Management, B.S., Pratt Institute
Professor Anthony M. Missere is a full time tenured associate professor of Sports Management, St. John’s University Division of Sport Management.
He was hired as an adjunct assistant professor in 1977, and since 1978 has been a full-time professor of Sport Management (the only full-time person until 1995).
Prior to arriving at St. John’s University, Professor Missere taught at the Pratt Institute from 1973 to 1978. He also served Pratt Institute as Facilities Manager, Instructor, Assistant Athletic Director, Head Basketball Coach and Head Baseball Coach.
From 1979 to 1984 he served as Consultant to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Sports Club Management, Media Relations and Youth Programming and the 1984 Olympics. During this time, Professor Missere served on five committees at St. John’s University.
Professor Missere received his Bachelor of Science degree from Pratt Institute in Dietetics and Hotel Management in 1968. In 1978, he received his Master of Arts degree in Physical Education and Administration from New York University. In addition, he has undertaken doctoral studies in Sport Management at Temple University.
He received Coach of the Year for the 1976-1977 season from the Knickerbocker Conference, and also Coach of the Year, College Division, for the 1976-1977 season from the metropolitan Writers Association.
He served as president of the Metropolitan Coaches Association and also the Knickerbocker Basketball Conference.
Professor Missere received, in 1991, the Outstanding Faculty Achievement Medal from the President of St. John’s University.
From 1995 to 2008, Professor Missere served as the Director of the Sport Management Program which witnessed a growth in the student population from 213 to 400+.