UT’s exclusive channel, the Longhorn Network, featured the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports co-directors Dr. Jan and Dr. Terry Todd in its series Game Changers on August 18th. In this documentary, the Todds look back on their careers as world-class weightlifters, discuss physical culture, and introduce viewers to the Stark Center. See the episode excerpt at https://news.utexas.edu/2015/05/31/ut-game-changers-jan-and-terry-todd/
Dr. Jan Todd, Fellow in the Roy J. McLean Fellowship in Sport History, is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at UT, Todd directs the Ph.D. program in Sport Studies; directs the Sport Management program; and teaches courses in: The History of Sport and Physical Activity, Critical Issues in American Sport History, Sport Philosophy, Sport and Ethics, and Historical and Ethical Issues in Physical Culture and Sport. In September 2011, Dr. Todd was named a Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology for her many contributions to the field.
Dr. Terry Todd has published five books, including Herschel Walker’s Basic Training (Doubleday, 1989), and more than 400 articles in both popular and academic publications, including Sports Illustrated, Readers’ Digest, the Journal of Sport History, Men’s Journal, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association Journal. He lectures often around the nation on the subjects of drugs in sports, conditioning, and sport/fitness history. From 1983-1995 he co-coached UT’s lifting teams, which won many national championships and set many national records.
Game Changers profiles prominent faculty and staff at the University of Texas at Austin. See episodes at https://news.utexas.edu/series/game-changers/.
For other Longhorn Network programs, including UT Athletics shows, go to http://espn.go.com/longhornnetwork/. Note: as of September 9th, the episode on the Todds has not yet been uploaded to the site. We will provide a link to the full episode when available.