Sheri Huckleberry holds the B.S. in Exercise Physiology and Sport Science from the University of Connecticut, the M.S.P.E. in Athletic Administration and the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Ohio University. She is an assistant professor and program coordinator (online coaching education) in the Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy and The Patton College of Education. She teaches courses both on-campus and online. Her research focuses on the commitment and self-efficacy of youth sport coaches and athletes, the impact of deliberate play on the retention of youth sport participants, and the evaluation and assessment of coaching education programs. She was involved with the Soccer for Education and Cultural Exchange program, a partnership program between Ohio University and PLAY SOCCER. The two-way educational exchange program provides coaching education and training to youth sport coaches in South Africa, Ghana, and Senegal. In exchange, the coaches travel to Ohio University to take part in Kids on Campus activities and PLAY SOCCER program initiatives. Prior to teaching at Ohio University she was a head soccer coach at Marist College.