the Lumberjack Sports Institute has a history of making a difference in the East Texas sporting community.

  • First of its Kind in Texas!

    Board of Regents Approve New Bachelors of Business Administration and Minor in Sports Business!

  • SFA Athletics Token Club - 101

    Everything you need to know about the new SFA Token Rewards Program. The focus will be overall introduction and how to use the official wallet. See you there!

  • SFA strikes landmark agreement with ESPN!

    SFA Athletics to partner with ESPN to broadcast Lumberjack Athletic home contests on the ESPN3 platform!

Signup to Attend a LSI-101 Coaching Clinic Today!

With regularly scheduled clinics throughout the year for many of our sports, you are never too far removed from the opportunity to learn from some of the best leaders in our sporting community.

Signup today to come spend a day on campus!

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Youth Leadership Institute

With the goal of increasing access to athletic mentors and innovative programming designed to develop youth leadership skills, the LSI-Youth Leadership Institute (YLI), will be open to all area young people ages 11-18.

Learn more about this powerful program today!

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The LSI Entrepreneur Incubator

Time management, passion, discipline and a competitive spirit are just some of the great qualities that define the best leaders in business today. It is our mission to help develop ideas that lead to innovation from our talented young athletes to better prepare them for a life after sports.

Support the LSI Incubator!

Coaching Education

With the goal of becoming the "Sports Hub of East Texas", the LSI recognizes the responsibility it has to reach out to the greater Nacogdoches community. Check out our sport specific online portals for coaching materials.

See our "Coaching Education" page for more information !

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External & Internal Publications

The LSI takes pride in linking to valuable research being conducted on campus here at SFA and across the country.

One of the organizations in the forefront of sport research is the NCAA.  The NCAA is the governing body of Division I, II, and III athletics and they are generally known for their championship competition as well as compliance.  However, over the last several years, the NCAA has takes a very proactive approach to helping increase collaboration amongst institutions.

The authors of featured publications may originate from the following sources:

  • Stephen F. Austin State University;
  • Accredited Institutions of Higher Learning;
  • the NCAA
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The relationship between ethical and abusive coaching behaviors and student-athlete well-being.

Yukhymenko-Lescroart, M.A., Brown, M.E. & Paskus, T.S.

Mind, body and sport – Understanding and supporting student-athlete mental wellness.

Brown, G. T. (Ed.)

A multilevel multivariate analysis of academic performances in college based on NCAA student-athletes.

McArdle, J.J., Paskus, T.S. & Boker, S.M.

The Sports Hub of East Texas!

“We are driven with a mission to place Stephen F. Austin State University at the forefront of Sport Science Research and Coaching Education while fostering an unparalleled student-athlete experience."