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Dr. Tom Tallach

Assistant Professor

3rd Season


  • B.S. Centenary College, 1993
  • M.S. Texas A&M University-Commerce, 1994
  • Ed.D Texas A&M University-Commerce, 1997


Dr. Tom Tallach with wife Gaby, and kids Grant and Julia.

Dr. Tom Tallach enters his third year as an assistant professor at Tarleton State. He most recently served as an assistant principal at Loyola College Prep in Shreveport, LA. Prior to Loyola, he served as Director of Athletics at, then, NCAA Division I Centenary College.  Prior to Centenary, he was an assistant athletics director at both Tarleton State and Texas A&M-Commerce where he was also a member of the faculty.

Some of Dr. Tallach’s professional experiences include serving as chairman of the NCAA Division I Summit League Joint Council, directing NCAA Division I and Division II Championship events, and planning the construction, renovation, and financing of athletics facilities.  He was an advisory board member of the Northwest Louisiana Regional Sports Authority and was instrumental in securing the bid to host the 2010 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship First/Second Rounds in Shreveport.  City Life Magazine named Tallach one of the top “40 under 40” professionals in the Shreveport metro area.  While at Tarleton State, he was a leader in the area of compliance at the conference and national level participating in regional and national compliance seminars as a panelist and presenter.  At A&M-Commerce, he was a divisional chair for regional accreditation and assisted with the planning and development of the graduate program in sports studies as well as the undergraduate core curriculum wellness component.  In addition to his academic and athletics responsibilities, he served in the continuing education unit as the athletic director for UIL Championships in Region 2-3A.  

Dr. Tallach, his wife, Gaby, and their children, Grant (6) and Julia (4), reside in Stephenville

Research and Experience

In 2014, Dr. Tallach participated in Tarleton's Faculty cohort for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. His participation resulted in research related to student motivation, that was presented at the 2015 Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Summer Conference. 

Quick Facts


Dr. Tom Tallach

Classes Taught

  • Adaptive Physical Education (KINE 5328) 
  • Facilities & Equipment in Kinesiology & Sport (KINE 5326)
  • Individual and Team Sport Skills (KINE 4316)
  • Adaptive, Corrective, and Developmental Exercise (KINE 3380)
  • The Organization and Administration of Kinesiology Programs (KINE 4370)
  • Introduction to Physical Fitness & Sport (KINE 1301)
  • Internship in Kinesiology (KINE 5399)
  • Seminar: Sport Governance

Quotes to Live By

Don’t complain unless you have a better idea.

Favorite Workout

Elliptical Trainer

Interval Resistance Circuit

Why is Kinesiology Important?

One of the biggest problems facing our society is the rising cost of healthcare. This crisis is in large part due to the expanding incidence rate of hypokinetic diseases that are the product of poor lifestyle choices.  Those who are committed to helping people make better lifestyle choices are doing, perhaps, the most important job of all.