Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference

Zachary Hass

Department of Statistics | Purdue University

Division of Credit Modeling for Team Sports

Division of credit modeling is Zachary's term for a category of player performance evaluation in team sports. It refers to the practice of valuing player contributions and using the estimated contribution to allocate the value of the play outcome amongst the players. It relies on grading player action quality and will be illustrated using collegiate volleyball. Attendees will learn to identify the elements of a Division of Credit metric, understand the primary benefits of using this metric, and understand the necessary data required for the metric.

Zachary Hass is a PhD candidate in the Department of Statistics at Purdue University. He works as a research assistant for the School of Nursing providing statistical support for gerontological and health services research. His dissertation work is focused on Division of Credit modeling for team sports. During the fall and winter seasons he is employed by the Athletic Communications Department as the game day state crew inputter for volleyball, football, and men's and women's basketball. He has consulted for Purdue football in recruiting analytics and for DevGrow in their production of a football win probability calculator. Zachary received a B.A. in statistics and economics from Case Western Reserve University, where he played defensive back for the football team.

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