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Brian DeMars

Subject Expertise: Physical Education and Coaching
Education: MA from California State University, Fresno
Hometown: Salinas, CA, lived in Kenya, East Africa, but lives in Fresno, CA today

I have enjoyed teaching Physical Education and coaching sports throughout my career.  I taught and coached for 17 years at a secondary school in Kenya, East Africa and taught Physical Education and Kinesiology courses at Fresno Pacific University for 14 years.  I have a strong foundation for both teaching in the field and guiding others to become teachers and coaches.  My desire is to support and help teachers step up to the next level in their teaching and coaching.  I look forward to guiding you through the courses I teach.

Professional Experience: Prior to coming to FPU, I taught at a school for missionary children for 17 years where I taught Physical Education and Health and coached Varsity Basketball for 15 years and Varsity Volleyball for 12 years. I enjoy teaching people to do what he used to do, both in the traditional classes at FPU and through the Center for Professional Development.

Favorite Activities: I enjoy a wide variety of sports but has especially enjoyed getting back into tennis recently.

Family Info: I have been married to my wife Gaylene since 1981 and have three grown children.

What I Like About FPU: I enjoy teaching at FPU where I can freely share Biblical principles in my teaching.