Jason Maddox

Assistant Professor

Jason Maddox joined Syracuse University’s faculty in the Spring of 2022. Prior to joining Syracuse, Maddox spent the previous nine years at Baylor University, earning his B.S. in Statistics in 2016, M.S. in Statistics in 2018, and will be earning his Ph.D. in Statistics in May 2022. While a graduate student at Baylor, he taught several Introductory Statistics courses and a business analytics course. Maddox also served as a manager/graduate assistant with the Baylor Men’s Basketball team from 2015-2021. He aided the coaching staff with analytical methods in recruiting, scouting, player development, and game strategy. He capped off his tenure with the program with a 2021 NCAA National Championship.

Maddox spent the summer of 2019 in the front office of the San Diego Padres as a Research and Development Intern. His research with the Padres centered on Catcher Defensive Performance analysis and Defensive Shift Analysis.

At Syracuse, Maddox will teach Sport Data Analysis courses.


Ph.D. in Statistics, Baylor University, Expected, May 2022

M.S. in Statistics, Baylor University, 2018

B.S. in Statistics, Baylor University, 2016


Sports data analysis in R

Research Focus

Maddox’s research focus is in sports data analysis in R, using methods such as regression, machine learning, and Bayesian analysis. His dissertation was focused on creating in-game win probability models for basketball and football.


SAL 213 - Sport Data Analysis