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Summer Coaches' School

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2018 Presenter Bios

Jed Blanton (Ph.D.) is an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee in the Department of Kinesiology and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in sport psychology, motor behavior, and sport management, and conducts research on student-athlete leadership. @jedblanton

Andy Driska (Ph.D.) Is an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Kinesiology and teaches graduate-level coaches in skill acquisition, psychology of coaching, athlete development, and coaching science. He conducts research on coach education programs and trends in coach learning behaviors. @andydriska

Karl Erickson (Ph.D.) is an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Kinesiology and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in sport psychology, sport sociology, and athlete development. He conducts research on coach development and youth development through sport and play. @karlericksonMSU

Dan Gould (Ph.D.) is a professor in the MSU Department of Kinesiology and Director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in sport psychology and positive youth development through sport, and has conducted hundreds of studies on coach development, athlete development, and sport psychology.

Jennifer Nalepa (MS) will join the Department of Kinesiology as an Assistant Professor in July 2018, and will teach and advise students in the graduate programs in Sport Coaching and Leadership. Nalepa has taught numerous sport science courses and has conducted coach mentoring programs for the United States Tennis Association. She has researched Generation Z athletes and the games approach to youth tennis.

Scott Pierce (Ph.D.) is an assistant professor at the Illinois State University Department of Kinesiology and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in sport psychology, sport management, and coaching science. He also conducts research on life skill development and transfer through the sport experience. @ScottPiercePhD

Mary-Anne Reid (M.Sc.) is the Coordinator of Internship and Practicum Experiences in the MSU Department of Kinesiology. As a trained experiential educator, she oversees experiential learning courses for approximately 300 students each year, including students in the sport coaching and leadership masters degree program. She was the former field hockey coach at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. @MaryAnneReidMSU

Tim Wakeham (M.S.) is the strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports at MSU. He teaches strength and conditioning courses in the MSU Department of Kinesiology, and mentors graduate strength and conditioning students, and is known for his development of thoughtful and effective young coaches. @TimRedWakeham