About Benjamin Alamar
Benjamin Alamar adeptly juggles many balls. He's a sports analytics consultant, researcher, speaker, and author of "Sports
Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers" (Columbia University Press, March 2013). He's also a professor of sports management at Menlo
College in Menlo Park, California.
He's consulted with
a variety of teams in the NFL and NBA, including five seasons with the Oklahoma
City Thunder as well as private and publicly-held companies.
published numerous research studies in sports analytics and has provide his perspective on this topic for ESPN, Analytics Magazine, and the Wall
Professor Alamar is the founding editor of
the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, the first peer-reviewed
academic journal for research in sports analytics.
He's married to his high school sweetheart and together they have three children. All three kids participate in performance art and play an assortment of different sports. While Benjamin has coached some of their teams, he swears he leaves sports analytics principles on the sidelines.