Andy Gillentine served as the associate dean and director of the sport administration programs at the University of Miami (2002–2008) and at Mississippi State University (1995–2002). In 2009, he received the Sport Management Outstanding Achievement Award from the National Association of Sport and Physical Education. Additionally, he served as athletic director and coach for more than 15 years and is nationally recognized for his expertise in sport management curriculum and program development. In 2008, he was appointed as a Commissioner of the Council of Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). Prior to this appointment, Gillentine served as chair of a joint task force of NASPE/NASSM charged with formalizing the curricular standards required for accreditation. In 2007, he was appointed to serve as a board member of the Miami Dade Sports Commission, which is charged with developing and expanding the presence of the sport industry in Miami Dade County and South Florida. Previously he served on the Sport Management Program Review Council Executive Board and as chair of the National Sport Management Council.
Dr. Gillentine’s research interests are sport marketing, professional development, and management issues in sport. He has conducted research projects for numerous sport organizations that have resulted in more than 50 publications and more than 100 national and international presentations. In 2007 he was appointed as a research fellow of the Research Consortium of the AAHPERD, the largest professional organization of sport and physical educators in the United States.