College of Education and Professional Studies

Dr. Trey Cone


Phone: (405) 974-5237

Office: WAH 101B

Box: 189


  • Doctor of Education, 2001 - Supervision and Instruction of Higher Education, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX
  • Master of Science, 1999 - Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1997 - Physical Education and English (double major), Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR

General Information

Trey Cone, Ed.D., became a member of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies (KHS) at the University of Central Oklahoma in the fall of 2001. Prior to joining the faculty at UCO, he worked at the Zeppa Recreation Center on the Campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce while finishing his doctorate.

Dr. Cone’s doctorate was earned in Curriculum and Instruction of Higher Education and his Master’s in Physical Education. He teaches courses primarily for physical education majors, including Measurement and Evaluation, Fitness Applications, Introduction to Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education. He has also taught classes for the Exercise Fitness Management and Outdoor and Community Recreation Management programs on facility management.

"During my time at the university, I have provided service to the university and profession in many capacities. I have served as the Faculty Athletic Advisor, faculty senator, advisor to the KHS Club, advisor to the Track Club, and served as Vice-President, President and member of the advisory board for the Oklahoma Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance to name a few.

"Additionally, I have contributed scholarly to the profession by making state, regional, and national presentations. My scholarly interests include physical education pedagogy, adapted physical education, and recreational facility management. I have presented numerous times on these subjects at the local, state, regional, and national level. I have also been invited to present at various places across the country including professional conferences in California, Texas, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and the U.S. Paralympics Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

"I came to UCO in the fall of 2001 with the intention of gaining some experience and then seeking a faculty position closer to family and friends in either Arkansas or Texas. However, it didn’t take me long to realize how lucky that I was to have the opportunity to live and work is such a special place. The leadership and tradition in the College of Education and the Kinesiology and Health Studies Department is part of what makes my job so enjoyable and rewarding. I have been privileged to work with some of the finest teachers and administrators in the business. However, the true pleasure in my chosen profession comes from touching the lives of the many students that come to UCO to become professionals. In my free time, I enjoy raising two kids, spending time with my wife, and keeping fit by running marathons and participating in triathlons."