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Dr. John Stoszkowski

Senior Lecturer in Sports Development and Coaching/Research Degrees Tutor

School of Sport and Wellbeing

Greenbank Building, GR144

+44 (0) 1772 89 5702

jrstoszkowski@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Sport and Sport related courses

John is a senior lecturer in Sports Development and Coaching and is a Research Degrees Tutor in the School of Sport and Wellbeing. He holds a BSc (Hons.) in Sports Science from Lancaster University, an M.Phil. in Sports Coaching (Education) from The University of Birmingham, and obtained his PhD. at UCLan. John is research active and is currently conducting research in coach education and development. He is a member of the Institute of Coaching and Performance.

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John joined the School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors in 2010 from his role as Regional Coaching Development Manager at The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA). At The PGA, he helped embed the vision of 'Right Coach, Right Place, Right Time' in England and facilitated the implementation of the England Golf player development, coaching, and talent pathway in 12 counties across the North of England. He established county academies in 8 counties across the North of England and was also responsible for developing and managing a regional coach development, education, and mentoring programme in line with the National Club Coaching Programme. Prior to this, John was Regional Development Officer at The English Golf Union. Here, he was responsible for raising the profile of golf in the North West of England, translating England Golf’s national framework for the development of golf into practical plans for 4 counties. This involved implementing the ‘Start’ and ‘Stay’ elements of the Whole Sport Plan national strategy on a local level. He established and developed a network of County Golf Partnerships and recruited and supervised a team of County Development officers.

Before moving into Golf, John founded and managed a sports coaching company which developed and delivered an innovative range of coaching programmes and teacher training workshops in school sports partnerships and local communities across England. He liaised and negotiated with partnership development managers, school sports coordinators, and community leaders, as well as managed an experienced team of professional sports coaches and instructors. During this time, John also lectured in Sports Coaching and Physical Activity at Edge Hill University as an associate tutor and has been involved in coaching several sports across a variety of levels in both domestic and international settings.

Here at UCLan, John teaches across a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules on the BSc Sports Coaching and Performance, BA Sports Coaching and Development, and MSc Sports Coaching programmes. He supervises undergraduate and postgraduate research and maintains links with a wide range of professional clubs and national governing bodies of sport. Other responsibilities include personal tutoring, internal moderation, and work placement supervision. As research degrees tutor in the School of Sport and Wellbeing, John also supports research students and monitors their progress with their research. He is also part of the peer observation team for the Learning Development Unit.

Qualifications
  • Ph.D. Sports Coaching, University of Central Lancashire, 2015. Thesis title ‘Exploiting social learning as a legitimate tool in coach development’.
  • PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire, 2012
  • Certificate in Learning, Teaching and Assessing, Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), 2012
  • M.Phil. Sports Coaching (Education), University of Birmingham, 2011. Thesis title ‘An Investigation of the Mediators of Talent Development in Golf’
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science, Lancaster University, 2005. Thesis title ‘The Design and Implementation of a Performance Index System for Football’
Research Groups
  • Institute of Coaching and Performance (ICaP)

Publications

Stoszkowski, J., & Collins, D. (2017). Nirvana or Never-Never Land? Does Heutagogy have a place in Coach Development? International Sport Coaching Journal, 4(3), 353-358.

Stoszkowski, J., McCarthy, L., & Fonseca, J. (2017). Online Peer Mentoring and Collaborative Reflection: A Cross-institutional Project in Sports Coaching. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 5(3), 118-121.

Stoszkowski, J., Collins, D., & Olsson, C. (2017). Using shared online blogs to structure and support informal coach learning. Part 2: The participants’ view and implications for coach education. Sport, Education and Society, 22(3), 407-425.

Stoszkowski, J., & Collins, D. (2017). Using shared online blogs to structure and support informal coach learning. Part 1: A tool to promote reflection and communities of practice? Sport, Education and Society, 22(2), 247-270.

Stoszkowski, J., & Collins, D. (2016). Sources, topics and use of knowledge by coaches. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34(9), 794-802

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Memberships

John is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has also obtained the SEDA Professional Development Award.

External Activities

Editorial board member and reviewer for the Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies, invited reviewer for Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, and the Journal of Sports Sciences.

Conferences

Fonseca, J., McCarthy, L., & Stoszkowski, J. (2017). Connecting Learning: Initial findings of a cross-institutional curriculum project in formal educational settings. 20th Annual National Coaching Conference (May 22-24, 2017), Life University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

John teaches across a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules including:

  • TL2072 Talent Pathways (Module Leader)
  • TL2118 Coaching Practice Experience (Module Leader)
  • TL2133 The Reflective Coach (Module Leader)
  • TL3072 Community Sports Development
  • TL3134 Coaching Practice and Reflection (Module Leader)
  • TL4187 Research Methods for Sport
  • TL4188 Philosophy to Practice
  • TL4189 Contemporary Practice for Sport

 

 

Research

Qualifications

John's current research interests centre on coach education and development.

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Stoszkowski, J., & Collins, D. (2017). Nirvana or Never-Never Land? Does Heutagogy have a place in Coach Development? International Sport Coaching Journal, 4(3), 353-358.

Stoszkowski, J., McCarthy, L., & Fonseca, J. (2017). Online Peer Mentoring and Collaborative Reflection: A Cross-institutional Project in Sports Coaching. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 5(3), 118-121. 

Stoszkowski, J., Collins, D., & Olsson, C. (2017). Using shared online blogs to structure and support informal coach learning. Part 2: The participants’ view and implications for coach education. Sport, Education and Society, 22(3), 407-425.

Stoszkowski, J., & Collins, D. (2017). Using shared online blogs to structure and support informal coach learning. Part 1: A tool to promote reflection and communities of practice? Sport, Education and Society, 22(2), 247-270.

Stoszkowski, J., & Collins, D. (2016). Sources, topics and use of knowledge by coaches. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34(9), 794-802.