Coach Dale Brown, one of the outstanding personalities in college athletics, began his 44-year coaching career as a high school wrestling, football, and track coach. He served as an assistant coach for 5 years at Utah State and 1 year at Washington State University before becoming head coach at Louisiana State University. In the 25 years before Brown's arrival, LSU won a total 288 games and went to 2 NCAA tournaments. Under Brown's coaching, game attendance soared and the Tigers won 448 games and appeared in 13 NCAA tournaments.
Dr. Burke is Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Kinesiology at Towson University. He received the Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and recreational studies (double major), with a minor in sociology, from Belmont Abbey College.
Dr. Burke was a member of the Pi Gamma Mu National Social Science Honor Society, played on the men's tennis team, and was a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Academic All-American Tennis Team nominee, making the N.A.I.A. All-District 26 Tennis Team in both singles and doubles play.
Mark B. Andersen, PhD, is an adjunct professor at Halmstad University in Sweden. He lives in Australia and collaborates intercontinentally with his Swedish colleagues in the areas of research, training, and supervision in applied sport and exercise psychology. He graduated with a PhD in psychology in 1988 from the University of Arizona and became a licensed psychologist in the United States in 1989. In 1994 he immigrated to Australia where he is a registered clinical psychologist.
Samuel J. Zizzi, EdD, CC-AASP, is the Dr. Pat Fehl endowed professor of sport and exercise psychology in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CPASS) at West Virginia University (WVU).
If you are a triathlete, coach, or someone interested in participating in an upcoming triathlon, Sport Psychology Library: Triathlon holds many answers to establishing and maintaining the mental discipline needed for what is certainly one of the most grueling and psychologically challenging events in all of sport. Guided by the expertise of Dr. Joe Baker and Dr. Whitney Sedgwick—both experienced, successful athletes and triathlon competitors — Sport Psychology Library: Triathlon summarizes current research and offers invaluable mental exercises to improve mental performance during triathlon training and competition.
"... highly readable entertaining and helpful. This book belongs in the library of every tennis coach, every tennis player, and every sport psychologist who works with tennis. It's a gem."
Mark B. Anderson Ph.D Program Coordinator Applied Sport Psychology
A must-read for every gymnast, coach, parent, or fan, this book offers solutions to the mental and physical challenges gymnasts face in training, in competing, and in integrating the sport into their lifestyles. Included are tips from champions, strategies for approaching the apparatus, and exercises for self-assessment.
An indispensable book for the serious and dedicated bowler, designed to push any bowling athlete to the highest level and enable professionals and elite amateurs to perform at their peak.
"Dale Brown's knowledge of the game is legendary. He gave me knowledge I still use today."
~ Shaquille O'Neal MVP 2002 2001 2000 NBA Finals
Named one of the NBA's Fifty Greatest Players
In what is one of the most extensive and all-encompassing books of its kind, The New Sport and Exercise Psychology Companion provides readers with an advanced understanding of the major themes that reflect the development and current status of sport and exercise psychology today. Editors Tony Morris and Peter Terry invited nearly 50 of the world’s leading experts on the key aspects of sport and exercise psychology to examine and explain the latest findings and newest directions of research. Unlike other publications that lean heavily toward either theoretical or applied approaches, the 27 chapters of The New Sport and Exercise Psychology Companion present a blend of both.