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USSA Has Alumni Connection to College World Series Contender Oklahoma State University


The United States Sports Academy has always and continues to strive to meet its mission of making contributions to the field of sport by preparing men and women for the profession of sport.

The spotlight has shined on the Academy because Oklahoma State University assistant coach and recruiting coordinator James Vilade is an alumnus. He was selected as the 2010 Alumnus of the Year. “The Alumni of the Year Award is given to the most outstanding United States Sports Academy Alumni. The awarded must represent the ideals of sport and of the Academy.”

OSU is 2-0 at the College World Series, one win away from the CWS finals.

According to Head Coach Josh Holliday, James was hired because he had tremendous teaching experience gained not only as a college coach but also with the Texas Rangers organization.  During his time there, he helped develop some of their elite young players by working with the player development staff of one of the finest organizations in baseball.

He’s also the founder of Keeper of the Game Foundation.

The following contributed to the writing of this piece:
1.) http://www.keeperofthegame.org/james-vilade-bio/

2.) http://okstate.com/news/2015/6/25/BB_0625155810.aspx

By Dr. Fred Cromartie

Dr. Cromartie is the Director of Doctoral Studies at the United States Sports Academy, and can be reached at cromarti@ussa.edu.

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