Online M.S. in Sport and Fitness Administration Faculty

Lauren McCoy, J.D., and Program Director

Lauren McCoy Coffey, J.D. is an assistant professor of Sport Management and Program Director of Sport and Fitness Administration at Winthrop University. She earned her J.D. from Marquette University Law School and has a B.A. in American Studies from Stanford University. As a law student, she worked in professional sports for the Texas Rangers (MLB) and the Milwaukee Bucks (NBA). Her research interests include confronting discrimination and harassment under Title IX, social media privacy and other athletes’ rights issues. You can contact Lauren directly if you have any questions about this program.

Dr. Dan Drane

Dan Drane is a Professor of Sport Management at Winthrop University. He formerly served as Department Chair for the Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance and Director of the Sport and Fitness Administration Program. Dr. Drane has 22 years of college teaching experience at Winthrop University, the University of Southern Mississippi and Clemson University. He served as the Assistant Director of the School of Human Performance and Recreation, Director of Graduate Programs for the School of Human Performance and Recreation and Program Coordinator for the Department of Coaching and Sport Management at the University of Southern Mississippi. He served as the Director of the Professional Golf Management Program at Clemson University. Dr. Drane lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina, with his wife and two sons.

Dr. Jinwook "Jason" Chung

Dr. Chung has been with Winthrop University since the fall of 2015, teaching various courses in the area of sport management. His research interests focus on online sports marketing, sport consumer behavior and media effects related to different people from divergent backgrounds and environments. Dr. Chung has numerous professional experiences as a marketer for different companies and events at sports organizations. During his free time, he enjoys playing sports such as golf, basketball and tennis, attending sports games and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Chung truly enjoys working and communicating with the students, supporting them to be prepared for the future career and providing students with opportunities to start their careers.

To learn more about studying with Winthrop University’s expert faculty to earn this degree, please contact a program manager toll-free at 833/257-1704 with any questions or request more information today.