Neil Schmottlach has been the lead author on this text since the Seventh Edition. A former professor at Ball State University, Neil is now keeping busy in his retirement with consulting work and focusing on his photography.Jerre L. McManama's career spans 47 years of scholarly productivity in teacher education and sport at every educational level. As a professional, he has written over 30 books/chapters in books, articles, grants, creative endeavors, and editorial reviews. He has given more than 35 presentations to national and regional teacher education and sport organizations. Through these organizations, Jerre has continuously provided professional leadership serving in capacities such as board member, president, chair person, etc. This involvement has earned him honors and awards such as "National Leader," "Award-of-Merit," "Hall-of-Fame," "Meritorious Service," "Governor's Award," and "Outstanding Tenured Faculty Award." He has received Emeritus status at Ball State University and currently supervises student teachers, serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Indianapolis, and continues to write.National Organizations Represented include: AAHPERD, NASPE, USOC, AAU, USCSC, NCAA, NAIA, USVBA, USVCA, NVCA, USAV.