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The Sports Analytics Club Program (SACP) develops and supports SACP Sports Analytics Clubs at high schools and middle schools across the United States, each with a STEM teacher advisor and university faculty partner. SACP demonstrates a unique collaborative architecture of secondary school teachers, university faculty and professional sports data analysts (SMEs) to team with students to execute sports data analytics research projects that are fun, measurable and actionable.

The SACP mission is to advance STEM education in the United States and promote STEM relevant professional careers for young women and men, driving sports as the educational platform. The SACP’s transformative learning environment is built on interdisciplinary teamwork that excites mathematics skill development by teaching the “nuts and bolts” of data analytics and by preparing students to communicate data dashboard visualizations to key stakeholders.
 
The critical priority of the SACP mission is to address the under representation of young women and African American and Latinx youth in advanced STEM studies. In the context of developing a national scale project, the SACP mission is totally inclusive of a diverse cross-section of students across cultural and socioeconomic lines.

SACP is incorporated as a not-for-profit in the State of Delaware, and is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

SACP Founder Robert Clayton and SACP National Program Manager Christien Oliver have been selected to moderate two data science panels during the 2019 HBCU Week Conference, sponsored by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Mr. Clayton’s panel, “The Benefit of HBCUs Developing Data Science Programs,” will feature: 

  • Dr. Edward Dieterle, Executive Director of the Center for External Research and Strategic Research Alliances at the Educational Testing Service 

  • Jon Love, Head of Public Sector Partner Development for the Microsoft Corporation

  • Dr. Claudia Scholz, Associate Director for Research Development of the Data Science Institute at the University of Virginia

  • Dr. Tasha Inniss, Associate Provost for Research at Spelman College

Registration for the Conference is complimentary.

HBCU Conference Registration Link

Mr. Oliver’s panel, “Sports Analytics Curricula at HBCUs: the Building of a STEM Talent and Career Development Pipeline,” will feature: 

  • Ed Tapscott, former interim President and General Manager of the NBA New York Knickerbockers 

  • Dr. Timothy Chartier, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Davidson College

  • Dr. Monir Sharker, Professor of Computer Science at Morgan State University

  • Dr. Jafus Kenyatta Cavil, Professor of Sports Management at Texas Southern University

  • Damon Jones, Senior Vice President & General Counsel for the MLB Washington Nationals Baseball Club

Registration for the Conference is complimentary.

HBCU Conference Registration Link

The Edmondson-Westside High School (Baltimore) Sports Analytics Club Receives Accolades from the United States Congress and the Governor's Office of the State of Maryland

The Edmondson-Westside Sports Analytics Club was SACP’s pilot program and was the subject of a recent ESPN documentary entitled “Defy the Odds.” Subsequent to the documentary, the Club has received several accolades. During halftime of Morgan State University's most recent men’s basketball game versus Howard University, the Club received a citation from Maryland State Governor Larry Hogan, and a Certificate of Special Recognition from United States Senator Ben Cardin.

Los Angeles Dodgers Analytics Director Joins SACP as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Baseball Analytics

Each participating SACP Club is supported by a high school STEM teacher advisor, a STEM professor at a local university, and a Subject Matter Expert (SME) from a professional sports team. The SME has direct experience with data analytics within the context of professional sports. 

SACP is pleased to announce that Michael Spetner, the Director of Business Analytics for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has joined SACP as a SME for Baseball Analytics. Mr. Spetner will be advising the Cardozo TransSTEM Academy Sports Analytics Club in Washington, D.C., as they develop an analytics-driven performance portfolio to advocate for Maury Wills’ induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Wills attended Cardozo Senior High School, was a seven-time MLB All-Star, and won three World Series Championships with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Click the image above to watch "Defy the Odds," ESPN's short documentary (7 min runtime) featuring the Edmondson-Westside High School Sports Analytics Club.  
SACP's Nationwide Network of High Schools and Universities

We are pleased to announce that SACP has participating high schools and major universities in eight states and the District of Columbia

PARTICIPATING HIGH SCHOOLS

State of Louisiana
New Orleans
Martin Luther King Charter School
St. Katherine Drexel Prep School
Warren Easton High School
 
Baton Rouge
Madison Preparatory Academy
Scotlandville Magnet High School
McKinley High School
 
State of Maryland
City of Baltimore
Benjamin Franklin High School
Edmondson-Westside High School
Baltimore City College
 
Montgomery County
Quince Orchard High School
Seneca Valley High School
 
Prince George’s County
C.H. Flowers High School
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
 
Wicomico County 
Wicomico High School

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Boston                                                                                          
Jeremiah Burke High School
TechBoston Academy

State of Michigan
Detroit
Martin Luther King, Jr. High School
Cass Technical High School

State of Ohio
Cleveland
Saint Martin de Porres High School
Shaker Heights High School
Saint Ignatius High School
  
Commonwealth of Virginia
Richmond
Armstrong High School
Huguenot High School
St. Christopher’s School

Washington, District of Columbia
Wilson High School 
Friendship Technology Prep
Friendship Collegiate Academy
Cardozo/TransSTEM Academy
St. Albans School

PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES

American University
University of Akron

Babson College
Cleveland State University
University of the District of Columbia

George Mason University
George Washington University
Howard University

University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Maryland Eastern Shore 
Morgan State University
Johnson C. Smith University
Southern University at New Orleans
Tufts University
Tulane University
Tuskegee University

University of New Orleans
Virginia Union University
Wayne State University
Xavier University
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