Department: Business Administration
Office Location: Lancaster
Dr. Briggs has served as Professor of Sport Management in the College of Business & Entrepreneurship at North Greenville University for the past 21 years including roles as Department Chair of Sport Management, Program Coordinator of Physical Education, and Dean of the College of Wellness & Sport Professions. He earned a PhD in Sport Administration from The Florida State University in 1999 and within the Sport Profession has published over 150 articles, instructional manuals, and research materials as well as professionally presented over 120 occasions in no less than 10 different countries.
Dr. Briggs remains active in the Sport Profession coordinating students, graduates, and the general population to support operations/activities of local/regional sport organizations. He personally enjoys working with the administration of several college and local non-profit sport agencies including much work with the local Metro YMCAs, the Marion Moorhead Golf Classic, and serving over 10 years in the pressbox of NGU Football as statistician and scoreboard operator.
Remaining involved in the marketplace of life and the Business Sector is important to him; Dr. Briggs has either owned or shared ownership of several sport businesses including wellness centers (Healthworks and Transitions of Southern Wellness Associates), and businesses operating in the Bowling Industry. Out of a love for business operations and finance he has served as CFO for College Park Church since 2016 where his family has attended since 2014.
In his spare time, he loves to garden as a local grower and has developed a fruit orchard where he and his family sell produce to the local community. He has a lovely wife of 18 years and three children residing in Travelers Rest, SC. Most importantly, his desires to grow and mature in the Lord drive him to his biblical studies while seeking the Lord for everyday direction in he and his families life.
PhD Physical Education (Sport Administration Concentration), The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
MS Physical Education (Health & Physical Education Concentration), Marshall University, Huntington, WV
BA Physical Education (Sport Management Concentration), Mount Vernon Nazarene College/University, Mt. Vernon, OH
Lee, J. W., Kane, J. J., & Briggs, J. B. (2022). A Framework for Planning Impactful Professional Development for the “Christian Sportsperson Academician.” The Journal of Christian Society for Kinesiology, Leisure, and Sport Studies (Special Edition). IN PRINT.
Bradley, R., Cromartie, F., Briggs, J., Battenfield, F., & Boulet, J. (2015). Ratios of Certified Athletic Trainers’ to Athletic Teams and Number of Athletes in South Carolina Collegiate Settings. The Sport Journal.
Briggs, J. P. (2008). Guide to Student Internships in Sport Management. Unpublished manuscript for the Sport Management Department at North Greenville University.
Briggs, J. P. (2007). The Bowling-Specific Training Manual. Published manual (4th Ed.), Briggs Consulting, Greenville, South Carolina.
Briggs, J. (2002, October/November). Shouldering Your Game: Part II. Asian Bowling Digest, 4, (19), 54-55.
Briggs, J. (2002, October). Instructional Potpourri. 7-10 Split, 3, (8), 4 & 20.
Briggs, J. (2002, August/September). Shouldering Your Game: Part I. Asian Bowling Digest, 4, (18), 46-47.
2018 – NGU Outstanding Faculty Member presented by the NGU Department of Academics, Tigerville, SC.
August 2012 – NGU Distinguished Difference Maker presented by the NGU Admissions Department/Administration, Tigerville, SC.
April 2011 – South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities – Educator of the Year for the State of SC, representative of NGU.
September 2009- Graduated from the Vineyard Leadership Institute (VLI).
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