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.
2011, University of Befordshire, United Kingdom, M.S.c Sport Performance
Cronin C, Ryrie A, Huntley T, Hayton J. 2017. ‘Sinking and swimming in disability coaching’: an autoethnographic account of coaching in a new context Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, :1-16 >DOI
Cronin C, Whitehead AE, Webster S, Huntley T. 2017. Transforming, storing and consuming athletic experiences: a coach’s narrative of using a video application Sport, Education and Society, :1-13 >DOI
Huntley T, Whitehead A, Cullinane D, Nixon S, Huntley E. 2017. Investigating relationships between and within entry pathways on a sport related programme and the degree outcome obtained Hui SKF. Cogent Education, 4 >DOI
Whitehead AE, Cropley B, Huntley T, Miles A, Quayle L, Knowles Z. 2016. ‘Think Aloud’: Toward a Framework To Facilitate Reflective Practice Amongst Rugby League Coaches International Sport Coaching Journal, 3 :269-286 >DOI
Conference Publication (journal proceedings)
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
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
Engagement & Impact
Conference name: ICCE Global Coach Conference 2017, Position: Bid lead and chair of the executive committee
Links #1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/34559946, Media coverage: 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:
Describe the Professional Activities: Personal sprint coach to world class performance funded British Athletics athletes: Maria Lyle & Erin McBride
Title of qualification gained: PGCert Learning & Teaching in Higher Education