Gary McChalicher, Ed.D., CSCS

Clinical Assistant Professor


Contact Info

Burdick Hall, 131M
M/W 11:30am-12:30pm
Tues/Thurs, 2-3pm; Fri 9-10am.
Anytime by appointment


Ed.D., US Sports Academy

M.S., California University of Pennsylvania

BSED, Shippensburg University

Areas of Expertise

Athletic Program Leadership and Administration

Youth and Adolescent Sports Participation

Strength & Conditioning


Gary McChalicher, Ed.D, CSCS is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology within the College of Health Professions at Towson University. He has 20 years of experience in sports administration and fitness and wellness leadership.  He has worked as a director of athletics, a curriculum leader for health and physical education, and a sports performance coach for scholastic and collegiate athletes.  Gary has worked as an instructor for the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrator Association and the American Sport Education Program.  He has presented on the development of athlete leadership and team cohesion for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and recently contributed to the chapter pertaining to planning and assessment in the NSCA's Guide to High School Strength and Conditioning.  Finally, he is the chairman of the NSCA's High School Professional Development Group.


  • National Strength and Conditioning Association, CSCS
  • USA Weightlifting, Advanced Sports Performance Coach
  • National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, CAA
  • American Sport Education Program, Coaching Principles Facilitator

Teaching Interests

  • Fitness and Wellness Leadership
  • Leadership for Sport Professionals
  • Cross-cultural Studies
  • Sport Coaching
  • Event Management

Research Interests

  • Development of leadership and cohesion on sports teams through team training.