Dr. William (B.J.) Temple joined the department of Health, Exercise and Sport Science (HESS), full time in 2015 after many years of service as adjunct faculty. Prior to joining the HESS full time, Dr. Temple spent fifteen years as the assistant track and field coach at the University of the Cumberlands.
Temple ended his 15 year coaching career as the longest assistant coach in any sport at UC. During this time he recruited and coached 89 NAIA All-Americans, 14 NAIA National Champions and numerous school records in his respected event areas. Temple was inducted into the UC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018.
He currently holds certifications from USA Track and Field Level I and II in endurance and sprints, American Red Cross Certified Instructor for First Aid, CPR, and AED. As well as a certified DISC behavioral consultant.
EdD Leadership, Emphasis in Higher Education Administration, University of the Cumberlands, 2013
MS Sport Science, Emphasis Sport Coaching from the United States Sports Academy, 2004
BS Movement and Leisure Studies, University of the Cumberlands, 2001
(2014) “Retention: A Focused Study of Factors Affecting Student Retention at a Private University in Southeastern Kentucky.” The Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange at the University of Oklahoma
2014 Presentation “Sports Imagery” Adidas- Brevard Distance Runners Camp, Brevard, North Carolina.
2014 Presentation “ Breaking Down Cross Country Courses” Adidas Brevard Distance Runners Camp, Brevard, NC
2014 Presentation “College Athletics Forum” Adidas Brevard Distance Runners Camp, Brevard, NC
2014 Presentation “Event Specific Recovery Techniques in Track and Field” Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Clinic in Lexington, KY
2014 Presentation “Elite 800 Meter Training” Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Clinic in Lexington, KY