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Mr Tabo Huntley

Biography

Tabo has a unique blend of experiences in leading, developing and working within high performance teams. These experiences which already span over 18 years involve roles such as Performance Director, Head Coach, Lead Sprint Coach, Coach Mentor, Head of Fitness and Talent Development Manager. However, whilst each role has offered unique insights into the performance domain success has been underpinned by a single drive to deliver cutting edge solutions in order to achieve stated performance outcomes. By adopting a position of 'shared values' Tabo seeks to facilitate environments that allow individuals the freedom to share their expertise, knowledge and passions so that the TEAM own the process and the outcome.

Now as a Senior Lecturer teaching on both the undergraduate and postgraduate Sport Coaching and programmes, Tabo seeks to engage students in deeper learning through sharing of experiences, values and expertise in an attempt to encourage students to take ownership of the learning process. Specifically, Tabo leads modules along the Strength & Conditioning strand and teaches modules containing High Performance Sport, Paralympic & Disability Sport and Elite Coaching themes.

Tabo is actively involved in research, primarily through his Loughborough based PhD 'Mechanisms underpinning coaching expertise as it pertains to meeting the needs of elite Para athletes'. He also engages and collaborates with other colleagues particularly around coaching effectiveness, disability coaching, reflective practice and S&C based areas.

Degrees

2011, University of Befordshire, United Kingdom, M.S.c Sport Performance

Postgraduate training

Critical realism workshop, United Kingdom, Lougborough University, ? - present

Publications

Conference publication

Quayle LRJ, Umeh , Huntley T, Morley D, Knowles Z, Whitehead AE. 2017. Exploring UK Sports Coaches Knowledge and Use of Reflective Practice ICCE Global Coach Confrence

Whitehead AE, Miles A, Cropley B, Huntley T, Knowles Z. 2015. ‘Think Aloud’: Towards a framework to facilitate reflective practice amongst rugby league coaches. BPS Division of Sports and Exercise Psychology Conference 2015

Ryrie A, Cronin C, Huntley T, Hayton J. 'Sinking and swimming in disability coaching': A narrative of coaching in a new context ICCE 11th Global Coach Conference

Huntley TD. Huntley, T. & Dunn, P. (2014) Beyond excellence in Para-Athletics. Presented at The ICCE, Global Coaches House, Glasgow.

Huntley TD. Huntley, T. (2014) Critical reflections in elite sport – experience of developing coaching expertise. Presented at the Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise Conference, Loughborough, UK Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise Conference

Huntley TD. Huntley, T., Fitzgerald, H., & Duffy, P (2013) Critical Disability Studies and Researching Coaching. Presented at the ICCE International Coaching Conference, Durban, South Africa ICCE International Coaching Conference

Journal article

Cronin C, Ryrie A, Huntley T, Hayton J. 2017. 'Sinking and swimming in disability coaching': a narrative of coaching in a new context Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, >DOI

Cronin C, Whitehead AE, Webster S, Huntley T. 2017. Transforming, storing and consuming athletic experiences; a coach’s narrative of using a video app. Sport, Education and Society, >DOI >Link

Huntley T, Whitehead AE, Cullinane D, Nixon S, Huntley E. 2017. Investigating relationships between and within entry pathways on a sport related programme and the degree outcome obtained Cogent Education, >DOI

Whitehead AE, Cropley B, Huntley T, Miles A, Quayle L, Knowles Z. 2016. ‘Think Aloud’: Towards a framework to facilitate reflective practice amongst rugby league coaches. International Sport Coaching Journal, >DOI >Link

Huntley, T.D. , Mauger, A. R. , Fletcher, I. M. . 2014. RPE-DERIVED WORK RATES CAN BE ACCURATELY PRODUCED WITHOUT EXTERNAL FEEDBACK OR REFERENCE TO THE RPE SCALE 1. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 118 :507-521 >DOI

Engagement & Impact

Conference organisation:

ICCE Global Coach Conference 2017, Bid lead and chair of the executive committee

Media Coverage:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/34559946, BBC One after Football Focus. Coverage focused on Maria Lyle's (coached by Tabo) preparation for the 2015 World Championships. Title: IPC Athletics World Championships: Maria Lyle's Paralympic dream.

Other Professional Activity:

Personal sprint coach to world class performance funded British Athletics athletes: Maria Lyle & Erin McBride

Teaching qualification:

PGCert Learning & Teaching in Higher Education