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Summer Coaches' School


2018 Presenter Bios

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

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 (Ph.D.) 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.