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Andrew Driska
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Andy Driska is coordinator of the Sport Coaching and Leadership Online Programs and a fixed-term instructor in the Department of Kinesiology. His primary research focus is coach education and the effectiveness of online coach education programs. A secondary research interest is the roles that coaches and sport environments play in fostering the psychosocial development of athletes. He has consulted for USA Swimming and for several intercollegiate athletic teams.
Dan Gould
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dan Gould is director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports and a professor of kinesiology. In 2019, he was named the inaugural Gwendolyn Norrell Professor of Youth Sport and Student-Athlete Well-Being. His area of expertise is mental training for athletic competition and sport psychology. His research interests include the stress-athletic performance relationship, psychological foundations of coaching, athlete motivation, youth leadership and positive youth development through sport. He has been a consultant for the U.S. Olympic Committee, the United States Tennis Association and numerous athletes of all ages and skill levels.