About the Author
Tony has been a board member and national team exercise physiologist for the U.S. Badminton Association (USBA). He traveled with the U.S. National Badminton Team to the 1987 World Championships in Beijing as team trainer. Two years later he was manager for the South Team at the 1989 Olympic Sports Festival in Oklahoma City, and he was official umpire at the 1993 Olympic Festival in San Antonio. He holds USBA certification as a Level III national coach and regional umpire.
Tony has taught badminton at Northwestern State University in Louisiana, the University of Texas at Austin, and Texas A&M University, where he served as coordinator of racquet sports. He has also conducted numerous badminton instructional clinics in the United States, Guatemala, and Mexico.
In addition to working with the 1996 Olympic Badminton Team, Tony continues to teach a badminton class each semester at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, where he is a professor in the Physical Education Department and director of the Aerobic-Human Performance Laboratory.