Bo Pagliasotti is New Chair of SWOSU Department of Kinesiology

Bo Pagliasotti is the new chair of the Department of Kinesiology at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. 

He replaces long-time chair Dr. Vicki Hatton, who recently retired.

Pagliasotti has been employed by SWOSU since 2005, when he was hired as the first NCAA women’s volleyball coach at the university.  This was a position he held until 2011 when he joined the Kinesiology Department as a full-time faculty member.  From 2012-2017, he continued to assist the volleyball team and the athletic department as an assistant coach and director of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. 

Prior to his appointment at SWOSU, he was a faculty member and head volleyball coach at Clarendon College from 2002-2005, and an assistant volleyball coach for six seasons at his alma mater, Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Pagliasotti has served on many committees both locally at SWOSU, regionally with the Regional Universities System of Oklahoma (RUSO) and nationally with the NCAA and American Volleyball Coaches Association.  He has been the director of the sports management program since 2007, establishing a minor in the discipline as well as creating nearly 20 courses and moving the entire Master of Education in Sports Management degree online. He completed the Outstanding Professors’ Academy in 2015, served on the RUSO Special Task Force for Online Learning in 2016, and is currently serving as the SWOSU Faculty Athletic Representative.

He holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in kinesiology from Texas A&M University – Commerce and will complete work on a Doctorate in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy this year.

Pagliasotti lives in Weatherford with his wife Debra and their four children: Hunter, Harper, Jaxon and Evan.

The SWOSU Kinesiology Department is home to four thriving degree programs with nearly 250 total declared majors.  Areas of study include undergraduate programs in Exercise Science and Health / Physical Education as well as graduate degrees in Health / Physical Education and Sports Management.  Those interested in the Kinesiology Department’s offerings can contact Pagliasotti at 580.774.7089 or bo.pagliasotti@swosu.edu.