College professor; athletic director; sports journalist and author.  Born– November 4, 1946, Little Falls, NY.  Parents– Nicholas James and Pauline Logar Staffo.  Married– Marilyn Jeanne Rice, June 26, 1976.   Children– two.  Education–State University of New York at Brockport, B.S., 1968; Western Kentucky University, M.A., 1970; Ohio State University, Ph. D., 1978.  Coach and teacher of physical education, Liverpool NY Central School District, 1969-79; Director of athletics and physical education, Weedsport, NY,  School District, 1979-80;  at Alice Lloyd College, Kentucky, 1980-85;  Professor and Head of the Department of Health and Physical Education at Stillman College, 1985-.  Published articles and columns in magazines and newspapers as well as scholarly journals. Member of AAHPERD, Alabama Sate Association for Heath, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, and other professional associations.  Chairman National Youth Sports Coalition, 1994-96.  Named Alabama College Physical Education Professional of the Year, 1994. Inducted into the Zeta Phi Kappa Hall of Fame at Stillman College, 2000; the Hall of Fame of the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State. 2009; Hall of Heritage at SUNY Brockport, 2011; the National Association for Sports and Physical Education Hall of Fame, 2013.  Awarded the  Honor Award of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, in 2007; its  Charles Henry Award  in 2009, and its highest award, the Luther Gulick Medal,  2012.


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Article:  Becky Hopf, “Teachable Moments,” Tuscaloosa News,  May 22, 2013.


Alabama Football; Saban Leads Crimson Tide to the 2009 National Championship.  Boston; American Press, 2010

Alabama Football; Stallings to Saban.  Boston; American Press, 2009.

Bama after Bear; Turmoil and Tranquillity in Tuscaloosa.  Northport; Sevgo Press, 1992.

Basic Tumbling; A Manual for Teaching Elementary through College Level.  Boston: American Press, 2007.

Basketball.  Boston; American Press, 2006.

Healthy Living. Bessemer; Colonial Press, 1992.

I Love Alabama/ I Hate Auburn.  Chicago; Triumph Books, 2012.

Teaching Basketball Skills for Physical Education.  Boston; American Press, 2006.

Wilbur Crisp; Coach and Inventor.  Northport; Sevgo Press, 1998.