• SFA Strength | Sports Performance Clinic

  • Where it all began

    From concept to reality, the Lumberjack Sport 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 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.

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Bridging the gap between Academics & Athletics is a primary goal of the LSI. As such, we have some of the most active faculty on campus on our team.

See who our biggest athletic advocates are from all across SFA!

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Join the Varsity Club today!

It is important to recognize the skill set that each of our student-athletes develop over their time as a Lumberjack of Ladyjack. Time management, discipline, and a healthy lifestyle are just some of the benefits to competing on behalf of SFA in intercollegiate athletics.

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

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

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

Brown, G. T. (Ed.)

The relationship between ethical and abusive coaching behaviors and student-athlete well-being.

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

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."