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  • Company: The Sport Management Group, Inc.
  • Phone: 336-202-1013
  • Website:

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Athletics & Recreation and Risk Management

Keywords/Search Terms:

Health clubs, fitness studios, colleges, gyms, high schools, minor league sports, professional sports, emergency planning, stadiums, sports


B.S. Sport Management, Guilford College

Years in Practice:


Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:


Additional Information

- Founder and President of The Sport Management Group, Inc. (SMG), a national risk management company specializing in the athletic and fitness industries. SMG is currently in its 28th year of service. - Has personally performed over 3,500 safety audits on athletic and fitness facilities for his company, the Sport Management Group. - SMG has performed over 14,000 risk assessments nationwide. - Has been retained as an expert witness in over 30 cases nationwide. - Reviews and develops risk management strategies for the Atlantic Coast Conference and its member institutions. - Wrote “Fitness Center Safety” chapter in Risk Management in Sport, Second Edition, edited by Herb Appenzeller. - Has written a bi-monthly risk management column for Fitness Management Magazine. - Manages over 500 independent field inspectors around the country. - Authored various safety manuals and training programs designed for athletic directors, health club owners and managers. - Created and currently maintains a website,, a 24-hour resource for facility owners and staff members. - Has developed risk management websites specifically for the athletic and fitness industries. - Conducts risk management lectures at local universities and colleges. - Has developed an E-Learning Program specific to the athletic and fitness industries. AREAS OF EXPERTISE - American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines. - Athletic Arenas and Stadium Safety - Athletic Coaching and Teaching - Automated External Defibrillator Placement and Use - Bleacher Safety - Club Sport and Intramural Safety - Crowd Management - Emergency Action Planning - Exercise Equipment Maintenance and Repair - Health Club and Spa Safety (All Areas) - National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) guidelines - Outdoor Recreation Facilities (i.e. camps, sports camps) - Personal Training Practices and Procedures - Recreational Activities and Programs - Schools, Colleges, Universities - Spectator Injuries - Sports Court Safety - Weight Room Safety