Board of Directors

Kristen Dieffenbach


Kristen is an associate professor of Athletic Coaching Education at West Virginia University and an Association of Applied Sport Psychology Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC). She has been working as a coach and coach educator for over 20 years and her research interests include professionalism and ethics in coaching, coach development and support, and athlete talent development.

Cam Kiosoglous

Education Chair

Cam Kiosoglous is an Assistant Professor at Drexel University and a long time National Team and Olympic coach. He currently serves as the Coordinator of Sport Science at USRowing and has worked with a variety of organizations in coaching development. His research interest includes long-term coach learning, reflective practices and professionalization of coaching.

Lori Gano-Overway

Accreditation Chair

Lori Gano-Overway is an associate professor and coaching minor program coordinator at Bridgewater College. Her research interests consist of understanding how the climate can be structured to foster positive youth development. As an Association of Applied Sport Psychology Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) she works with athletes on performance enhancement and collaborates with coaches on creating positive sport environments.

Roch King


Dr. Roch A. King is the Chair of Sports Coaching at the United States Sports Academy. He received his Ph.D. in psycho-socio interactions in sport from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.  In addition to a career focused on supporting quality coaching education, Roch has served as the Director of Sport Development for Indiana Swimming and oversaw the High-Performance Plan for Club Swimming in the State of Indiana and has an extensive coaching background having coached swimming at all levels from age-group to masters including serving on the staff at award winning Carmel Swim Club (CSC) and Carmel High School in Carmel, IN.  He recently celebrated his 20th year as a Senior Trainer for the Positive Coaching Alliance and has presented on Coaching and Coach Education internationally in countries such as the United Kingdom, Thailand, Malaysia, and Finland.

Larry Lauer


Larry is the mental skills specialist for USTA Player Development. He has a Ph D in exercise and sport science, specializing in sport psychology from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. He has been an Association for Applied Sport Psychology Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC)  for over a decade with elite tennis players from juniors, college, and pros....

Scott Douglass

At-Large Board Member

Scott is an associate professor and sport coaching program coordinator at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. He has a Ph.D. in Human Performance from The University of Alabama specializing in Sport Pedagogy. Scott is a 3-time USA Paralympian and medal winner in wheelchair tennis. His primary research interests are in the areas of coach development and coaching expertise in Paralympic sport.  

Charles 'Hal' Wilson

Accredited Program Representative Board Member

Hal is an Associate Professor of Coaching Education at Georgia Southern University and an Affiliated Scholar of the Center for the Study of Sport and Religion. He earned a Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Sport Studies from the University of Tennessee, and has over 20 years of coaching experience from the youth to NCAA Division I levels. His primary research interest is the holistic care of coaches and athletes.

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