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Summer Coaches' School


2019 Presenter Bios

Jennifer Nalepa (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor in the MSUDeparment of Kinesiology and teaches in the graduate programs in Sport Coaching and Leadership. Dr. 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. Follow the Sport Coaching and Leadrship Program at @MSUCoachLead and find coaching resources on the SCL Blog.

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. Follow Dr. Driska at @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. Follow the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at @YouthSportsMSU.

Andrew Mac Intosh (Ph.D.) is the Senior Director of Leadership and Education at the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality. Dr. Mac Intosh helps realize RISE’s initiatives by supporting the design, delivery and evaluation of curriculum and educational activities for varying audiences and contexts.