Michael Sagas, Ed.D.

Department of Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management

  • Ed.D. in Sport Management, Texas A&M University (2001)
  • M.S. in Sport Management, Texas A&M University (1999)
  • B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah (1996)

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Contact Info

FLG 300B
P.O. Box 118208
Gainesville, FL 32611-8208
(352) 294-1640 | msagas@hhp.ufl.edu


Michael Sagas currently serves as Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management at the University of Florida. Dr. Sagas also serves the university as the Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA and SEC. Sagas received his masters and doctorate from Texas A&M University in sport management, where he also served as a faculty member prior to his arrival to UF in 2008.

Dr. Sagas’ primary line of inquiry in the field of sport management has been focused on the under-representation and differential treatment of youth, women and minorities in sports. The general goal of this research has been to provide theoretical and practical insights needed by scholars, policy makers, and managers to identify the barriers that limit the status, development, advancement and well-being of youth, women and racial minorities in sports. Sagas has authored or coauthored over 85 refereed journal articles and is a Research Fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management.

Research Interests

  • Discrimination and Diversity in Sports
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Youth Sports


  • SPM 2000 Introduction to Sport Management
  • SPM 5016 Sport Sociology
  • SPM 3012 Sport and Society
  • SPM 5181 Athlete Development