John Gerdy

Dr. John R. Gerdy serves as founder and president of Music For Everyone, a non-profit dedicated to cultivating the power of music as an educational and community building tool in Lancaster County.

He is also author of:

The Successful College Athletic Program: The New Standard (1997).

Sports in School: The Future of an Institution (2000).

Sports: The All-American Addiction (2002).

Air Ball: American Education’s Failed Experiment with Elite Athletics (2006).

Gerdy served as Associate Commissioner of the Southeastern Conference from 1989-1995 and as a Legislative Assistant at the NCAA from 1986-1989.

He earned a Masters in Sports Administration and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Ohio University. A 1979 graduate of Davidson College, he received All-American honors in basketball. Davidson retired his jersey in 1979 and inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 1994. He also played professionally in the Continental Basketball Association. In 2007, Gerdy was chosen as one of America’s 100 Most Influential Sports Educators by the Institute of International Sport. He resides on a farm in Conestoga, PA with his wife and two children.