Zachary Shaw Crabtree
Instructor and Basketball Coach
"If you are wanting to choose a career in this field, I would say that you couldn’t put a value on this degree. With this degree, you will have opportunities that you wouldn't have without it."
- M.Ed. in Public School Administration – Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 2007
- B.S. in Recreation – Southeast Oklahoma State University, 1997
- Taught at the high school level for 12 years and taught at the college level for 7 years
- National Junior College Athletic Association Baseball Coach of the Year 2013
In which M.S. in Sports Administration program do you teach?
Which classes do you teach online?
Principles of Coaching, Advance Theory of Coaching Baseball with Analytics
What do you want students to learn in your classes?
I would like my students to be equipped with the knowledge of what it takes to be a successful educator and coach.
Why did you start teaching?
I started teaching because the person that was most instrumental in my life, other than my parents, was my high school baseball coach. I wanted to give back and make a difference in others' lives like my coach did for me.
What advice would you give to those considering this degree program?
I would advise those pursuing this degree to ask questions to experienced educators and coaches so that they can gain from their experiences.
What is the value of this degree?
If you are wanting to choose a career in this field, I would say that you couldn’t put a value on this degree. With this degree, you will have opportunities that you wouldn't have without it.
What types of jobs or work do graduates usually do?
Athletic director, coaching, school administration, sports agents
What does it take to be successful in sports administration?
I think it takes someone who is organized and patient—a people person that is organized.
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know.
I was the first person in my family, father's or mother's side, to earn a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.