Department of Applied Physiology & Wellness

Michael Stone

Professor of Practice



Ph.D., University of Michigan
3101 University Blvd, Ste.234
Dallas, 75205
214-768-1035
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Dr. Stone has extensive experience as a senior sports executive. From 1982 to 1990 he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club. During his tenure, the Rangers set single season attendance records four times, attaining the two million mark in both 1989 and 1990. Following his experience with the Rangers, Stone served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the United Baseball League followed by a three-year stint as Executive Director of USA Boxing, the country's sanctioning body for all amateur boxing. From May of 2002 until March of 2007, Stone served as Commissioner of the Northern League, professional baseball's oldest and most successful independent league.

Dr. Stone also has significant experience in the world of business having been Assistant to the CEO of the Western Company of North America, Chairman of the Board of American IronHorse Motorcycle Company and President and CEO of Triad Technologies. Stone is a graduate of Albion College and holds Master's and Doctorate degrees from the University of Michigan. As an undergraduate, Stone earned seven varsity letters in three sports and was an All-Conference football player. In 1989, he was inducted into the Albion College Athletic Hall of Fame. Dr. Stone also served as a Captain in the Bio-Medical Corps of the United States Air Force from 1973-77. Mike and his wife, Ellen Ray, live in Arlington, Texas. The couple has four children and three grandchildren. Both Mike and his wife are avid golfers and both enjoy travel and fine wines.