Tiffanye M. Vargas, Ph.D., CC-AASP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Long Beach. A native Texan, she received her B.A. in Plan II and Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin before earning her M.A. in Counseling and Ph.D. in Sport Psychology from Michigan State University. Listed on the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry, she has worked with aspiring Olympians and Paralympians, collegiate, and club coaches and athletes on mental skills training. A former collegiate athlete and youth sports coach, Tiffanye uses her research on coaching education and personal experience to develop coaching curriculum and seminars for youth sport volunteers. She is the past president of the National Council for the Accreditation of Coaching Education, serves on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, and is an active member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.