Adam Cocco

Adam Cocco
Assistant Professor
Department of Health & Sport Sciences
Room 104h - SAC E
adam.cocco @

Adam Cocco's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development, Specialization in Sport Administration, University of Louisville, 2020
  • M.A., Economics, University of Akron, 2010
  • B.S., Business Administration with a minor in Economics, Youngstown State University, 2006

Teaching Areas

  • Sport Analytics
  • Sport Finance & Economics
  • International Service Learning - Ghana

Research Areas

  • Statistical analysis of sport industry topics
  • Socioeconomic impacts of professional sport
  • Sport consumer motivations and behaviors


  • Multiple Linear Regression
  • Factor Analysis

Selected Professional Service

  • Faculty Advisor, Sport Analytics Group
  • Faculty Coordinator, HSS International Service Learning and Study Abroad Trips

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Mayer, M., & Cocco, A.R. (2021). Pandemic and sport: The challenges and implications of publicly financed sporting venues in an era of no fans. Public Works Management & Policy, 26(1), 26-33.
  • Spencer, T.C., Cocco, A.R., & Greenwell, T.C. (2020). Identification with the National Football League following franchise relocation: An analysis of St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers fans. International Journal of Sport Management, 21(4), 325-346.
  • Shreffler, M.B., Cocco, A.R., & Shreffler, J.R. (2019). An examination of the relationship between instruction type and course outcomes in Sport Management courses. Sport Management Education Journal, 13(2), 53-62.
  • Cocco, A.R., & Spencer, T.C. (2019). Path to the Pros: How Major League Soccer is revolutionizing youth player development in the United States. SAGE Business Cases.
  • Cocco, A.R. (2018). Do the NFL's ticket allocation practices create economic injury to consumers: A review of recent litigation. Sport Marketing Quarterly, 27(4), 211-213.